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Victoria, BC Lunch & Learn- Government Funding for R&D, Innovation and International 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, how they fit in the difference stages of your corporate development, and also about the limitations of government funding and the need for alternate sources of working capital.

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)
  • CanExport
  • Hiring & Training Grants

About the presenter:

Jaap Siekman MSc, PEng, PMP
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Jaap is the Regional Manager for NorthBridge Consultants. He educates start-ups and growing companies on Government Funding programs that support R&D and Innovation in Canada.

Jaap has ~28 years’ experience in Engineering, Manufacturing, Product Development and Management in a variety of industries.

NorthBridge is a national consultancy firm, with offices in BC, Ontario and Quebec.

 

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Abbotsford Lunch & Learn- 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)
  • CanExport
  • Hiring & Training Grants for technical personnel

Fees/Admission:

Members: $10
Non Members: $15
Prices are subject to GST

Includes Lunch!

Location:

Sevenoaks Boardroom
2nd Floor, Sevenoaks Shopping Centre
32900 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC

Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
11:45 AM – Registration & Lunch
12:15 PM – Presentation
1:00 PM – Adjourn

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.

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Discover A New Landscape of Product Development in Additive Manufacturing

The Product Development Journey

Please join our Vice President of Business Services, Gerry Fung, as he will be speaking at this free educational and networking event organized by The Proto3000 Team.

Day 1 – Idea to Prototype (November 29th at 9AM to 12.30PM EST)

The tools and resources available to develop world class products have changed. Join us as we explore new 3D printing and 3D scanning technologies that can provide significant improvements to your product development workflow. On the first day of our 2-part seminar series we will focus in on how 3D printing and 3D scanning enables ‘prototyping’ to become ‘rapid prototyping’, greatly increasing the efficiency of design iterations and allowing you to significantly reduce the time and cost it takes to get to market. Additionally, we will take an in-depth look at materials to get the most out of your 3D printing technology and grants and payment programs that make bringing this technology in-house as affordable as possible. Get ready to transform the way you develop products.

Day 1 Agenda and Registration 

Day 2 – Prototype to Production (November 30th at 9AM to 12.30PM EST)

The tools and resources available to develop world class products have changed. Join us as we explore new 3D printing and 3D scanning technologies that can provide significant improvements to your product development workflow. On the second day of our 2-part seminar series we will focus in on how 3D printing and 3D scanning can reinvent manufacturing to be lean and agile, reduce tooling costs and risks while eliminating design constraints. Additionally, we will take an indepth look at materials to get the most out of your 3D printing technology and grants and payment programs that make bringing this technology in-house as affordable as possible. Get ready to tranform the way you develop products.

Day 2 Agenda and Registration 

Reasons to Attend

  • Develop a roadmap for integrating 3D printing and 3D scanning into your organization
  • Evaluate the appropriate technology for your unique needs
  • Learn about grants and payment programs that make the cost of acquisition more manageable
  • Explore different technologies, processes, and materials to gain a competitive advantage
  • Don’t just hear about the technology, see it in person with live demos
  • Leap over the final hurdles preventing you from bringing transformative product development technology in-house
  • Speak with industry-leading experts
  • Explore production applications; Jigs & Fixtures, Composite Tooling, Molds, Forming Tools, and Casting Masters
  • Reduce investment and part costs for manufacturers
  • Shrink cost and risk associated with traditional tool production
  • Maximize assembly line efficiency
  • Reduce the weight of production tools
  • Learn how to fast-track the stages of the product development process by utilizing 3D printing and 3D scanning
  • Enable design freedom within your organization to develop the products of tomorrow
  • Make prototyping more accessible and productive in your organization

Who Should Attend

  • Product Designers
  • Engineers
  • Industrial Designers
  • Directors of Engineering
  • Heads of Manufacturing Operations
  • Chief Technology Officers (CTOs)
  • VP Supply Chain
  • VP Manufacturing or Production
  • VP Design or Engineering
  • Business Owners

LOCATION:
Proto3000 Head Office
6260 Highway 7
Unit 8
Vaughan, Ontario L4H 4G3
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Filling the Financial Gap Between Angel Investors and Government Agencies

Our sister company, NorthSpring Capital Partners was honored to be featured in The Record’s Technology Spotlight 2017

NorthSpring invests in passionate entrepreneurs and companies developing unique intellectual property, products and services targeting large addressable markets. The company’s financial resources and expertise accelerates the growth of innovative companies located in the Toronto – Waterloo technology corridor.

Read about NorthSpring’s transition from management buyout financing to angel investing in early stage technology companies.

 

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Free December 5 Waterloo Workshop- Government Funding for Start-ups

When funding growth, start-ups should always look towards non-dilutive funding sources to preserve a larger share of control over the company.

One of the main advantages of situating your start-up in Canada is the plethora of federal and provincial funding programs accessible to start-ups that can total over $20 billion each year.

This workshop will address the SR&ED tax credits, non-repayable grants, and interest-free loans available to early-stage companies, as well as how to structure your company and operations to take advantage of multiple funding opportunities.

Topics covered will include:

  • Introduction to non-dilutive government funding
  • SR&ED Tax Credits
  • Government grants and loans
  • Overlap between funding programs
  • Structuring to take advantage of funding

This educational workshop will preceed GTAN|RAW, a monthly event held by the Golden Triangle Angel Network (GTAN), where entrepreneurs that are considering raising funds from Angels and Venture Capitalists have an opportunity to present their pitch to several members of GTAN, who will offer feedback and suggestions.

Event details:

Speaker:
Gerry Fung, CPA CMA, P.Eng.
VP of Business Services at NorthBridge Consultants

Date & Time:
Tuesday, December 5 2017 from
3:00 PM to 5.00 PM  (Just before GTAN|RAW)

Location:
Accelerator Centre
295 Hagey Blvd – 1st Floor, West Entrance
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 6R5
Canada (MAP LINK)

Register Online 

For more information please contact us at 1-519-623-2486  

 

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