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The content in this blog article is out-of-date and references an older iteration of the CME SMART Prosperity Now program called CME Smart.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…

Obtain EU Standards Certification for Medical Equipment

Ontario manufacturers of medical devices and technology who are looking to expand into international markets can benefit from the one-day EU Standards Certification event in Toronto, Ontario in mid-September. Specialists in the field of CE Certification of medical devices will be present to educate participants. There will also be an opportunity to network with potential…

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…

Agriculture Initiatives – Regional & National Funding

Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program The five-year $163 million CAAP program has the objective  to support new and emerging issues to seize opportunities in the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector’s. The  government purpose is to advantage of circumstances to develop new products, ideas, technology, niche or market opportunity to the benefit the Ag sector. Although…

Network with Key Ontario Suppliers at Toronto Event

Finding the most suitable supplier for your business is often a daunting, but crucial undertaking. The supplier you rely on is directly tied to your company’s success. At the end of June, Ontario companies will have the opportunity to meet and create business partnerships with the industry’s top suppliers and experts at the 2011 Design…

Want $500,000 to Commercialize Your Energy Innovation?

The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) can help. Their Technology Development Fund was created to promote the development and commercialization of new energy technology. Energy companies in the pre-commercialization stage of an innovative energy conservation or generation project can tap into the Technology Development Fund, which has given over $7.7 million towards 40 projects since its…

How to Build or Upgrade Your Website on a Budget

These days, it seems that even a lemonade stand needs to create a website to effectively enter the market. If you’re not online, you’re not in the game. Even more, your website that was last updated in 1999 is not doing you much good today either. Companies need to constantly incorporate new technologies and functionality…

Client Spotlight: A&H Custom Machine

When A&H Custom Machine approached Mentor Works, they had multiple business objectives. These varied from business expansion to productivity improvements. Together, they worked with Mentor Works to develop a comprehensive strategy to reach these goals. Government funding was a key aspect of this strategy, as it allowed them to finance aspects of their plan, which…