Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) Supports 8 BC Companies

Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) Supports 8 BC Companies

The Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) is a competitive first purchase program offered by the federal government. Through BCIP, which has recently been expanded, Canadian innovators may receive government contracts to partner with a government department who tests and deploys the technology. Through the program, innovators can generate revenues to further develop the technology…

Alberta Innovates: Research Funding for Innovative Technologies

Alberta Innovates: Research Funding for Innovative Technologies

Alberta Innovates is a collection of Alberta small business grants and vouchers designed to support the research and development of advanced technologies. These programs provide a dynamic solution for businesses struggling with internal technical challenges. These research funding programs provide small business grants and loans to enhance and accelerate innovative technology-focused projects. Suitable projects may…

$3.5M Western Innovation Initiative Business Funding Awarded to Vitalus

$3.5M Western Innovation Initiative Business Funding Awarded to Vitalus

The Western Innovation Initiative (WINN) is a research and development funding program for small businesses located in western Canada. Companies operating in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba may apply for up to 50% of their project’s expenses to a maximum $3.5 million in repayable funding contributions. Innovative businesses use this fund to lead their…

Can Innovative Research and Development Boost Canada’s Economy?

Can Innovative Research and Development Boost Canada’s Economy?

Can industry-led research and development help Canada transition to a knowledge-based economy? The Government of Canada thinks so, and has been calling on businesses across the country to become more innovative by all means possible. Since the Liberal government took power in Canada, there has been a stark contrast in the way economic development has…

$25M+ in Automotive Supplier Innovation Program (ASIP) Research Grants Awarded

$25M+ in Automotive Supplier Innovation Program (ASIP) Research Grants Awarded

Canada’s innovation economy is transforming how the automotive industry competes with global manufacturers. Canadian automotive suppliers must work smarter and develop new technologies or processes that enable clean, efficient automobiles to be created. To incentivize this transition, the Canadian federal government created the Automotive Supplier Innovation Program (ASIP) to support investment into research and development…

$12M in Government Funding Invested in Canada’s Bioindustrial Industry

$12M in Government Funding Invested in Canada’s Bioindustrial Industry

Bio-industry companies are at the leading edge of sustainable science and innovation. These businesses develop agricultural or forestry by-products/waste and transform them into valuable chemical additives that can be used for a range of products such as bio-fuels, plastic packaging, or even automotive parts. Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) is an organization who focuses on helping…

How to Receive IRAP Mid-Size Project Funding for Innovative R&D

How to Receive IRAP Mid-Size Project Funding for Innovative R&D

Update: The National Research Council (NRC) now offers project-based funding through a single Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP). Please visit the NRC-IRAP Research Project Contributions page for more information. Innovative Canadian businesses who invest heavily in internal research and development activities understand the strain that it can put on company resources. SMEs are heavily impacted…

GF2 BC Agri-Innovation Program: Agricultural Technology Grants

GF2 BC Agri-Innovation Program: Agricultural Technology Grants

British Columbia is emerging as a national leader for innovative technology development within the agricultural industry. To stimulate this growth, the federal and B.C. provincial government have partnered to provide grants to businesses, industry associations, and non-profits who are commercializing or adopting innovative products, processes, or technologies for use in the agri-food industry. The Canada-BC…

Tesla’s “Master Plan, Part Deux” Pushes Innovative Business Leadership

Tesla’s “Master Plan, Part Deux” Pushes Innovative Business Leadership

On July 20, 2016, Tesla Motors’ CEO Elon Musk released a blog entitled “Master Plan, Part Deux”. The highly anticipated document identified several key changes to Tesla’s business model and also unveiled some of the newest, most innovative technologies that Tesla is working on. Among some of the most notable changes, Tesla may be modifying…

Health Technologies Fund Provides $20M in Innovative Research Grants

Health Technologies Fund Provides $20M in Innovative Research Grants

Modern healthcare technologies (healthtech) are transforming Ontario’s health care system to provide greater care for patients at a lower cost. This rapid acceleration of innovation has made the province a better place to live, work, and perform scientific research in. Businesses may take advantage of Ontario’s healthtech ecosystem, which includes a variety of research grants,…