OCE Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP) Research Grants
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OCE Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP) Research Grants

In Ontario, businesses are crafting new innovative technical solutions every day. However, it can often be challenging for these companies to effectively commercialize their market-ready products with internal resources alone. To overcome these barriers, businesses can access assistance by partnering with post-secondary institutions that offer high-skilled researchers. In fact, the most recent statistics indicated that…

OCE Voucher for Innovation and Productivity: Research Funding Awarded
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OCE Voucher for Innovation and Productivity: Research Funding Awarded

BacTech Environmental Corporation has been awarded $75,000 in Ontario research grants to collaborate with Laurentian University. Ontario government funding will help BacTech and Laurentian University test and refine bioleaching technologies that extract metals and stabilize arsenic found in mine tailings. The partners hope to develop a sustainable solution for reducing the volume of arsenic and…

OCE Market Readiness Program: Innovation Scale-Up Grants
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OCE Market Readiness Program: Innovation Scale-Up Grants

Colleges and universities play a key role in driving innovation and entrepreneurship across Ontario. As a launchpad for tomorrow’s business leaders, these institutions promote leading-edge research and supporting young entrepreneurs who wish to transform new ideas into a sustainable business. However, young entrepreneurs often struggle to scale-up these post-secondary businesses post-graduation and much of their…

Health Technologies Fund – Apply for MedTech Funding by June 21, 2017
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Health Technologies Fund – Apply for MedTech Funding by June 21, 2017

The Health Technologies Fund (HTF) is a government grant designed to support the development of made-in-Ontario health technologies. By accelerating evaluation, procurement, adoption, and diffusion in Ontario’s healthcare sector, HTF ensures that technology developers have a more direct pathway towards commercializing innovative healthcare solutions. To participate in the program, Ontario tech developers need to form…

Automotive Supplier Competitiveness Improvement Program: 2017 Deadlines
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Automotive Supplier Competitiveness Improvement Program: 2017 Deadlines

In Canada, automotive suppliers represent a sophisticated value chain that includes hundreds (or even thousands) of manufacturers. Each auto part manufacturer must maintain high productivity to fulfill customer demand, however this can be challenging without innovative equipment, strong internal processes, and skilled employees. Thankfully, the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA) and Ontario Centres of Excellence…

Colleges Applied Research and Development Fund (CARDF): Ontario SMEs
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Colleges Applied Research and Development Fund (CARDF): Ontario SMEs

The Colleges Applied Research and Development Fund (CARDF) is a $20-million Ontario government funding program designed to support the collaboration of college researchers with industry partners. Through the program, Ontario-based businesses will be able to submit their innovation challenges and work with college researchers and faculty to develop a market-ready solution. There are three streams…

OCE REACH: MedTech Procurement Program for Public Healthcare Providers
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OCE REACH: MedTech Procurement Program for Public Healthcare Providers

Although public healthcare is one of Ontario’s most technology-driven sectors, the process of procuring advanced technologies can seem exceedingly difficult. As a member of the broader public service (BPS), public healthcare organizations care often required to issue public tenders that detail product specifications and financial terms. While this procurement process works for some BPS organizations, it…

SDTC TargetGHG Collaborative Technology Development Program: Cleantech Grants
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SDTC TargetGHG Collaborative Technology Development Program: Cleantech Grants

The Province of Ontario is positioning itself to be a leader in the development of clean technologies, commonly referred to as “cleantech”. Funds generated from the Ontario provincial cap and trade program will be reinvested into ‘green economy’ businesses, or those exploring new ways to reduce carbon emissions. This is a contributing factor in the…

Ontario and Alberta Commit to New Greentech R&D Partnership
Business Strategy

Ontario and Alberta Commit to New Greentech R&D Partnership

Reducing carbon emissions and creating a sustainable low-carbon economy are top priorities for provincial governments across Canada. While some provinces have taken more ambitious steps than others, all provinces and territories are beginning to shape the future of climate change legislation, and with it, a series of new incentives for businesses ‘going green’. Ontario and…