Discussion on Government Funding for R&D, Innovation and Growth
There are many Government Funding programs available to assist Canadian businesses with expenses related to R&D, new product development, manufacturing process improvements, tapping into international markets and workforce development.
Join this lunch & learn to learn about some of these programs and how they fit in the difference phases of your corporate development.
The presentation is geared towards industrial type businesses that design or make any type of proprietary product such as equipment, parts, food, materials, including software.
Some of the funding programs covered include:
SR&ED (Scientific Research & Experimental Development)
IRAP (Industrial Research Assistance Program)
SIF (Strategic Innovation Fund)
SDTC (Sustainable Development Technology Canada)
Growing Forward / Agri-Innovation
BCIP (Build in Canada Innovation Program)
Engage, CRD, Mitacs (grants for working with universities)
Hiring & Training Grants for technical personnel
About the presenter:
Jaap Siekman MSc, PEng, PMP Jaap is the Regional Manager for NorthBridge Consultants. He educated start-ups and growing companies on Government Funding programs that support R&D and Innovation in Canada. NorthBridge is a national consultancy firm, with offices in BC, ON and QC.
Jaap has ~28 years’ experience in Engineering, Manufacturing, Product Development and Management in a variety of industries.