Accelerate Fund

The A100

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Accelerate Fund supports the growth of early-stage Alberta technology companies with a venture capital fund that matches angel investment. We are currently seeking qualified companies for the $15-million Accelerate Fund III. The original $10-million Accelerate Fund I and Fund II are fully invested in these forward-looking businesses.

For more information, please visit our website.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Other

Accelerating Innovation into CarE – Market Access(AICE)

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :300000

Application Deadline:

Alberta Innovates’ Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) suite of programs provide a coordinated series of enabling mechanisms to support innovators along their health technology commercialization journey from ideation to leading.

The Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) – Market Access Program accelerates health innovations that face evidentiary hurdles in achieving market access. The Program supports small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and real-world testing sites (Testing Sites) in carrying out clinical trials, feasibility studies or real-world trials to fast-track commercial progression and market adoption.

For more information, please visit our website.

Sector:
  • Other

Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) – Validate Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :300000

Application Deadline:

The Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) – Validate Program supports innovative small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) along their journey developing digital and data-enabled health technology.   

This Program will help Alberta’s innovators overcome the hurdles associated with digital health technology commercialization, across the key domains of: 

  • Product Development,  
  • Business Readiness, 
  • Product-Market Fit, and  
  • Regulatory Compliance. 

The AICE – Validate Program is an exciting opportunity for innovators in Alberta’s digital health ecosystem. 

AICE – Validate complements our other health innovation program offerings by expanding to include earlier-stage development of digital and data-enabled health technologies.  

Sector:
  • Other

Advanced Methods, Education & Training in Hyperspectral Science & Technology (AMETHYST)

University of Lethbridge

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The NSERC CREATE AMETHYST Program at the University of Lethbridge is designed to expose students to the broader context of imaging science and technology, with foci on imaging spectroscopy and remote sensing. Imaging is an emergent science and technology sector that involves a wide variety of disciplines and has become one of the most highly used tools in science, technology and the arts. Imaging has grown to become the leading enabling technology for Earth observation, environmental science, medical imaging, and climate research.

Under the direction of the Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Centre (ATIC), the AMETHYST Program’s main objective is to fund exceptional trainees at all levels: Undergraduate, Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellowships. Trainees accepted into the program are selected on the basis of talent, suitability for working on interdisciplinary research, educational track record and letters of recommendations from previous teachers.

For more information, please visit our website.

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Agriculture and Food Sustainability Assurance Initiative Program

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
31-Mar-2023

The Agriculture and Food Sustainability Assurance Initiatives Program will support industry associations and industry-led non-profit assurance initiatives to develop and enhance sustainability certification or assurance systems to demonstrate to the public the quality, safety and sustainability of products produced by producers and food companies.

Please refer to the website for program status.

Sector:
  • Food-Agriculture

Agriculture Financial Services Corporation Lending

Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

For 45 years, Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) has supported primary agriculture producers, commercial and agribusinesses in Alberta through its lending programs.

Through partnerships with producers and businesses, AFSC helps maintain a profitable agriculture sector in the province and stimulates healthy rural communities. Loan capital can be sourced directly by AFSC or through partnerships with other financial institutions.

Farm Loans

Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) offers a variety of loans for primary agriculture producers, including the Next Generation Loan Program, Developing Producer Loan Program, Alberta Producer Loan Program, Revolving Loan Program.

Business Loans

Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) offers a variety of loans for agriculture, agribusiness and small business enterprises in Alberta, including the Agribusiness Loan Program and the Rural Business Loan Program.

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AgriRisk Initiatives: Research and Development Contribution Funding Stream

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
31-Mar-2023

The AgriRisk Initiatives (ARI) is a five-year program under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership that supports the development of new risk management tools. It is divided into three program components:

The AgriRisk Initiatives: Research and Development Contribution Funding Stream is now open.  Project Summaries are accepted on a continuous basis until program funds have been allocated, or until otherwise posted on the website.

Sector:
  • Food-Agriculture

AgriScience Program

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
31-Mar-2023

The AgriScience Program is a program under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

The program 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.

Aims to support specific shorter-term research activities to help industry overcome challenges and address fiscal barriers experienced by small and emerging sectors. They also seek to mitigate high risk opportunities that have the potential to yield significant returns.

Please refer to the website for program status.

