Tag : Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) Program: $5 Million

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 cash

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Western Diversification Program: 8 CleanTech Projects Awarded $3.5M

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

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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

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Mitacs Converge: SME & Post-Secondary Research and Development Funding

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 Converge

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