Business Scale-up and Productivity Program – British Columbia

Receive up to $5 Million in Repayable Funding.

The Business Scale-up and Productivity Program – British Columbia helps businesses with high growth potential to adopt/adapt innovative technologies that support productivity, grow operations, and increase exports to global markets.

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Business Scale-up and Productivity Program – British Columbia

Amount of Funding

Successful applicants mat receive a repayable contribution (no-interest loan) of up to 50% of eligible project expenses to a maximum $5 million.

Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

Business Scale-up and Productivity Program – British Columbia

Eligible Applicants

An applicant may be eligible for funding if they meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Maintain profitable operations in British Columbia for at least two years;
  • High growth businesses that have had notable and/or consistent revenue increases year-over-year, typically at least 20%;
  • Be incorporated at the time of application; and
  • Priority sectors include advanced manufacturing, clean resources, clean technology, digital industries, health/ bio-sciences, natural resources value-added processing, ocean technology, and value-added agriculture/ agritech.
Eligible Applicants for Canadian Government Funding

Business Scale-up and Productivity Program – British Columbia

Eligible Activities

A project may be eligible for funding if it meets on of the following requirements:

  • Productivity improvements: includes acquiring, adapting and/or adopting new technologies and processes; process re-engineering; improving manufacturing capacity;
  • Business scale-up: includes market development or expansion, adopting best management practices, processes and systems, business opportunity development; or
  • Technology commercialization: includes late-stage product development to grow and diversify markets, and technology demonstration (TRL 7-9).
Eligible Expenses for Canadian Government Funding

Business Scale-up and Productivity Program – British Columbia

Program Deadline

This program is a two-stage application process with an EOI Deadline is January 31, 2023. Project start dates should have a start date or April 1, 2023 or later. Projects can last for up to three years; repayment begins one year after project is complete.

Program Deadline for Canadian Government Funding
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