Posts Tagged ‘Advanced Manufacturing’

Canadian Agricultural Partnership- Second Intake for Ontario Applications Opening Soon

The new Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP), launched in April 2018, is a five-year, $3B federal-provincial-territorial agreement providing funding to agri-processors.

The second Ontario CAP application intake for producers, processors, and other Agri businesses will be opening from August 7 – 28, 2018.

Provincial CAP programs are being rolled out on a cost-shared (60:40) basis. Ontario’s CAP program offers various streams for agri-producers, processors and other businesses. For example, Ontario processors can apply for funding of up to:

  • $250K for integrating new or novel technological and equipment upgrades (defined as having been adopted by less than 20% of the sector in Ontario, to date) to improve labour productivity.
  • $100K for integrating Enterprise Resource Planning software.

Additional Ontario CAP streams are available to agri-processors to support other activities/initiatives, such as:

  • Food safety and traceability equipment.
  • Ingredient efficiency and waste reduction.
  • Marketing of products outside of Canada and internationally.
  • Monitoring plant pest and treat equipment and training.
  • Improving animal housing, and animal handling equipment with technology.

Is your company looking for funding to support innovation and business growth initiatives? Contact us today to find out how much funding your company could receive.

Bridging the Commercialization Gap- Funding Opportunities

Is your company investing heavily in R&D but struggling to commercialize your innovations?

Read our latest Excellence in Manufacturing blog series to learn about various non-dilutive financing options available to Canadian companies that can help close the gap between performing R&D to commercialization in the ICT, Manufacturing, and Agri-food sectors.

To learn more about various funding options that can help your company to innovate and grow, contact us today to arrange for a free, no obligation consultation with one of our government funding experts.

The 2015 Federal Economic Action Plan Supports Advanced Research Funding

In the 2015 Economic Action Plan, the Government of Canada prioritizes funding to foster advanced research within the nation, especially in the sector of advanced manufacturing. Over a six-year time frame, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation will receive $100 million to support digital research facilities as well as $1.33 billion to fund cutting-edge research facilities in Canadian campuses. Additionally, the Government offers $46 million annually to the Granting Councils to encourage collaborative research between universities and colleges as well as industry in a wide range of sectors, including agriculture, advanced manufacturing, and natural resources.

Support for R&D partnerships and internships is also a priority, with $56.4 million designated for over 6,000 new graduate internships in industry-related R&D and $119.2 million designated for partnerships between industry and the National Research Council. Moreover, the satellite communications sector will receive $30 million for industrial research. To maintain Canadian participation in international aerospace projects, the Government has allocated $243.5 million over ten years to the development of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawaii. Going forward, new strategies will be announced by the federal government to enhance business access to R&D support programs.

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