Thirty-eight organizations in BC have collectively received $27M in funding from the Forest Enhancement Society of British Columbia (FESBC). Awarded projects will increase the use of wood fibre that otherwise would have been burned as waste. Instead, the fibre will be transformed into heat energy, electricity, and pulp products (suchRead More
Western Canada is home to many of the country’s most innovative and globally-oriented businesses. But while significant growth potential exists within the region, it’s often difficult for companies to make large-scale investments in productivity-boosting technologies. Despite the long-term benefits of adopting or adapting technology, upfront project costs can impact cashRead More
Eight Alberta-based non-profits and industry associations have recently been awarded government grants to enhance the clean technology sector. Government funding will enable the organizations to develop new technologies, establish startup working space, and better market technology-based solutions to potential purchasers.
Through the Western Diversification Program, a total of $3,485,406 will be
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.
A recent investment of $1,562,000 from the Western Economic Diversification Canada has allowed for the creation of a pilot initiative called Mitacs Converge. Mitacs Converge will provide government grant funding to support research initiatives. Mitacs, which connects and nurtures partnerships between academic institutions, SMEs, and multi-national companies, has added ConvergeRead More
Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) has announced the launch of their Western Diversification Program (WDP) Call for Proposals (CFP). The WDP is a business funding initiative dedicated to helping not-for-profit organizations seek and develop future project proposals in Western Canada. The WDP’s primary goal is to develop and support WesternRead More
The second Intake of CAF provides support to SME’s in Southern Ontario through a federal loan mechanism, at zero percent for 10 years. Community Adjustment Fund will prioritize manufacturing communities that depend on a single industry and has a population of less than $250,000, and supports economic recovery and jobRead More