Sector:
  • Food-Agriculture

Alberta Bio Future Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The bioeconomy holds significant economic potential for Alberta, a province with abundant biomass, advanced infrastructure and highly qualified personnel. The Alberta Bio Future (ABF) program is our flagship program to advance bioindustrial innovation and the bioeconomy.

The bioindustrial sector is also at the leading edge of clean technology. As such, ABF is focused on increasing sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint by promoting use of Alberta’s renewable resources.

We primarily focus on projects that add value to biomass in agriculture and forestry, and create new and improved bioindustrial products and bioindustrial technologies. Food, feed and pharma products are not included in this program.

Program is currently closed to new applications.  Please check website for program status

Sector:
  • Other

Alberta Clinical Research Consortium (ACRC)

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Clinical health research exists to improve quality of life. Through the Alberta Clinical Research Consortium (ACRC), we are proud to contribute to the development of best-practice clinical health research in our province.

Five principles form the foundation of all ACRC projects, and its aim to streamline clinical health research in the province with the goals of:

  • providing Albertans with access to the best and most innovative health care possible, and
  • attracting both researchers and investment to the province

ACRC Partners: Alberta Health Services, Alberta Innovates, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta, Covenant Health, University of Alberta, University of Calgary and the Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • Other

Alberta Economic Development, Trade and Tourism: Small Equipment Grants (SEG)

Government of Alberta

Value:
Min :0 - Max :0

Application Deadline:

The Small Equipment Grant (SEG) stream aims to help Alberta institutions attract and retain outstanding talent in the context of significant international competition.

The SEG supports leading edge research infrastructure that enables talented faculty to undertake innovative research programs.

Applications should align with the Alberta Research Innovation Framework (ARIF) provincial priorities. They should address strategic infrastructure needs to maintain or enhance the competitiveness of a proponent’s and institution’s research programs.

RCP (Research Capacity Program) will fund up to 40% of the total eligible project costs for successful applications.

Please see website for current program status

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Alberta Economic Development, Trade and Tourism: Alberta Export Expansion Program

Government of Alberta

Value:
Min :1000 - Max :25000

Application Deadline:

The Alberta Export Expansion Program provides funding support to Alberta small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), municipalities, industry associations, Indigenous communities and economic development organizations promoting Alberta exports through:
– outbound international business travel
– bringing international buyers to Alberta

For-profit or municipal applicants may be reimbursed up to 50%, and non-profit applicants up to 75%, on eligible costs such as:

  • accommodation
  • airfare
  • inter-city ground travel
  • registration for tradeshows or events
  • translation or interpretive services for marketing materials
  • conference room space

Each applicant can apply to the program multiple times, but will only be eligible for up to a combined maximum of $25,000 in approved grant agreement(s) per program year (April 1 to March 31).

Please refer to website for program status

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Alberta Economic Development, Trade and Tourism: College-Industry Innovation (CII) Grant

Government of Alberta

Value:
Min :0 - Max :0

Application Deadline:

The College-Industry Innovation (CII) streams support significant research infrastructure that adds to the existing applied research and technology development capacity of a college or technical institute.

The CII streams will enhance the capacity of colleges and technical institutes to provide state-of-the-art, industry-relevant research infrastructure to support business innovation in Alberta and foster partnerships with the private sector, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises.

Applicants are encouraged to align their submissions with areas of strategic priority to the institution and the province’s priorities in context of the Alberta Research Innovation Framework (ARIF).

Institutions must demonstrate how the research will contribute to program delivery and student engagement.

Please check website for program status.

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Alberta Economic Development, Trade and Tourism: Cyberinfrastructure Initiative Grant (CYB)

Government of Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Cyberinfrastructure Initiative (CYB) stream enhances the capacity of Canadian institutions and researchers to conduct leading-edge research in areas of demonstrated strength by supporting the infrastructure needs of computationally-and data-intensive research. The CYB coordinates with the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)’s Cyberinfrastructure Initiative.

The RCP will support the infrastructure needs of computationally and data-intensive research in alignment with institutional priorities and the government priorities, such as the Alberta Research Innovation Framework (ARIF). To do this, it will invest in a limited number of research data infrastructure projects in collaboration with Compute Canada.

The RCP uses a cost-shared funding approach to provide up to 40% of the total eligible project costs for successful applications, enabling projects to leverage support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and other sources.

Please see website for current program status.

