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Delta, BC Government Funding Seminar a Success

NorthBridge would like to thank the attendees, the Delta Chamber of Commerce and the National Research Council (NRC) Concierge Service for helping make yesterday’s breakfast seminar a success!

Jaap Siekman, our Regional Manager of Western Canada, together with Erik Kaas, Innovation Advisor for the NRC Concierge Service, delivered an informative presentation on the multitude of government funding opportunities available to support growth and innovation within companies. Company representatives from various industry sectors were able to learn about the recent advancements in government funding programs, as well as develop an understanding of the programs that best fit their corporate needs and goals.

If you would like more information about what was discussed in the seminar or to hear about upcoming events, please contact us.

Upcoming Seminar in Delta, BC – Innovation Funding Programs for Growth-Oriented Companies

Please join us on January 27, 2016 at the Delta Town & Country Inn for a breakfast seminar on Government Funding for innovation presented by Northbridge Consultants and NRC-IRAP. This seminar will provide a unique opportunity for growth-oriented companies to network and learn from the experts about various tax credits, grants and loans for research, innovation and experimentation .

Time: Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
7.30 am – Breakfast and networking
8.00 to 9:30 am – Presentation and Q&A

Location: Delta Town & Country Inn, 6005 Highway 17A (at Highway 99), Delta, BC (map)

Please register online by January 25th, 2016. (Registration is $15 and includes breakfast)

Synopsis: Each year the Canadian Government provides over $7 billion in innovation funding for small- and medium-sized businesses in various industries including but not limited to manufacturingdigital media, plastics and chemicalsfood processing, biotechnology, and aerospace.

Our Regional Manager for Western Canada, Jaap Siekman, will be hosting the seminar together with Erik Kaas, the Innovation Advisor for the National Research Council of Canada (NRC-IRAP) Concierge Service. Together, they will cover a range of government grants and funding programs including the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Credit Program and the Agri-Innovation Program among others.

Sourcing funding from multiple government programs to meet business goals and continually invest in innovation is essential to securing a competitive advantage and accelerating the growth of your business.

SR&ED Projects From Star Trek

If the inventors of the technological innovations depicted in the Star Trek franchise conducted their research and development (R&D) in Canada and had been Canadian-Controlled Private Corporations, they could have been eligible for funding using the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program. In SR&ED, there are several industries and sub-sectors that are eligible for this funding. Let’s take a look at four technological innovations shown in Star Trek and which sub-sector and industry they would fall under:

Doctor Noonian Soong’s Androids: Soong went through a few iterations of androids before he developed Data, a robotic system that was stable and technologically advanced enough to work safely side by side with his human counterparts. Data had the capacity to learn from his surroundings and fellow crew mates. Soong’s work in cybernetics could have been eligible for funding through the artificial intelligence sub-sector in the Information Technology Industry.

VISOR: This was a medical device that provided vision to the blind. It sent electromagnetic signals to the brain using neural implants. Because this was an electromedical device that used known electromagnetic signals in a new way as well as improved patient care, the inventors of the VISOR could have been eligible for funding through the electromedical and electrotherapeutic apparatus sub-sectors in the Biotech Industry.

Tricorder: This was a highly advanced device to scan, record, and analyze biological, electromagnetic, and chemical data. There had been several iterations of the tricorder, which were used by engineers and medical doctors. Because this was a device designed to improve the detection and analysis of data, this invention could have been eligible for SR&ED funding through the data transmission protocols and firmware and software development sub-sectors in the Information Technology Industry.

Holodeck – One of the main purposes of this system was to allow the crew to train or unwind from a stressful day using interactive gaming technology. A plethora of stories and situations could be programmed into the holodeck. Although this invention could potentially receive funding through the gaming sub-sector in the Information Technology Industry because of advanced development of a gaming engine, the interactive property of the holodeck aligns with eligibility criteria for funding through the Digital Gaming Industry.

You may have noticed that the inventors went through several design iterations as well made improvements upon existing technology. In SR&ED, the more revisions a project has, the better.

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Successful Abbotsford Seminar on Government Funding

On Thursday September 30th, NorthBridge partnered with the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) Concierge Service to deliver a breakfast seminar on numerous government funding opportunities.

Company representatives from various industry sectors were able to learn about the most recent advancements in direct and indirect government funding programs, as well as gain a deeper understanding of the opportunities that best fit their corporate needs and goals.

Northbridge would like to thank all the attendees, the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce as well as Erik Kaas, Innovation Advisor for the NRC Concierge Service, for helping to make the seminar a success.  If you would like more information about government funding programs or to reserve your spot for our next seminar, please contact us.

Upcoming Breakfast Seminar on Government Grants in Abbotsford, BC

Join us at the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, September 30th for a free breakfast and Seminar on Government Funding presented by our Regional Manager for Western Canada, Jaap Siekman, as well as the Innovation Advisor for the National Research Council of Canada Concierge Service, Erik Kaas.

Time: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
7.30 am- Breakfast and Networking
8.00 am- Presentation and Q&A

Location: Sevenoaks Shopping Centre, 2nd Floor Boardroom.
32900 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford (Enter by Chatters and Walk left)

[Online registration]

This seminar will cover a variety of options for leveraging government grants and loans in addition to a special presentation on SR&ED tax credits for Research and Development.

There exists an expanse of Canadian business funding programs targeting business growth, innovation, and workforce development, for companies in various industries, from manufacturing to digital media, plastics and chemicals, food processing, and biotechnology. Sourcing funding from various programs can give companies the edge they need to secure a competitive advantage and take their business to the next level; however, navigating through the government funding system and staying up to date with new program developments can be challenging while also trying to contend with everyday business operations.

NorthBridge Consultants has been assisting companies in accessing government funding for over 20 years. As one of the largest independent government funding consultation firms in Canada, our objective is to maximize the government funding potential for our clients in accordance with corporate objectives.
Please note that online registration for the seminar is required for catering purposes.

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