Canadian companies are some of the most innovative in the world. But when it comes to developing and commercializing ideas into globally competitive technologies, firms are struggling to keep up. It’s not the lack of viable ideas that holds us back, but the ability to advance these ideas into profitable,
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.
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
Innovation Factory (iF) is a Hamilton, Ontario-based Regional Innovation Centre (RIC) that provides startup resources, programming, and mentorship to early-stage companies. Since 2011, it’s helped innovators commercialize their ideas and reach the next level of success while also supporting a more collaborative business community. As a member of the Ontario
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
Development and commercialization of innovative technologies is often a complex process that requires multiple contributors. While most Canadian firms choose to innovate independently, working with research partners offers several benefits. Not only do collaborative research and development projects support improved project outcomes, but they also help control costs and offer
Please Note: NSERC CRD is closed. Access NSERC funding through the Engage (applied research) and Alliance (academic research) programs.
Knowledge mobilization is a term that often refers to bridging gaps between industry and post-secondary researchers. While there is a significant amount of knowledge generated by colleges and universities in Canada, this
When Canadian businesses face innovation challenges, working with post-secondary institutions can be a great way to overcome them. There are many research support services provided through Canadian colleges and universities; the key is understanding what your project needs to succeed, and who can provide those services. Often, businesses can narrow
The AgriInnovate Program is a Canadian government funding initiative that helps businesses commercialize and/or adopt innovative agri-based products, technologies, processes, or services that are new to the sector. It offers 0% interest non-secured loans with repayment starting once a project is complete. This helps agriculture and agri-food businesses purchase advanced
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