Please Note: The IRAP DTAPP program is no longer available, however, other Canadian government grants may still be applicable to your project. Please contact a Government Funding Planner to evaluate current funding opportunities.
Canada’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.
Next Steps: Register for a Small Business Funding Event
Developing an effective government funding strategy is one of the most important steps a business can take to improve their growth outlook. Navigating the funding landscape is not always a straight-forward process, but learning about funding opportunities from a Government Funding Planner can help. Register for a workshop or webinar for greater insight into the process of researching, writing, and submitting government funding applications.