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Ontario Innovation Tax CreditMinistry of Finance Refundable tax credit of 8% for qualified expenditures, capped at $3 millionAvailable to corporations that undergo scientific research and experimental development performed in Ontario. Any Sector, Research & Development Support, Tax Incentives and CreditAny Size, https://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/credit/oitc/index.html
Ontario Research and Development Tax CreditMinistry of Finance Non-refundable tax credit of 3.5% for qualified expenditures Available to corporations that undertake scientific research and experimental development expenditures performed in Ontario. Any Sector, Research & Development Support, Tax Incentives and CreditAny Size, https://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/credit/ordtc/index.html
Quantum LeapCQDM Funding ranging from $500,000 to 1.2 million; CQDM may consider applications exceeding the maximum, if appropriatePharma-led funding program for drug discovery research helps SMEs or Canadian universities achieve innovative translational biopharmaceutical research projectsLife Sciences, Research & Development Support, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), https://cqdm.org/en/quantum-leap-programme-de-financement-pour-la-recherche-sur-la-decouverte-du-medicament/
Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Incentive ProgramCanada Revenue Agency Refundable input tax credit of 35% of qualified expenditures of up to $3 million. Non-refundable input tax credit of 15% of qualified expenditures over $3 million.Available for Canadian-controlled private corporations of all sizes and in all sectors that conduct research and development in Canada.Any Sector, Research & Development Support, Any Size, https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/scientific-research-experimental-development-tax-incentive-program.html
Engage GrantNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of CanadaMaximum funding of $25,000 for up to six monthsDesigned to give Canadian based companies access to resources at Canadian colleges for the purposes of short-term research and development projects.Any Sector, Research & Academic Partnership Support, Any Size, https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/RPP-PP/CCIEngage-ICCEngagement_eng.asp
Alliance GrantsNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of CanadaFunding of $20,000 to $1 million per year for up to 5 yearsGrant funding to support research projects led by strong, complementary, collaborative teams that will generate new knowledge and accelerate the application of research results to create benefits for Canada. Alliance grants encourage university researchers to collaborate with partner organizations, which can be from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors.Any Sector, Research & Academic Partnership Support, Any Size, https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Innovate-Innover/alliance-alliance/index_eng.asp
Smart Computing for InnovationSouthern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform, SOSCIPAccess to funding for researchersSOSCIP is a research and development consortium that pairs academic and industry researchers with advanced computing tools to fuel Canadian innovation within the areas of agile computing, cities, mining, health, digital media, energy, cybersecurity, water and advanced manufacturing.Any Sector, Research & Academic Partnership Support, Any Size, https://www.soscip.org/
Ontario Business Research Institute Tax CreditMinistry of Finance Refundable tax credit: 20% of qualified expenditures capped at $20 million annuallyAvailable to corporations undergoing scientific research and experimental development work performed in Ontario and under contract with eligible research institutes. Any Sector, Research & Development Support, Tax Incentives and CreditAny Size, https://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/credit/obritc/
EurostarsNational Research Council Canada-Industrial Research Assistance ProgramAccess to technology, expertise and markets in Europe and beyondAvailable to small and medium sized enterprises performing research and development with a focus on a technological area with an aim to develop a new product, process or service alongside partners/participants in Eurostars countries (European Union). Any Sector, International Partnerships, Research & Development, Global Market AccessSmall & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), https://nrc.canada.ca/en/support-technology-innovation/eurostars-program
AgriScience ProgramAgriculture and Agri-Food CanadaFunding determined on case-by-case basisProgram aims to accelerate the pace of innovation by providing funding and support for pre-commercial science activities and cutting-edge research that benefits the agriculture and agri-food sector and Canadians.Food & Beverage, Research & Development Support, Any Size, http://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/agricultural-programs-and-services/agriscience-program-projects/?id=1516993063537
Next Generation Network ProgramOntario Centres of ExcellenceFunding of up to $50,000Supports opportunities for Ontario-based small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) to use the CENGN testbed to further develop proof-of-concept or demonstrations that could lead to new technologies, products, processes and/or services. Funding is available for stand-alone SME projects or SME collaborations with industry partners and/or public sector organizations such as municipalities, healthcare facilities or public utilities. Proof-of-concept project activities can include, but are not limited to, technology adoption demonstration, start-up or scale-up support, prototyping, product testing and applied research and development.Any Sector, Research & Development Support, Early Stage and Pre-Commercial Support, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Early Stage/Start-Uphttps://www.oce-ontario.org/programs/next-generation-network-program/next-generation-networks-(ngn)-demonstration-program
