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Ontario Provincial Election 2018: Impacts on Business and Funding

Ontario Provincial Election 2018: Impacts on Business and Funding

On June 7, Ontario voters ushered in a new Conservative majority government to be led by Doug Ford. The incoming Premier won 40% of the popular vote and 76 seats overall, signaling a big change in provincial government. Having already appointed a Chief of Staff and assembled a transition team, it’s expected Ford’s cabinet will…

LCIF Grant Spurs CHAR Technologies’ Biocoal Technology Demonstration

LCIF Grant Spurs CHAR Technologies’ Biocoal Technology Demonstration

CHAR Technologies is a cleantech company specializing in biocarbon development. They produce a proprietary activated charcoal-like material called SulfaCHAR that removes hydrogen sulfide from gas. SulfaCHAR, once used for the gas cleaning application, has further use as a sulfur-enriched biofuel for industrial and agricultural purposes. Although CHAR Technologies is well-integrated in the agricultural sector, its…

TargetGHG Program Awards Funding for Industrial Demonstration Projects

TargetGHG Program Awards Funding for Industrial Demonstration Projects

The Province of Ontario is a global leader in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. As such, it strives to create and implement clean, leading-edge technologies. To encourage the development and commercialization of these technologies, the $45 million TargetGHG funding program was created and has since awarded funding for innovative projects. Recently, the TargetGHG Industrial Demonstration Program…

Western Innovation Initiative (WINN) Awards $3.5M in Small Business Loans

Western Innovation Initiative (WINN) Awards $3.5M in Small Business Loans

The Government of Canada has announced it will invest $3.5 million in funding to support an Alberta-based cleantech expansion project. The project will be carried out by Enerkem Alberta Biofuels, Rho Canada Ventures, and the Waste Management of Canada Corporation. Federal small business loans will help the partners to complete the final phase of a…

GreenON Industries: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Incentives

GreenON Industries: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Incentives

Clean technologies are transforming industries across Canada, but perhaps nowhere as much as Ontario. Electricity generation is becoming more driven by renewables, and more manufacturers are evolving their processes to use less energy. This is leading to a dramatic reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) generation and more sustainable, environmentally conscious industries. Much of this transformation…

GreenFIT Strategy: Government of Ontario Public Procurement

GreenFIT Strategy: Government of Ontario Public Procurement

Please Note: GreenFIT is not accepting applications at this time. Please explore the federal Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC) program for more procurement opportunities. Ontario is a leading sub-national jurisdiction fighting against greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. One of the ways the province excels in promoting climate change is by purchasing clean, green technologies for its Ontario Public…

OCE Research Grants Support Scale-Up Graphite Technologies Program

OCE Research Grants Support Scale-Up Graphite Technologies Program

Zenyatta Ventures Inc. has been awarded up to $100,000 in research and development funding to collaborate with Lakehead University. Ontario small business funding will support the enhancement of environmental and energy applications using the company’s advanced nano-material technologies. The investment will be provided through Ontario Centre of Excellence’s OCE Voucher for Innovation and Productivity II…

Atlantic Innovation Fund Supports 2 Advanced Drone Technology Projects

Atlantic Innovation Fund Supports 2 Advanced Drone Technology Projects

The Government of Canada recently announced it would be investing a combined total of $5.5M to support two innovative technology development projects. The investment will support research activities for improve drone technologies in Newfoundland and Labrador. The contribution will be provided through the Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF), which supports industry-led research and development collaboration projects….

How Agri-Businesses Can Service Global Food Preferences

How Agri-Businesses Can Service Global Food Preferences

When considering what foods to buy, more consumers are seeking products that cater to a balanced diet. In fact, when given the choice, 59% of consumers prefer to ‘eat clean’ and are more likely to purchase foods that are less processed. Today consumers are demanding greater access to whole foods such as fruits and vegetables,…

6 Ontario Small Business Events You Won’t Want to Miss in May 2017

6 Ontario Small Business Events You Won’t Want to Miss in May 2017

As spring approaches, business owners and executives should continue looking for growth opportunities in 2017 and beyond. A great way to stay up-to-date on current industry news and network with other thought leaders is by attending Ontario small business events. Industry focused events provide an outlet for professional networking and access to expert knowledge. Throughout…