Support for Small to Medium Sized Businesses (SMBs) and Not-For-Profits (NFPs) for projects that expand business growth and allow SMBs to embrace the rapid pace of disruptive technologies by supporting the adoption of advanced business and innovation processes (for example: new materials, cutting edge services software, integrated solutions, cloud computing, rapid prototyping and engineering, robotics and automation, machine learning and extended intelligence, etc.). These projects should foster innovation, technology adoption and/or digital connectivity in our community.Download Guidelines Download Glossary
Priority consideration will be for projects in the following sectors:
In addition, projects that take into account inclusiveness: youth; women entrepreneurs, Indigenous peoples, Official Language Minority Communities, persons with disabilities, immigrants and visible minorities will also receive additional consideration.
If you are an organization or business where there is an opportunity to integrate new and innovative technologies to further your growth but you require less than $50,000 to complete the task, we encourage you to speak with us and still consider completing an application. Your project should meet all of the other key eligibility criteria, including demonstrating measurable growth of your operation, employment generation, sales growth possibly through access to new markets. Possible projects could be: the addition of an e-commerce capacity to your web site, deployment of digital marketing processes, use of extended and/or artificial intelligence in your processes—these are only a few examples.
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For more information or to discuss your application please contact Programs Officer,
Jennifer Bain at 705-328-0261 ex 27
*All projects are contingent upon receipt of funding from the Government of Canada/FedDev Ontario