R&D for Cannabis Beer Receives $45K in NSERC & OCI Grants

R&D for Cannabis Beer Receives $45K in NSERC & OCI Grants

Province Brands of Canada, the company that is developing the world’s first beers brewed from the cannabis plant, will collaborate with the University of Western Ontario to research innovative yeasts. Financial support for the project will come from a $45,000 research grant from Ontario Centre of Innovtion’s (OCI) Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP) program…

Alberta-Ontario Innovation Program Awards 20 Cross-Provincial Projects

Alberta-Ontario Innovation Program Awards 20 Cross-Provincial Projects

Alberta and Ontario are home to 20 academic-industry research and development projects that recently received government innovation grants. These industry-academia collaborations will help solve key industry challenges in both Ontario and Alberta, increase innovation produced from the country, and diversify and sustain the Canadian economy to compete globally. A total of $36.6 million has been…

Automotive Supplier Competitiveness Improvement Program: $100k Grant

Automotive Supplier Competitiveness Improvement Program: $100k Grant

Please Note: ASCIP’s final application intake has closed. Ontario automotive manufacturers should explore the Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (OAMP) for funding support. Spanning 700+ parts suppliers and 500+ tool, die, and mould makers, Ontario’s automotive industry is one of the world’s strongest automotive supply chains. Its competitive edge is driven by several key industry associations, such as…

12 Health Tech Projects Invigorated with $5.5M Government Grants

12 Health Tech Projects Invigorated with $5.5M Government Grants

The government of Ontario has recently supported 12 collaborative projects between businesses and healthcare institutions to commercialize innovative medical technologies. Through the Health Technologies Fund (HTF), each research project will receive Ontario government grants to develop, test, and integrate cutting-edge technologies into provincial health care institutions. Health Technologies Fund will provide up to $5.5M in…

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…

OCI REACH Awards Over $4M in Grants for MedTech Procurement Projects

OCI REACH Awards Over $4M in Grants for MedTech Procurement Projects

The Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI) recently announced its support for six technology adoption projects through its OCI REACH program. REACH stands for “Resources for Evaluating, Adopting and Capitalizing on Innovative Healthcare Technology”. OCE has awarded a total of $4.3 million in Ontario government grants to support these innovation procurement projects. Each project is expected…

Cybersecurity Fintech Innovation Pilot Program: Financial Technology Funding

Cybersecurity Fintech Innovation Pilot Program: Financial Technology Funding

The financial technology (fintech) sector is a growing component within Canada’s knowledge-based industries and focuses on the development of innovations and technologies for the financial services industry. By 2018, it is expected financial institutions will spend over $14 billion annually on fintech to solve internal technical challenges. Businesses like Secure Key, Phoenix, and eSentire are…

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…

OCE Customer Demonstration Program: Funding for Disruptive Technology Projects

OCE Customer Demonstration Program: Funding for Disruptive Technology Projects

The Government of Ontario has a vested interest in the development and commercialization of innovative disruptive technologies. We see this through a number of available government funding programs. Rapid advances in technology, such as 3D printing and artificial intelligence, are transforming many of Ontario’s key industries and the government wants to help. To support this…