Government Grants:
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In this series of monthly videos, our team of Grants Consultants will help you discover specific government grants available in Canada, where they will share the details and information you need to know.

The funding support you didn’t think you had

  • Government grants provide important capital to help companies fund ongoing R&D projects, salaries, and marketing activities.
  • Grants are available to companies of all sizes and in all industries and support almost all of a company’s ongoing initiatives including accelerating your innovation, growing your team, exporting your R&D project, or accessing international funding
  • Most grants are provided in the form of a cost-share with companies receiving funds as a reimbursement shortly after the work is performed.

Funding for everyone

We make it easy for anyone to access these grants, no matter what size or type of company they are. Whether you’re a small start-up or a large corporation, we can help you find the right Federal grant program for your needs. Some of the most well-known programs include:

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    IRAP-NRC Program

    This program aims to help Canadian small or medium-sized businesses increase their innovation capacity and take ideas to market. The NRC-IRAP program provides reimbursements for eligible expenses on a monthly basis for typically up to 12 months.

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    CanExport SME Program

    The CanExport SME program is a cost-share funding program that is open to all industries. It is designed to help Canadian SMEs establish a presence in high-priority markets where they currently have little or no sales. The program funds 50% of eligible costs up to $50,000.

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    CanExport Innovation

    The CanExport Innovation funds projects geared towards pursuing new partnerships with eligible foreign partners with the aim of signing a collaborative R&D partnership or investment agreement. The program funds up to 75% of eligible costs to a maximum of $75,000 in funding per project.

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    Business Scale Up

    The Business Scale-up is a loan that will provide funding to accelerate the growth of firms and assist with the adoption of new, innovative technologies. Funding up to 35% to 50% of eligible project costs.

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    Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) funds Canadian cleantech projects and coaches the companies that lead them, to move their novel and innovative technologies to market. Funding up to $50,000 to $5M.

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    EUREKA is a European stream of funding for Canadian projects provided by the NRC-IRAP. It helps Canadian SMEs to cross the border with their R&D projects and strengthen their international relationship.

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