Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and the Ontario Government launched a $25 million SMART Green program in 2016 to assist Small and Mid-sized Enterprises (SME) reduce greenhouse gases and improve energy efficiency. The SMART Green Program offers non-repayable grants up to $200,000 for 50% of eligible costs. The objective of this program is to encourage technology and process innovations … [Read more...] about Grants to Reduce Green House Gases in Ontario
In addition to grants and funds for research and development in Canada, the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) is a permanent and competitive first-purchase program awarded by the Government. It offers contracts to innovative businesses to submit a proposal of any pre-revenue products or processes which could potentially improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Canadian government. … [Read more...] about Sell Your Innovation To the Government of Canada
Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) offers funding opportunities to Ontario businesses under a collaborative funding program called the OCE Collaboration Voucher Program. Under this program, eligible businesses receive financial assistance to collaborate with academic partners to resolve industry issues, create new products and services and develop online resources to explore opportunities … [Read more...] about Grants for Collaboration with Academic Institutions
In Canada, government funds are awarded to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help them enhance their research and development capabilities. Two such programs include IRAP (Industrial Research Assistance Program) and SR&ED (Scientific Research and Experimental Development). Both provide funding to SMEs striving for excellence in business innovation and growth. IRAP -Industrial … [Read more...] about How to Recover 93% of Your R&D Expenses?
Youth Hiring Grants and Funds Youth Employment Program or YEP is an initiative by National Research Council - Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), a body of the Government of Canada to provide financial assistance to small and mid-sized enterprises (SME). The primary goal of the program is to match prospective employers with skilled graduates between the age of 18 and 30 years. … [Read more...] about Up to $40k Non-repayable Fund for Hiring Youths
Global markets play a crucial role in the progress, expansion and success of a business. Grants for export expansion offers a great opportunity for Canadian companies however, it is usually accompanied by unpredictable and unforeseen challenges. These may include government regulations, target market, language barriers, lack of market intelligence, product certification, etc. In order to … [Read more...] about Grants for Trade Shows and Export Market
Among various funds and grants available to industries there are grants specifically awarded to professional artists and innovators. To promote importance and impact of the professional artists’ works, the Canada Council of Arts awards grants to artists, groups, collectives and art organizations. This is to help the artists to achieve their artistic endeavours and present their works in the … [Read more...] about Grants for Professional Artists – Part 1.