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Alberta Economic Development, Trade and Tourism: Research Infrastructure Grant (RI)

Government of Alberta

Value:
Min :0 - Max :0

Application Deadline:

The Research Infrastructure stream coordinates with the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Innovation Fund to invest in transformative research infrastructure projects of strategic significance to the institutions and the province’s priorities in the context of Alberta Research Innovation Framework (ARIF). These projects aim to secure and strengthen Alberta’s competitive position in research and technology development.

Institutions are encouraged to increase their application’s competitiveness by:

  • collaborating with appropriate partners
  • planning co-operatively to acquire, develop, utilize, operate, and maintain infrastructure
  • engaging with end-users of the research or technology development to clearly define the potential benefits for Albertans

RCP (Research Capacity Program) will fund up to 40% of the total eligible project costs for successful applications.

Please see website for current program status

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Alberta Innovates Product Demonstration Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min :100001 - Max :300000

Application Deadline:

The Product Demonstration Program is designed to de-risk the commercialization process by providing funds and coaching to high potential, high growth technology Alberta small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to commercialize their products and achieve an optimal market position to increase revenue and potentially expand into global markets.

Piloting or demonstrating new products with a “strategic partner” who could be the first buyer or influential client(s) is critical in the commercialization and scale-up pathway.

Qualified SMEs may be eligible for up to $150,000 in funding over a maximum one-year term.

Please visit our website for the next version of the program and for more information.

Sector:
  • Other

Alberta Innovates Voucher Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min :10000 - Max :100000

Application Deadline:

Vouchers help Alberta’s high potential, high growth, technology and knowledge-based small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with technologies in the mid-to-late developmental stages but may include some early developmental stages. (See Technology Readiness Levels).

Eligible applicants can apply for funding up to $100,000 to help cover the costs of up to three service providers for the purpose of business and technology development related to the following activities:

  • New product research and development;
  • Leading-edge design, engineering and prototype development;
  • Advanced product testing and refinement;
  • Patent development;
  • Advanced market assessments; and/or
  • Other technology development activities may be considered on a case by case basis

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • Other

Alberta Innovates: Carbon Capture and Utilization

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Clean Technology program invests in projects to adapt, develop and deploy innovative clean technologies to benefit Albertans and contribute to the growth of the province’s low-carbon economy. In each of our priority focus areas, we look for projects and activities that can reduce environmental impacts, support Alberta’s energy transition, generate jobs in a clean tech economy, and engage industry, researchers and communities to participate in their future energy systems.

We are excited about the emerging technology pathways that can support cross-sectoral industries to reduce or mitigate carbon emissions, decarbonize fuel systems or create novel materials required in new clean technologies. Our carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) focus can help Alberta to demonstrate its leadership in supporting many industries to decarbonize, including supporting the growing hydrogen economy in Alberta. From lithium to vanadium, novel metals, minerals and materials extraction and utilization leverages Alberta’s existing natural resource skills and infrastructure to build new clean tech supply chains in Alberta.

We pursue emerging clean technology innovations in carbon capture, utilization, and hydrogen generation. (See focus areas below.)

Our objectives are connected with the Alberta Research and Innovation Framework 2030 targets, which include:

  1. A 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gas intensity;
  2. A 30 percent increase of electricity being supplied by renewable energies by 2030; and
  3. A 25 percent increase Alberta’s clean tech sector.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • Other

Alberta Innovates: Industry r&D Associates Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min :525000 - Max :675000

Application Deadline:

Alberta’s high potential, high growth, technology and knowledge-based small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) may be eligible for up to $74,500 per year for up to two years to enable them to employ in-house professional research and development capability, to advance the Technology Readiness Level and accelerate new product commercialization.

The r&D Associate has the advanced technical skills required by the SME to make that last leap from research to a marketable product.

This 2 year program is designed to fund SMEs to employ an r&D professional through one of the following options:

  • Level 1 – full-time, up to $52,500 per year
  • Level 2 – full-time, up to $67,500 per year

Alberta Innovates will also provide an additional $7,000 per year as an expense allowance for the associate.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • Other

Alberta Innovates: Land and Biodiversity

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The goal of the Land and Biodiversity program is to ensure that natural resource development operations and practices are sustainable. The program is positioned to support achievement of both Alberta Innovates’ and ARIF Targets for 2030:

  1. That the rate of land reclamation is equal to or better than the rate of land disturbance; and
  2. That biodiversity in Alberta is maintained or enhanced.