ENCQOR 5G Demonstration ProgramENCQOR 5G Funding of up to $50,000Canada-Québec-Ontario innovation challenge program focused on developing solutions within the field of 5G disruptive technologies, adoption initiatives and system uses.ICT, Research & Development Support, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), https://ontario.encqor.ca/demonstration-projects/
AcclerateMitacsPartner funds are combined with government funding to support projectsConnects companies with over 50 research-based universities through graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, who apply their specialized expertise to business challenges. Interns transfer their skills from theory to real-world application, while the companies gain a competitive advantage by accessing high-quality research expertise.Any Sector, Youth and Underemployed Programs, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Research and DevelopmentAny Size, https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/accelerate
GlobalinkMitacsMatching funding starting at $7,500 for a 16 to 24 week projectBilateral research based collaboration between business and Canadian or international researchers. Globalink supports projects that help businesses strengthen networks, develop partnerships, create joint ventures, and stay on top of global sector trends. Any Sector, Research & Academic Partnership Support, International Partnerships, Any Size, https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink
Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP)Ontario Centres of ExcellenceFunding from $20,000 to $150,000 to the post-secondary institutionProgram helps companies develop, implement and commercialize technical innovations by supporting partnerships between Ontario's industry and publicly funded post-secondary institutions.Any Sector, Research & Development Support, Commercialization, Any Size, https://www.oce-ontario.org/programs/voucher-for-innovation-and-productivity-(vip)
Strategic Innovation FundInnovation, Science and Economic Development CanadaRepayable and non-repayable contributions assessed on a case-by-case basisAvailable to firms of all sizes across all of Canada’s industrial and technology sectors to encourage research and development, facilitate the growth and expansion of firms, attract and retain large scale investments and advanced collaboration with academia and non-profit organizations.Any Sector, Research & Development Support, Commercialization, Strategic Investments & Technology Adoption, Early Stage and Pre-Commercial Support, Any Size, http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/125.nsf/eng/home
CanExport InnovationTrade Commissioner ServiceUp to $75,000 in fundingSupport for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to assist with research and development (R&D) for a single technology: Up to 75% of costs to pursue and sign collaborative R&D agreements with international partners and investors to co-develop, validate or adapt technologies for commercialization.Any Sector, International Partnerships, Commercialization, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), https://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/tcs-sdc/funding-financement/canexport/innovation/overview-apercu.aspx?lang=eng
Industrial Research Assistance ProgramNational Research Council of CanadaRange of advisory services, access to networks and resources and funding of up to $10 million for larger research and development projectsProvides advice, connections, and funding to help Canadian small and medium-sized businesses increase their innovation capacity and take ideas to market.Any Sector, Research & Development Support, Commercialization, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), https://nrc.canada.ca/en/support-technology-innovation
Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN)Ontario Centres of ExcellenceCo-investment: Up to $100,000 (AV R&D Partnership Fund, Stream 1); Up to $1 million (AV R&D Partnership Fund, Stream 2); Up top $500,000 (WinterTech Development)Support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to develop, test and validate innovative technologies and connect with partners to advance the commercialization of products and solutions. There are four programs: AV R&D Partnership Fund, Stream 1; AV R&D Partnership Fund, Stream 2; Talent Development; WinterTech DevelopmentAutomotive, Research & Development Support, Commercialization, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), https://www.avinhub.ca/
Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation Western Ontario Community Futures Development Corporation AssociationInterest-bearing term loans of $150,000 to $500,000Available to high-growth, innovative small and medium-sized enterprises to support late stage commercialization, new product or service development, new applications or markets, and development or implementation of new processes or technologies.Any Sector, Research & Development Support, Global Market Access, Commercialization, Strategic Investments & Technology Adoption, Early Stage and Pre-Commercial Support, Financing & Venture Capital, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), https://www.sofii.ca/en/
Canadian International Innovation ProgramGlobal Affairs Canada and National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance ProgramFunding assessed on a case-by-case basisSeed funding to support Canadian small or medium-sized enterprises pursuing international research and development collaboration with a foreign partner on projects that have the potential for commercialization. The program can help Canadian businesses find research and development partnerships in: Brazil, China, India, Israel, and South Korea.Any Sector, International Partnerships, Global Market Access, Commercialization, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), https://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/funding-financement/ciip-pcii/index.aspx?lang=eng
