On April 5th, 2018, Jaap Siekman will be conducting a presentation entitled “Government Programs to Help Fund the Labour Costs of Your R&D and Innovation Projects”  as part of a break-out session at the Fraser Valley Career Connections and Conference, to be held at the Fraser Valley Trade and Exhibition Centre (Tradex).  A synopsis of the presentation will follow.

Synopsis of Presentation

There are many Government Funding programs available to assist Canadian manufacturers, food processors and other innovative Small & Medium Enterprises.  These programs can help to fund expenidtures related to R&D, new product development, manufacturing process improvements, and workforce development.

Some of the funding programs that will be covered by this presentation include:

  • SR&ED (Scientific Research & Experimental Development)
  • IRAP (Industrial Research Assistance Program)
  • BCIP (Build in Canada Innovation Program)
  • Innovative Solutions Canada
  • SDTC (Sustainable Development Technology Canada)
  • Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund
  • Growing Forward
  • Engage, CRD, Mitacs (grants for working with universities)
  • Riipen Student Industry Projects
  • Hiring, Coop & Training Grants

Presenter: Jaap Siekman MSc, PEng, PMP

Jaap is the Regional Manager for NorthBridge Consultants, which is a national consultancy firm, with offices in BC, ON and QC.  Jaap educates start-ups and growing companies on Government Funding programs that support R&D and Innovation in Canada; he has over 25 years of experience in Engineering, Manufacturing, Product Development and Management in a wide variety of industries.

About the Fraser Valley Career Connections & Conference

As a partnership with communities from across the Fraser Valley and Abbotsford Works, the first ever Fraser Valley Career Connections and Conference (FVCCC) will be held on April 5, 2018 at the Fraser Valley Trade and Exhibition Centre (Tradex).

This event is targeted to employers from all sectors across the Fraser Valley and to job seekers from across Canada. As a growing number of local businesses have expressed the need for support in hiring, the event goal is to put the Fraser Valley on the map for job seekers, while facilitating an opportunity for businesses to gain exposure and participate in employer only sessions pertaining to funding, wage subsidies and human resource trends. Employers will also be able to take advantage of on-site interviews as well as pre-arranged virtual interviews to extend their reach to skilled workers from across the country.

Breakout sessions will include:

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