Government Funded Programs
The Collaboration Voucher program connects eligible Ontario companies with research institutions to address challenges and improve productivity, performance and competitiveness. Eligible Ontario companies receive a voucher, which is a credit, that they can redeem for expertise and resources from Ontario universities, colleges and research hospitals to advance productivity and commercialization.
National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) has been stimulating wealth creation for Canada through technological innovation. This is largely accomplished by providing technology assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises at all stages of the innovation process, to build their innovation capacity.
The MaRS BAP program offers an array of funding opportunities to Ontario-based, early-stage technology entrepreneurs looking to advance their company to the next level of growth through a strategic, short-term, high impact project. Check in with your NORCAT mentor to learn more.
Through its flagship Northern Ontario Development Program, FedNor invests in projects that support community economic development, business growth and competitiveness, and innovation.
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is a crown corporation and development agency of the Ontario government that invests in northern businesses and municipalities through conditional contributions, forgivable performance loans, incentive term loans and loan guarantees.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation's goal is to build healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario and to strengthen the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. The foundation offers an array of unique funding opportunities and programs that all social innovation entrepreneurs should explore.
The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation works with community stakeholders to foster civic engagement, cultivate entrepreneurship and stimulate the continuous development of a dynamic and healthy city.
The Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation directs and coordinates step-change innovation in the areas of exploration, deep mining, integrated mine engineering, environment and sustainability for the metal mining industry.
CAMIRO is a not-for-profit organization run by the mining industry to manage collaborative mining research.
To learn more about the many other funding options available, search the Funding Sources Directory by sector and location to quickly find programs applicable to your business.