Ontario and Alberta Commit to New Greentech R&D Partnership

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…

Disruptive Innovation: How to Find and Flourish in a Blue Ocean

Disruptive Innovation: How to Find and Flourish in a Blue Ocean

What if everything your business has been doing since its inception was flipped upside down and the complete opposite approach was enforced? This is the concept behind W. Chan Kim and Renée A. Maurborgne’s Blue Ocean Strategy, which was created based off of primary research conducted on over 150 businesses across more than 30 industries…

Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) Enters New Fiscal Year

Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) Enters New Fiscal Year

The Government of Canada is constantly seeking new innovative technologies to improve the function of government. Since 2012, the federal government’s Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) has provided a first-procurement program that enables Canadian businesses and entrepreneurs to test and sell their innovative pre-commercial technologies to the government. This partnership bolsters the innovative abilities…

How Can Canadian Businesses Innovate on a Global Scale?

How Can Canadian Businesses Innovate on a Global Scale?

Recently, “innovation” has become one of the most popular buzzwords in Canadian business, politics, and the economy. While there are many definitions of innovation, it can simply be stated that innovation entails revolutions to make the subject matter faster, more efficiently, or simply better than previous version, sometimes creating a completely new product/technology category altogether….

Western Innovation Initiative (WINN) Canadian Tech Development Funding

Western Innovation Initiative (WINN) Canadian Tech Development Funding

Created in 2013, the five-year Western Innovation Initiative (WINN) will invest up to $100 million towards late-stage research and development projects conducted by businesses in western Canada. By commercializing new innovative products and processes, small and mid-sized businesses across western Canada will be able to expand and support employment opportunities. The Western Innovation Initiative provides…

IBM Innovation Incubator (i3) Fosters Tech Development in Ontario

IBM Innovation Incubator (i3) Fosters Tech Development in Ontario

Ontario small and mid-sized technology companies often face technical challenges when developing innovative products and services. In order to develop innovative technologies, businesses must have access to high performance computing equipment and other resources that enable creativity, productivity, and collaboration. To harness the power of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), post-secondary research institutions, and high…

IRAP Accelerated Review Process (ARP) Canadian Research Grants

IRAP Accelerated Review Process (ARP) Canadian Research Grants

Canadian small and mid-sized businesses (SMEs) are often the drivers of industry change, developing innovative solutions to complex problems. These solutions can increase productivity, reduce technical barriers, and provide new capabilities that expand product and service offerings. However, for many small businesses in Canada, a lack of resources restricts the amount of research, development, and…

Understanding the Internet of Things and what it could mean for your Business

Understanding the Internet of Things and what it could mean for your Business

The “Internet of Things”, or “IOT”, is a phrase that’s being used a lot these days. Many bloggers, commentators, and analysts are trying to pin-point what the Internet of Things will mean for specific industries, business in general, and even how it will change our personal lives. The goal of this post is to explain…

FAQs: Investing in Business Innovation Small Business Loans Ontario

FAQs: Investing in Business Innovation Small Business Loans Ontario

Administered by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), Investing in Business Innovation (IBI) offers small business loans to assist high growth, innovative startups and early-stage businesses in commercializing new products, processes, and technologies. Southern Ontario businesses with private funding that require additional cash flow can use IBI to help accelerate late-stage…

Access Manufacturing Research and Development Centres in London, ON

Access Manufacturing Research and Development Centres in London, ON

London, Ontario is home to several of Canada’s most successful research and development-focused manufacturing businesses. With over 30,000 citizens of London’s 366,150 inhabitants being employed in advanced manufacturing jobs, the city’s economy relies on the continued success of its manufacturing businesses. Over 700 manufacturing companies exist in London due to world-class infrastructure, close proximity to…