Innovative Canadian Businesses Embrace Knowledge Transfer

Innovative Canadian Businesses Embrace Knowledge Transfer

According to a 2014 release of Statistics Canada data, Canada continues to decline in its commitment to innovation. The portion of Canadian businesses investing in process innovation fell from 33.5% in 2007-2009 to 29.0% in 2010-2012. Similarly, innovative businesses in Canada fell from 76.3% to 60.1% in the same time period. This decline is alarming….

Moncton Manufacturer Receives up to $668,657 in IRAP Research Grants

Moncton Manufacturer Receives up to $668,657 in IRAP Research Grants

Moncton, New Brunswick business TRC Manufacturing – a division of TRC Hydraulics – will be receiving up to $668,657 in Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) Mid-Size funding for the research and development of two innovative projects. TRC Hydraulics, a leader in Atlantic Canada for the design of customized solutions in mining, forestry, marine, oil, and…

Funding Success: TECTERRA Awards $4.8M in 2014-2015

Funding Success: TECTERRA Awards $4.8M in 2014-2015

Editor’s Note: Since this article’s posting, TECTERRA funding programs have been re-launched to provide enhanced support. For details of these new funding streams, visit Mentor Works’ TECTERRA program page. TECTERRA, a publically funded Geomatics industry association, provides Geomatics businesses in Alberta with Canadian government funding through a range of small business grants. TECTERRA helps businesses…

Alberta Tech Futures: Research and Development Funding for Business

Alberta Tech Futures: Research and Development Funding for Business

Alberta Innovates Technology Futures offers Alberta SMEs support for research, development, and innovation. Their goal is to help build healthy, sustainable, and innovative businesses in the province. This post will focus primarily on the funding programs offered through Alberta Tech Futures, but they provide Alberta small businesses with a range of services including: Technical Services:…

The 4 New Engineering & Design Technologies Changing How We Create

The 4 New Engineering & Design Technologies Changing How We Create

It seems that in the last few years, society has introduced more new ways to interact with technology than ever before. The origin of the computer keyboard can be traced back to the invention of the typewriter by Christopher Latham Sholes in 1868. This was followed by the computer mouse in 1964, and the first…

How to Qualify for CONII Collaborative Research and Development

How to Qualify for CONII Collaborative Research and Development

The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is a non-profit organization that distributes government funding for research and development through numerous programs to support R&D efforts including collaboration between industry and academic partners. The Colleges Ontario Network for Industry Innovation (CONII) program is a program that connects small and medium size businesses with Ontario Colleges to…

Canada Media Fund: Experimental Stream 2014 Deadlines

Canada Media Fund: Experimental Stream 2014 Deadlines

The Canada Media Fund, a low interest loan for digital media companies, has announced its deadlines for all three segments of the Experimental Stream for 2014. We have discussed the Canada Media Fund Experimental Stream in the past, so please refer to our Canada Media Fund Overview Blog for more general information on the program….

$30K in Grant Funding for Small Business – VentureStart Program

$30K in Grant Funding for Small Business – VentureStart Program

The Research Innovation Commercialization (RIC) Centres have recently released a new campaign of grants for small business in Ontario. The VentureStart Program looks to support Canadian entrepreneurs with innovative products or ideas for start-up businesses. VentureStart offers up to $30K in Canadian Government grants or 50% of start-up expenditures by means of a cost-sharing program….

Business Development Seminar – Leveraging Your Research Dollars

Research and Development is a costly process for any business, especially for those who are unable to leverage their expenses with Ontario business grants. The Centre for Research Innovation Commercialization (RIC) will be holding a business development workshop focused on finding finance and funding for small business research and development projects. When: April 11, 2012…

Research Innovation Centres: Events for Small Businesses

The Research Innovation Centres (RIC) form a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting Canadian SMEs and innovative entrepreneurs. They organize various workshops and symposiums to provide small businesses with Canadian Government funding advice and business networking opportunities. They are holding several of these events in Southern Ontario within the upcoming months.   Small Business…