Surrey Lunch & Learn at SFU Venture Connections: Coast Capital Speaker Series

When it comes to Government Funding for start-ups, most entrepreneurs know about SR&ED and IRAP.

However, there are many other Government 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.

Attend this Coast Capital Savings speaker event to learn about some of these programs and how they may fit in the difference phases of your corporate development.

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)
  • ICE Fund (Innovative Clean Energy Fund)
  • Growing Forward / Agri-Innovation
  • BCIP (Build in Canada Innovation Program)
  • Innovative Solutions Canada
  • Engage, CRD, Mitacs (grants for working with universities)
  • CanExport, Going Global Innovation, Soft Landing
  • Accelerated Growth Service (AGS)
  • Hiring & Training Grants

About the presenter:  

Jaap Siekman (MSc, PEng, PMP) 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. 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.

11:45 AM – Registration
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM – Workshop
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM – Q+A

Lunch will be provided.

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Date(s) - March 21, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Simon Fraser University



Jaap Siekman
MSc, PEng, PMP Regional Manager, Western Canada

If the event days do not work for you or you would prefer a more focused discussion, please contact us to set up an individual meeting.

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