Growing Canadian Agri-Innovations Program

The Growing Canadian Agri-Innovations Program is supported by the Canadian Federation of Agriculture and is an important tool to assist farmers, food processors, and researchers with introducing innovative ideas to the marketplace in less time. As a part of Growing Forward, a commitment between the government and the agricultural sector, this program will invest in…

Expand Your Talent Base with the Youth Employment Program

The Human Resources Skills Development Center is offering small businesses the opportunity to hire new graduates in order to expand their business capabilities and expertise through the Youth Employment Program (YEP). Incorporated businesses are encouraged to apply for this program in order to hire graduates with unique skill sets to their company. Grant Amount &…

NSERC Engage – Collaborate with a Local University/College

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has a very successful partnership platform to encourage Canadian businesses to work with local universities and colleges in order to solve a technological business problem. This platform is called Engage and provides both parties with valuable benefits. The business receives the school’s extensive resources and expertise, while…

NextGen Biofuels Fund Supports Renewable Fuel R&D

Canada is one of the world’s wealthiest countries in terms of natural resources. Industry Canada, in an effort to preserve these natural resources and promote sustainability, is providing Canadian businesses with funding support to help commercialize next generation renewable fuels and co-product technologies. Who is it for? The NextGen Biofuels Fund is for any Canadian…

Healthcare Sector Receives Funding Support for New Technologies

The Innovation & Development Program (IDP) was created to help commercialize new technologies and innovations within the Canadian health industry. This funding mechanism is part of the Health Technology Commercialization Program, created by the partnership of Ministry of Research and Innovation and The Health Technology Exchange. Eligibility Funding is open to Ontario SME’s in the…

CME Smart Releases Excess Funds – Apply By June 27th

CME Smart, the popular government grant geared towards increasing operational efficiency, has released a small amount of rollover funding to support a batch of new projects due to project cancellations from the last round of funding. Eligibility Beyond the regular eligibility factors, applicants of this round of funding must have not received CME Smart funding…

Machine, Tool, & Die Companies Receive Software Training Support

The Canadian Machine Tool Distributors Association (CMTDA) has resupplied the successful Advanced Software and Machine Training Fund to provide funding throughout 2011. The fund has received a $900,000 top-up to help Ontario’s machine, tool, die, and mould companies conduct training on software that will enhance their competitiveness. Eligibility Factors Applicants must be Ontario companies in…

CME Smart Program Funds 50% of Your Productivity Enhancements

The content in this blog article is out-of-date and references an older iteration of the CME SMART Prosperity Now program called CME Smart. For a more current overview of the CME SMART PRosperity Now capital equipment grant, please refer to our CME SMART Prosperity Now Page. Southern Ontario businesses looking to improve their operational efficiency will…

First Job Program Supports Technology Innovation through Research

Technical Graduates through First Job In a previous blog in early May, we profiled an excellent hiring mechanism to serve Masters or PhD professionals that have graduated in the last five years. The position must create an opportunity in R&D and is generally along the lines of new processes, services or products. Recently, we learned…

Industrial R&D Fellowships Program Offers Wage Subsidy for PhD Hires

NSERC provides companies in the private sector with funding support for hiring new doctoral graduates. This wage subsidy can help science and technology companies tap into the high talent pool of Ph.D. graduates and facilitate the transfer of this expertise into the company’s operations. It also allows the graduate to receive valuable research and development…