Funding for Research and Development: From Idea to Commercialization
Government Funding

Funding for Research and Development: From Idea to Commercialization

Government funding for research and development (R&D) activities is widely popular. There are many different funding programs and mechanisms available to help businesses offset the costs (and risks) of engaging in R&D. This helps Canadian businesses to reduce the time it takes to develop a new product or service. Many businesses that we work with…

International R&D Success: Developing & Commercializing Innovation
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International R&D Success: Developing & Commercializing Innovation

Many businesses that Mentor Works deals with have heard of the two most popular research and development (R&D) funding programs: NRC’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) and the SR&ED tax credit program. Both are valuable programs that support innovation and commercialization efforts. However, most of our clients are unaware of the wider range of programs…

Program Update: CanExport Innovation Funding for Research Partnerships
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Program Update: CanExport Innovation Funding for Research Partnerships

UPDATE: This program was previously called Going Global Innovation (GGI). The content has been updated to reflect the new name, CanExport Innovation (CXI). Canadian companies are internationally recognized as some of the most creative, innovative firms in the world. But despite this reputation, Canada is falling behind in terms of its opportunities to spur innovation….

CanExport Innovation: How to Qualify for Tech Partnership Grants
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CanExport Innovation: How to Qualify for Tech Partnership Grants

UPDATE: This program was previously called Going Global Innovation (GGI). The content has been updated to reflect the new CanExport Innovation (CXI) name. The CanExport Innovation (CXI) program provides Canadian government funding for technology partnership development. Through the program, Canadian firms can receive non-repayable grants to secure international partners for research projects. Although funding does…

CanExport Innovation: International Technology Project Funding FAQ
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CanExport Innovation: International Technology Project Funding FAQ

UPDATE: This program was previously called Going Global Innovation (GGI). The content has been updated to reflect the new CanExport Innovation (CXI) name. CanExport Innovation (CXI) is a Canadian government funding program that stimulates international technology commercialization partnerships. Through the program, Canadian businesses and academic institutions may offset a portion of costs related to traveling and meeting…

Canadian Exporters Confidence in 2016 Drops to Lowest Point Since 2012
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Canadian Exporters Confidence in 2016 Drops to Lowest Point Since 2012

Approaching the end of an uninspiring 2016, Canadian export confidence slipped to its lowest recorded point since Fall 2012. This decline make sense; in a year marked by Mexico’s overtaking as the United States’ #2 exporter and the election of Donald Trump, Canadian businesses are waiting cautiously to see what the future brings. The Trade…

Small Business Grants for Building Global R&D Relationships
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Small Business Grants for Building Global R&D Relationships

Going Global Innovation (GGI) Canadian government grants for small business program was created and is managed by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service.  GGI’s research and development funding is available to small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to help stimulate potential R&D partnerships that benefit Canadian innovators and bring new products to the…

Government Funding for Business Expansion: Going Global Innovation
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Government Funding for Business Expansion: Going Global Innovation

Going Global Innovation (GGI) was created to support innovative companies who are looking to create new products and technologies for the Canadian marketplace via collaborative R&D partnerships.  Global Commerce Support Program provides support for accessing funding sources from Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT). The objective is to promote and enhance Canada’s international innovation…

Going Global Innovation: Research and Development Funding for 2012 Open
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Going Global Innovation: Research and Development Funding for 2012 Open

*Check back with us regularly for updates on this program as we are expecting new funding to be released some time between June and July of 2013. Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) is accepting another round of applications for their Canadian government funding program called Going Global Innovation. Applicants who are accepted into…

Government Funding

Going Global – Funding for Doing Business Abroad

Dedicated to innovation, science and technology-based companies, Global Commerce Support Program provides support for accessing funding sources from Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT). The objective is to promote and enhance Canada’s international innovation efforts by pursuing collaborative opportunities through the development of partnerships in other countries and economies with the key players. Going…