$1.26B Canada Strategic Innovation Fund Launched

Manufacturers and technology firms who invest in innovation can now apply for repayable and non-repayable funding of up to 50% of eligible project costs under the recently launched Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF).  If your company is investing in R&D or expansion,… Read more »

Is a Canadian Patent Box System on the Horizon?

With the process of implementing a ‘patent box’ system ongoing in Quebec, much attention has been given recently to such a system across Canada to address our innovation gap—despite possessing one of the highest rates for R&D tax credits, Canada… Read more »

NorthBridge Summer 2016 Newsletter

Lean Six Sigma Innovation Editor’s Welcome — Lean Innovation: The Art of Making Less Into More Continuous improvement in business is about more than just a set of operational principles to increase efficiency. It is a mindset, and a coprorate… Read more »

Top 5 Innovations in February

Innovation is instrumental in the advancement of our society as well as the growth of a company and the economy as a whole. Whether it is incremental developments or life-saving inventions, the development of new and improved solutions to enhance our lives… Read more »

Top 5 Innovations in January

January 12, 2016 – Planetary Resources and 3D Systems print first ever 3D object from asteroid materials. The U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act, passed in November 2015, give companies the right to mine asteroids and to run a private… Read more »

Top 10 Innovations in December

December 11, 2013 – Researchers at Rice University developed a stable, injectable, chemically crosslinking hydrogel to regrow bone. December 20, 2011 – Researchers at the University of Illinois developed a self-healing circuit, wherein liquid metal would travel to the damaged… Read more »

R&D Across Canada: 10 Quick Facts

1. The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax incentive program dates back to as early as 1944, when companies could deduct 100% of eligible expenditures and a third of capital expenditures incurred for scientific research from their taxable income.… Read more »