OCI Customer Demonstration Program

Receive up to $50,000 in Grant Funding.

Attention: This program is currently closed. You can speak with a member of our team about future intake periods or similar funding programs you may be eligible for, get email updates through our weekly newsletter, or look through our list of available funding programs in our directory page.

The Customer Demonstration Program provides Ontario government grants to support technology demonstrations between two or more Ontario-based businesses. Through the program, funding will be awarded for innovative “market disruptors” to demonstrate the value of smart computing products/services to a “receptor” who can purchase and adopt the technology. This helps overcome commercialization barriers and helps generate a business case for wide-scale adoption.

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OCI Customer Demonstration Program

Amount of Funding

Successful applicants may receive up to 50% coverage of eligible expenses to a maximum $50k per application.

Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

OCI Customer Demonstration Program

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible for funding from the OCI Customer Demonstration Program, applicants must:

  • Be a for-profit Ontario SME;
  • Have a validated innovative product/service; and
  • Be collaborating with a commercial partner/strategic client for the product/service development.
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OCI Customer Demonstration Program

Eligible Activities

Funding supports salaries and benefits paid to employees directly overseeing the project, as well as operating costs necessary to achieve project milestones.

Eligible Expenses for Canadian Government Funding

OCI Customer Demonstration Program

Program Deadline

The OCI Customer Demonstration Program is currently closed.

Program Deadline for Canadian Government Funding
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