Agriculture Initiatives – Regional & National Funding

Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program The five-year $163 million CAAP program has the objective  to support new and emerging issues to seize opportunities in the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector’s. The  government purpose is to advantage of circumstances to develop new products, ideas, technology, niche or market opportunity to the benefit the Ag sector. Although…

Want $500,000 to Commercialize Your Energy Innovation?

The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) can help. Their Technology Development Fund was created to promote the development and commercialization of new energy technology. Energy companies in the pre-commercialization stage of an innovative energy conservation or generation project can tap into the Technology Development Fund, which has given over $7.7 million towards 40 projects since its…

GreenCentre Canada is Fuelling Companies’ Green Innovation

Companies that are planning chemistry-driven green projects and want $50,000-$150,000 in non-repayable funding support, read on. The GreenCentre Canada has received $1.5 million from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation to encourage small- and medium-sized chemical companies to conduct research and development projects related to green innovation. The program was introduced to address a…

June U.S. Biotechnology Conference is the Largest of its Kind

Over 15,000 visitors and exhibitors will gather in late June for the world’s largest biotechnology conference in Washington, DC. Your company could attend, thanks to the International Trade Branch, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, which will help eight Ontario biotech companies exhibit with affordable display space and shared conveniences and services. Chosen companies…

Intersolar 2011 Germany Showcases Leading Ontario Companies

If you are an Ontario company in the photovoltaic sector, look forward to next month’s Intersolar 2011. The annual solar event in Munich, Germany plays host to the smartest minds in the global solar technology and photovoltaic sector. The event is currently accepting Ontario companies in these sectors to showcase their product offerings and innovations….

MITACS Accelerate – Collaborate with Universities for Innovation

Research and development efforts are a resource-intensive activity. A common hurdle faced by Ontario small businesses is the lack of capital needed to carry out research and development efforts. The MITACS Accelerate program aims to solve this by creating partnerships between Ontario businesses and universities. By combining resources through partnerships, both parties can realize a…

Tax Credits – Taking Advantage of Government Initiatives

Do you need help financing new business initiatives? Governmental tax credits can help your company grow, while keeping your debt-to-equity ratio under control. Mentor Works has compiled a few great tax credit programs that can help your business thrive: Apprenticeship Employer Signing Bonus This is a great tax credit to help you expand your human…

Discover 11 Focuses on Commercializing Innovations

In a couple of weeks, the Ontario Centres of Excellence will hold a two-day conference, hosting hundreds of exhibitors, as well as world-class keynote speakers and attractions all focused on developing for the future. The event hopes to network like-minded individuals, encourage innovation, and showcase the latest research and development projects and industry trends. Innovations…

How the Investment Accelerator Fund Can Grow Your Tech Company

The Government of Ontario is providing funding to technology companies in the province to help grow economically sustainable companies and creating high-value jobs. Technology companies and entrepreneurs should consider this funding as a great opportunity to grow their business without increasing their debt. What is the IAF? Provided by MaRS, the IAF is a government…

Do You Need Help Commercializing Your Innovations?

The downturn of the economy has wreaked havoc on many small businesses’ cash budgets. Technology companies that invest in research and development of new innovations are finding it harder to bring their advancements to market due to these financial constraints. Fortunately, The Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation has created the Innovation Demonstration Fund (IDF)…