Western Innovation Initiative Returns

The Western Innovative Initiative (WINN) will return in the fall of 2014 with a second round of funding. The five-year, $100 million federal funding initiative lists the following objectives: Commercialize innovative technology-based products, processes and services; Stimulate greater private sector… Read more »

Northern Ontario Development Program Funds Innovation

Small to medium sized companies located in Northern Ontario that are looking to invest in innovative projects that will lead to commercialization should consider the Innovation stream of the Northern Ontario Development Program (NODP). This repayable fund focuses on increasing innovation,… Read more »

Canada’s Performance in Innovation

Ottawa based think tank, The Conference Board, released a series of reports called “How Canada Performs: A Report Card on Canada,” which assesses Canada’s quality of life in comparison to other countries. Canada receives grades of “B” in the majority… Read more »

Canadian Manufacturing Outlook 2012: Optimism

A recent study indicates a sense of optimism within Canada’s manufacturing sector. The survey, “Canadian Manufacturing Outlook 2012: Push and Pull – Reducing Costs and Investing in Innovation,” is based on input from senior Canadian manufacturing executives and indicates a… Read more »