Applied Research and Commercialization (ARC) Funding Released

The Canadian Government sector, FedDev Ontario, has announced a top-up of funding to a pre-existing Ontario business grant called the Applied Research and Commercialization Initiative (ARC). The initiative is a Small Business Funding Program for Research and Development projects involving post-secondary collaboration. The program provides funding to accelerate research and development and enhance innovation and…

Ontario Business Grants for Capital Equipment and Outside Consulting

Canadian business grants for productivity enhancements and outside consulting are becoming increasingly popular with Ontario SMEs. These types of small business funding grants are especially useful for those in need of capital equipment or market expansion funding. There are several opportunities to receive Grant Funding for Small Business Expansion; however, these Canadian business grants are…

Agri-Innovation Program – No Interest Business Loan Up to $10M for Commercialization

Agri-Innovation Program – No Interest Business Loan Up to $10M for Commercialization

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) is accepting applications for their Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP). The program is offered through two streams depending on the project’s stage of development; (1) Industry-Led Research and Development and (2) the Commercialization Stream. Businesses may submit more than one proposal as long as projects are not related to one another….

More Funding for Hiring Science and Tech Grads – MITACS Enterprise

The MITACS Enterprise Program, the grant for hiring graduates, has recently received a generous contribution of $4,227,500 from the Canadian Government. These funds will be distributed to Canadian SMEs who are looking to hire a recent graduate in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This program is one of several Business Grants for Hiring Interns…

Research and Development Grants for Small Business and Post-Secondary Collaboration

It is essential for most businesses to partake in some form of research and development in order to allow their business to grow and expand into new markets. However, R&D projects often require a great deal of equipment and expertise in order to yield promising results. In some cases, Canadian SMEs do not have access…

Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP)

The Canadian Government has begun a new initiative to foster innovation and commercialization for the Canadian business sector. The Canadian government funding program is a $40 million dollar Canadian Government procurement and acquisition program called the Canadian Innovation and Commercialization Program (CICP).  This business funding initiative will not act directly as a business funding grant;…

Wage Subsidy Grant – Science & Technology Internship Program

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has an internship program for businesses in the natural resource sector who would like to hire a recent graduate in the science or engineering fields. The program is called the Science and Technology Internship Program and it encourages businesses to hire graduates and provide them with professional and practical work experience…

Going Global Innovation: Research and Development Funding for 2012 Open

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…

Submit CAAP by March 15: Government Funding for Agricultural Innovation

The Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) has announced a Call for Proposals for the next round of Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP) funding. For those interested in this program, the CAAP is designed for small businesses who have a new technology that will have an impact on the agricultural industry. Eligible projects will seize opportunities…

Agri-Innovation Program is a No Interest Business Loan up to $5M

Businesses in the agriculture sector can receive an additional source of cash through the Agri-Innovation Program. Offered through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Agri-Innovation Program provides agricultural businesses across Canada with 0% interest repayable funding towards a variety of expenditures that will improve the company’s productivity or promote innovation. This program is similar to the…