Federal government, Innovate BC investing $2 million into BC tech pilot projects

The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) and Innovate BC have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to invest more than $2 million into 22 pilot projects being led by tech companies based in British Columbia. “We’re enabling our traditional industries to become more efficient, competitive, and resilient.” The governments’ […]

Over $20B in funding is available to Canadian tech companies (if you know where to look)

If you’re a Canadian tech company, listen up: there are billions of government dollars available to you, and chances are, you’re not yet taking advantage of the opportunity for funding. I’ve previously discussed the importance of the federal government’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax incentive program to the growth and evolution of the […]

Government grants to small business – a.k.a. free money – go unused

[ad_1] When Erin Bury wants to hire an intern or offer extra employee training at her Toronto-based communications firm, one of the first checks she does is to see whether there’s a grant for it. Ms. Bury’s company has tapped into about $100,000 in government grants over the past five years. She has used the […]