ElevateMitacsEmployers provide $30,000, and Mitacs provides $30,000, for a total research grant of $60,000 per year.A postdoctoral fellowship with a customized research management training program for business partnerships with postdoctoral fellows.Any Sector, Research & Academic Partnership Support, Training and Skills Development, Any Size, https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/elevate#business
Ontario Labour Market PartnershipsMinistry of Advanced Education and Skills DevelopmentFunding assessed on a case-by-case basisAvailable to companies that address a labour market issue and include two or more partners, in order to promote the creation of broad industry and community partnerships necessary to address labour market issues.Any Sector, Research & Academic Partnership Support, Training and Skills Development, Any Size, http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/employers/labourMarket.html
TalentEdge Internship Program (TIP)Ontario Centres of Excellence$10,000 funding per four-month internship. Maximum of $60,000 per application.Support to access college/university students and recent Masters graduates to work on industry-driven research and development projects related to Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network, ENCQOR 5G and Next Generation Network Programs.Any Sector, Research & Academic Partnership Support, Apprenticeships, Internships and Post Graduate Hiring, Any Size, https://www.oce-ontario.org/programs/archived-programs/talentedge/talentedge-internship-program
Pan-Canadian AI StrategyGovernment of CanadaDetermined on case-by-case basisFunding to support AI research and talent development.Any Sector, ICT, Research & Academic Partnership Support, Training and Skills Development, Any Size, https://www.investcanada.ca/incentives-programs/pan-canadian-ai-strategy
Grid Innovation FundIndependent Electricity System Operator Funding assessed on a case-by-case basisSupports projects that either enable customers to better manage their energy consumption or that reduce the costs associated with maintaining reliable operation of the province’s grid.Cleantech, Research & Development Support, Energy Efficiency & Conservation, Any Size, http://www.ieso.ca/en/Get-Involved/Funding-Programs/Grid-Innovation-Fund/Overview
Deep Space Food ChallengeCanadian Space AgencyPrizes for each phase ranging from $30,000-$380,000.A competition to develop innovative ways of producing food for astronauts on space missions to the Moon and Mars, while expanding opportunities for food production on Earth. Up to 10 semi-finalists will build a prototype of their food production technology, and up to four finalists will then make a full-scale system to support long-duration missions in space and to improve the accessibility of nutritious food across Canada.Food & Beverage, Any SectorStrategic Investments & Technology Adoption, Financing & Venture Capital, Clean Technology and Infrastructure Support, Any Size, https://www.canada.ca/en/space-agency/news/2021/01/developing-innovative-food-production-technologies-with-the-deep-space-food-challenge.html
Ocean Supercluster Resilience (OSCR) Call for ProposalsGovernment of CanadaThe OSC will reimburse up to 50% of a project’s industry contributions, up to a maximum of $5 million reimbursed.The OSCR Call is investing up to $15 million into projects that demonstrate strong collaborations and focus on supporting the growth of multiple Canadian innovation-focused companies. We are seeking project ideas that promote ocean digital transformation, strengthen privatepublic sector connections, and build diverse partnerships between OSC members. February 19, 2021 application deadline. Any Sector, Research & Development Support, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), https://oceansupercluster.ca/projects/ocean-supercluster-resilience/
College and Community Innovation Program - Applied Research and Development GrantsNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of CanadaUp to $150,000 per year, per projectThe ARD grants are intended to provide companies that operate from a Canadian base access to the unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities available at Canadian colleges and to train students in essential technical skills required by companies. Any Sector, Research & Development Support, Any Size, https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/professors-professeurs/rpp-pp/ard-rda_eng.asp
Financial support for Technology Innovation - NRC IRAPNational Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP)In 2018‑2019, NRC IRAP was mandated to expand its support to include an increased funding threshold of up to $10 million for larger research and development projects.NRC IRAP provides funding to support research and development projects at various stages of the innovation cycle. Any Sector, Commercialization, Strategic Investments & Technology AdoptionSmall & Medium Enterprises (SMEs),https://nrc.canada.ca/en/support-technology-innovation/financial-support-technology-innovation-through-nrc-irap
Collaborative Research and Development GrantsNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of CanadaUp to $500,000 per projectCRD grants support well-defined collaborative projects between Canadian universities and private and/or public sector partners that lead to economic, social or environmental advancements in the domains of the natural sciences and engineering, and that provide an enhanced experiential learning environment for graduate students and, where appropriate, postdoctoral fellows, by exposing them to research challenges unique to partnerships. Any SectorResearch & Development Support, Any Size, https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/professors-professeurs/rpp-pp/crd-rdc_eng.asp