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Winter 2015
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The 2014 Government Funding Year in Review

2014 was a year full of front page news and incredible stories from around the globe, including the development of hoverboards and flying cars. As we being to acclimatize to 2015, let’s not forget to look back at what happened in 2014 that we can still take advantage of today. Here are some examples of government funding opportunities in Canada and Ontario that emerged, grew, and/or changed in 2014 that may help your company turn 2015 into its most successful year yet. Read more.


Investing in Advanced Technology? CME SMART Advanced Technologies for Global Growth

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) in conjunction with FedDev Ontario released the SMART Advanced Technologies for Global Growth (ATGG) program on December 1, 2014. This new round of funding has received $20 million to support small to medium enterprises looking to invest in advanced technology. The program is open until December 31, 2016 or until all the funds have been disbursed and all projects must be complete by June 30, 2017. Read more

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Post-Industrial and Post-Consumer Recycled Material: SR&ED Opportunities in the Plastics Industry

Consumer interest in recycling is at an all-time high. This is good news for the plastics industry, which has worked to develop technologies for processing post-consumer and post-industrial material since the 1970s. Read more

Government Funding to Hire Recent Graduates

Relish Interactive: We’re the New Ketchup

Relish Interactive is a small interactive shop that focuses on delivering high impact web interactive with a small, senior, talented, and efficient team of developers who can code and explain their work in non-tech speak. Read more


New to Exporting and Going to Trade Shows? Early Stage Exporters Funding

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce along with support from the Ontario government has released a new funding program called Early Stage Exporters (ESE). Read more

Jen Mahon

Get to Know the NorthBridge Team: VP Operations Jen Mahon

Jen Mahon has been part of the NorthBridge team for nearly eight years, and has been our Vice President of Operations since November 2013. She graduated from McMaster University with a B.Eng. in Materials Engineering in 2004 and completed her M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering in 2006. Read more

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Yves Landry Open Once More! Achieving Innovation and Manufacturing Excellence

December has given us a few announcements and that also includes The Yves Landry Foundation’s Achieving Innovation and Manufacturing Excellence (AIME) Global initiative. Read more


Revisions to the Quebec SR&ED Program- New Thresholds Introduced in December Update

Québec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao announced cutbacks to the Québec SR&ED tax credit program during his December 2nd economic update. Although SR&ED is a federal program, each province or territory may also provide provincial or territorial tax credits to qualifying corporations carrying out SR&ED in their respective province or territory. Read more

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