The Land and Biodiversity program includes subprograms related to Environmental Monitoring, Oil Sands Tailings remediation and restoration, climate adaptation and a new initiative on abandoned well reclamation.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • Other

Alberta Innovates: Renewable and Alternative Energy

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Clean Technology program invests in projects to adapt, develop and deploy innovative clean technologies to benefit Albertans and contribute to the growth of the province’s low-carbon economy. In each of our priority focus areas, we look for projects and activities that can reduce environmental impacts, support Alberta’s energy transition, generate jobs in a clean tech economy, and engage industry, researchers and communities to participate in their future energy systems.  

Our focus on electricity generation and grid modernization supports renewable and alternative energy development from individual technology components to systems-level integration. The future of electricity systems involves the generation, transmission, distribution and storage of energy using smart, data-enabled, and digital solutions. New opportunities for generation from geothermal to nuclear help in transitioning to low-carbon electricity. 

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • Other

Alberta Innovates: Water Innovation

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

We expect Alberta’s population to double by 2050. Even with the progress made, Albertans’ demand for water will continue to increase. As such, our priority is to ensure Alberta has the quality and quantity of water, when and where it is needed.

We support water innovation that will:

  1. Help to create a cleantech industry in water treatment;
  2. Improve water use, conservation, efficiency, and productivity by 30 percent by 2030; and/or,
  3. Provide safe, secure, and reliable water resources while maintaining healthy aquatic ecosystems.

We provide most funding through a combination of open competition and a continuous intake process, so contact us for more information.

To learn more, please visit our website.

Sector:
  • Other

Alberta International Technology Partnership Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :250000

Application Deadline:

We offer three programs designed to give Alberta SMEs the opportunity to enter into a joint project to develop and commercialize innovative technology with a SME partner from China or Mexico.

The projects must address a defined market need while generating economic and social benefits in both jurisdictions and globally.

The aim of each program is to assist for-profit SMEs from the two jurisdictions in establishing global partnerships, while providing access to funding to support strategic, industry-driven commercialization projects that involve novel and innovative products and materials.

Each program consists of rounds usually held once per calendar year. The rounds start with an information session, followed by face-to-face matchmaking and workshops for participating SMEs.

Following the matchmaking and workshops those SMEs are invited to submit an application with their jurisdiction project partner.

For more information, please visit our website.

Sector:
  • Other

Alberta Jalisco Innovation & Commercialization Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :250000

Application Deadline:

The Alberta-Jalisco Innovation and Commercialization Program has been developed with the Government of the State of Jalisco, Mexico to support technology-oriented companies in Alberta, and throughout the world, to advance their innovative technologies towards eventual market uptake. The purpose of the Program is to provide for-profit Small and Medium Enterprises (“SME”s) from the two partner jurisdictions with assistance in establishing global partnerships, as well as accessing funding to support strategic, industry-driven commercialization projects that involve novel and innovative products and materials.

Sector:
  • Other

Alberta Prion Research Institute

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Alberta Prion Research Institute’s purpose and overarching mandate is to:

  • Build and support world-class capacity for prion and protein folding research;
  • Encourage the production of excellent research and its use for the advancement of knowledge and the development of industry and policy; and,
  • Develop highly qualified people in these areas.

We work with a variety of stakeholders to achieve a positive impact in the world of prion and prion-like research.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • Other

Alberta Small Business Innovation & Research Initiative (ASBIRI)

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
12-Dec-2019

The Alberta Small Business Innovation and Research Initiative (ASBIRI) is a program that gives small businesses funding opportunities to solve major industry challenges.

By responding to industry demand (demand-pull innovation) we increase the success of government investment and industry R&D spending.

The ASBIRI program is now fully subscribed and will not be issuing any challenges until further notice. Please watch our social channels and the Alberta Innovates website.

Sector:
  • Other

Alberta-Europe Technology Collaboration Fund

German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research

Value:
Min : - Max :250000

Application Deadline:

Building on the success of the Alberta-Germany Collaboration Fund for Product Development and Commercialization (established in 2012) and the Alberta-Canada-France Joint Industrial R&D Projects Program (established in 2015), the German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research and the Alberta Government’s Ministry of Jobs, Economy and Innovation introduced the Alberta-Europe Technology Collaboration Fund in February 2018.

The overarching goal of this program is to help participants become more globally competitive by developing innovative technologies and research-based alliances with the potential to foster economic growth.

