funding for small businessCanada’s Digital Economy Strategy serves to raise awareness of the importance of seeking productivity improvements by adopting technology. By building digital skills, the purpose of the DTAPP program is to increase productivity growth for small and medium-sized enterprises less than 500 employees across all sectors.

Canadian Government Grants

Through existing and new networks with organizations and colleges across Canada, the DTAPP program provides expertise in the digital technology adoption field. Based on your business improvement objectives and interest in adopting new technologies, this cost-share program of up to $100,000 grant contribution may be for you. The DTAPP program will encourage you to transfer successful practices and lessons by working through sub-contractors to impact productivity growth.

Small Business Funding Grants – Key Criteria for Advancement

The delivering agency, Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), will make the assessment on the SME’s ability to participate in the DTAPP program by:

  • Exploring the viability of the businesses project plan to adopt digital technologies,
  • Evaluating the current operations with respect to the ability and openness to change, to maximize the benefit of adopting digital technologies on its productivity.
  • The willingness to document the businesses strategic results and key operational advancements with outcomes to understand the link between digital technologies and growth
  • Examining the past experiences of implementing new technology, measurement systems or process improvements that targeted improvements in productivity within the last 2-3 years.

Need More Information on IRAP DTAPP Small Business Grants Canada?

Look to Mentor Works for information, and Canadian government funding selection and support services.  See links below for more information about IRAP DTAPP:

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Mentor Works Supports Government Funding for Business

This digital technology initiative of $80 million contribution will run to March 31, 2014 and will enable business transformation and innovation, leading to advances in productivity and job creation.  If you are interested in learning about more Canadian government funding, please do not hesitate to contact Bernadeen McLeod. You will find additional information for DTAPP at IRAP. Other IRAP programs include the Accelerated Review Process for Small Projects and the delivery of the Youth Employment Program.

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