Please visit our website for more information.

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Apeetogosan Small Business Loans and Business Advisory Programs

Apeetogosan (Metis) Development Inc.

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Apeetogosan is committed to providing profitable and sustainable financial services and support to clients who seek the means to attain economic self-sufficiency.

Services Provided Include:

  • Small Business Loans
  • Access to Small Business Grant (MEAP)
  • Support Service Programs
  • Business Advisory Services
    (Through Pinnacle Business Services Ltd.)

Like other business lending institutions, Apeetogosan’s future lies in the success of its clients. The loan process is designed to ensure that the ingredients for profitability are contained in the business proposal. We are here to help you along the path of turning your idea into a successful reality.

Please visit our website for more information.

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ATB BoostR

ATB Financial

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Alberta BoostR is a rewards-based crowdfunding platform from ATB Financial designed for entrepreneurs and small businesses in Alberta. Through Alberta BoostR, businesses can raise money, test ideas, and gain exposure and market insights from the “crowd” in exchange for a reward – a product, service, or fun/unique experience. We’re taking a different approach by offering entrepreneurs not only a crowdfunding platform through BoostR but also:

A team of supportive advisors entrepreneurs can reach out to before, during and after their crowdfunding journey.
Coaching and guidance through monthly Crowdfunding 101 workshops in Calgary and Edmonton.
Opportunities for exposure through pitch events and ATB’s marketing channels.
Helpful resources for entrepreneurs (psssst! Even if you’re not crowdfunding you can tap into these!)

BoostR is ideal for businesses of all stages – from startup to well established – whether you’re looking to launch or reach the next level of growth. We believe in entrepreneurs and recognize the immense value small business provides to our province. We’re here to support your goals.

For more information, please visit the website.

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AVAC Funds

AVAC Ltd.

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

AVAC Group is primarily a Limited Partner investor in select and diversified venture capital funds, and collaborates, finances and directly assists in the formation, commercialization and growth of Canadian agricultural technology companies.

For more than 20 years, we have supported companies at all stages: startup to scaleup to exit. Our roles have been diverse: from funding, to business management, to sales development to technology commercialization to name a few. AVAC Group provides expertise to technology companies at every stage of entrepreneurship.

Please visit our website to learn more.

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AWE Growth Loan

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

Value:
Min : - Max :150000

Application Deadline:

AWE offers loans for women-owned businesses in Alberta. We can help provide the financing you need to start or grow your business, and we have a community to support you along the way.

We provide:

  • The capital you need to start or grow your business. AWE provides repayable loans of up to $150,000 to women-owned businesses in Alberta. We offer a competitive interest rate ranging from Prime +2% to Prime +4%.

  • Flexibility and clarity. We offer flexible repayment options and terms of five years. There’s no penalty for early repayment and no hidden fees.

  • Access to personalized advice and resources.  We know that your business is more than just dollars and cents. You’ll have access to ongoing business advising and support from the AWE team.

  • A community of like-minded women. AWE loan clients receive discounts to select AWE events. You will have the opportunity to meet other women entrepreneurs while learning from subject-matter experts.

Please visit our website for more information.

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AWESOME Program

Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre Inc.

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The goal of the AWESOME’s Program is to Advance Women Entrepreneurs through Skill-development, Opportunity-identification, Manufacturing-advice and Export-marketing. To advance your development, growth and expansion, this program offers customized business services. We provide growth and development consulting, skill development training, coaching, networking and other related services that will advance your business.

The Program is available to women entrepreneurs located in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta. AWESOME is offered as an initiative of the Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre Inc. (Food Centre), with funding provided by The Government of Canada through the Women’s Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Eco-System Fund.

Please visit our website for program highlights.

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BDC Business Purchase or Transition Financing

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Thinking of buying a company, making a merger or acquiring a competitor to expand your business? Get the right financing and support from our experts for a smooth transaction that benefits both your business and the one you’re acquiring.

For a limited time only, take advantage of preferred terms and conditions for loans* over $350,000.

Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:
  • Other

BDC Capital

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

BDC Capital exists to help turn great ideas into great companies. And great companies into engines of jobs, growth and wealth creation.

We offer innovative solutions, often with terms and conditions tailored to meet the unique needs of entrepreneurs and innovators looking to raise capital for their growth and transition projects.

Venture Capital:  Money for innovators looking to transform their business ideas into successful companies.

Growth & Transition Capital:  Money for established or high-growth companies looking to finance a new project or business transition.

Growth Equity: Minority equity investments for mid-market growth companies looking to grow exponentially.

IP-Backed Financing: Alternative financing to raise capital backed by the strength and value of your intellectual property portfolio so you can grow.

For more information, please visit our website.

Sector:
  • Other

BDC Equipment Purchase Financing

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Will you expand and modernize operations or replace outdated machinery shortly? Get financing to cover the cost of new or used equipment so you can increase production and fuel your growth*. Need more time to make your buying decision? We offer other financing solutions and we will recommend the one that best suits your needs.

Financing you can use to:
Increase capacity
Purchase production line machinery, equipment, or specialized equipment such as lab material.

Improve efficiency
Invest in commercial vehicles or modernize operations.

Complement your line of credit
Replenish working capital depleted by equipment costs.

Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:
  • Other

BDC Financial Management

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Control your finances and better manage your cash flow.

Sound financial management practices help your business prosper by allowing you to make better decisions, control costs and manage your cash flow. We can help you master every aspect of your business’s finances so that you can maximize profits and strengthen your company’s value.

Please visit our website for more information.

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BDC Indigenous Entrepreneur Loan

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :250000

Application Deadline:

As an Indigenous entrepreneur, you want to deal with a bank that has in-depth insight into your unique business opportunities and challenges.

Get up to $350,000 to start or grow your business, whether you operate on or off reserve.

Benefits for your business: 

  • Flexible repayment terms to protect your cash flow – Flexible financing to get your business off the ground or grow your company.
  • A loan that gives back to charity – BDC will give back part of the interest paid on the loan to a registered charity of your choice.
  • Limited personal risk – Your personal assets are not taken as collateral for the loan.

Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:
  • Other

BDC Newcomer Entrepreneur Loan

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min :25000 - Max :50000

Application Deadline:

BDC is the bank devoted to Canadian entrepreneurs. We provide financing and advisory services to small and medium-sized businesses at every stage of growth. This includes access to the right tools and resources, such as training, networking, partnerships and more.

Experienced as a business owner or not, BDC helps immigrants handle the typical challenges of building a company in Canada.

  • Little to no credit history
  • Limited knowledge of the local business environment
  • Cultural and language barriers

Access between $25,000 and $50,000 to grow your company. Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:
  • Other

BDC Small Business Loan

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :100000

Application Deadline:

Sometimes, you need to act fast to grab opportunities or conquer challenges. Our Small Business Loan is designed to help you quickly and easily access the funds you need with flexible terms you can afford*.

Financing you can use to:
Supplement cash flow
Purchase equipment, software, or hardware without using cash you need for everyday activities

Sell online to increase sales
Upgrade your website, purchase inventory, run marketing campaigns, hire a consultant

Cover expenses
Pay suppliers, landlords, employees

Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:
  • Other

BDC Start-up Financing

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :250000

Application Deadline:

One of the biggest challenges for small businesses is getting adequate financing. We provide funds to help Canadian businesses in the start-up phase who have been in operation for at least 12 months and have generated revenues* turn their business ideas into reality.

Financing you can use to:

  • Get your company off the ground – purchase assets, pay start-up fees, or buy a franchise.
  • Build momentum – invest in marketing, a website or advisory services.
  • Complement your line of credit – replenish working capital depleted by start-up costs.

Get up to $250,000 to jumpstart your projects. Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:
  • Other

BDC Technology Financing

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Investing in technology is one of the fastest ways to drive growth, trim costs, and boost productivity. Our technology loan can help your company optimize performance and become more profitable*.

For a limited time only, take advantage of preferred terms and conditions for loans* over $350,000.

Financing you can use for:
Hardware
Purchase servers, networks, or computers.

Software
Invest in solutions of all sizes (ERP, CRM, HR, accounting).

Digital marketing
Boost revenue with a new website, e-commerce, or social media.

Advisory services
Cover the cost of expert advice on IT planning, strategy, security, online sales.

Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:
  • Other

BDC Women in Technology Venture Fund

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The BDC Capital Women in Technology (WIT) Venture Fund is one of the world’s largest venture capital funds dedicated to investing in women-led technology companies and helping to build a robust ecosystem to support women in tech today and in the future.

We are unique in that we have a dual mandate: To deliver a return on the investment and make a lasting impact on the Canadian tech ecosystem.

We do this in three ways:

  • Direct Investment
  • Indirect Investment
  • Ecosystem Development

If you are a women-led tech business with global ambition, let’s talk. Entrepreneurs may also apply for financing or leverage the many other tools and services that the bank offers.

Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:
  • Other

BDC Working Capital Financing

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Your business has projects, but it requires money to undertake them. Many entrepreneurs face this challenge—which is why our working capital financing is unique and designed to help you realize key growth projects, without putting your everyday cash at risk.

You have up to 6 years to repay your loan and up to 12 months of principal payments postponement at the start of the loan. 

For a limited time only, take advantage of preferred terms and conditions for loans* over $350,000.

Sector:
  • Other

Bioenergy

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The program is an important part of the transition to a new carbon future and circular economy and enables the participation of Alberta’s innovation community, urban and rural communities and industries throughout the value chain. The goals of the Bioenergy program are connected with the ARIF 2030 targets:

  •  50% reduction in organic waste to landfill through innovative technologies
  •  Reduce methane emissions by 45% by 2025
  •  Attract an additional $3 billion private sector investment in value-added bio-industrial sector

The Bioenergy program focuses primarily on two areas:

  • Diversion of Residues and Waste:  these are opportunities that focus on waste management practices with reduced environmental footprint
  • Renewable Fuels:  these are opportunities that work in the development and/or deployment of (1) renewable fuels technologies and (2) enabling technologies

See website for full description.

Sector:
  • Other

Campus Alberta Small Business Engagement (CASBE)

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :300000

Application Deadline:

The CASBE program is a partnership we have with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) to fund collaborations between Alberta SMEs and researchers from Alberta post-secondary institutions.

We offer two streams of funding to help Alberta SMEs adopt emerging technologies developed with the support of researchers:

  1. Stream I with a maximum of $25,000 in available funding from Alberta Innovates and $25,000 from NSERC, and
  2. Stream II with a maximum of $150,000 in available funding from Alberta Innovates leveraging NSERC’s contribution for for a maximum of two years for a total of $300,000.

The Alberta SME acts as the industry partner and the researcher applies to the program.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • Other

Canada Green Corps

United Nations Association in Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Canada Green Corps is an innovative youth employment programme designed to launch the careers of talented, yet un- or underemployed, Canadian youth.

Funded through Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada Green Corps strategically fulfills government commitments to provide new employment opportunities for youth and showcase national leadership on climate action.

Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:

Canada Media Fund: Innovation & Experimentation Program

Canada Media Fund

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
14-Sep-2021

The objective of the Innovation & Experimentation Program is to fund Canadian interactive digital media content and application software that is innovative and leading-edge.

Applicants may only apply for production support in this Program. Marketing and promotional costs, however, are eligible and should be included in the Project’s production budget.

Please visit our website for program details, eligibility criteria, and more information.

Sector:
  • Other

Cancer Prevention Research Opportunity (CPRO)

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

This Cancer Prevention Research Opportunity (CPRO) enables a group of interdisciplinary individuals, working in cancer prevention research, to use a collaborative approach in the creation of new knowledge in cancer prevention and screening as well as moving knowledge and evidence into use in the health system, in communities and workplaces and in the daily lives of Albertans.

The CPRO program is not currently accepting new funding proposals. Please check our website for updates. 

Sector:
  • Other

CDC Domestic Seasonality Programs

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

These programs allow the Canadian Dairy Commission to work with the private sector to balance the seasonal demand and supply of products for the domestic market. When milk production exceeds requirements for the Canadian market, the Commission buys butter and skim milk powder from processors at established support prices. Support prices are also used as a guide by provincial authorities when they establish milk prices at the farm level.

For more information, please contact us.

Sector:

CDC Matching Investment Fund

Canadian Dairy Commission

Value:
Min :10000 - Max :150000

Application Deadline:

The Matching Investment Fund is designed to help eligible food processors and food science centres develop initiatives to stimulate demand for Canadian dairy products and ingredients.

The Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) remains committed to supporting an environment that encourages growth and innovation in the manufacture and use of Canadian dairy products and ingredients. The Matching Investment Fund (MIF) provides non-repayable contributions for product development projects on a matching investment basis.

Please check out our website for more information.

Sector:

CDQM Quantum Leap

CQDM

Value:
Min :500000 - Max :1200000

Application Deadline:
12-Aug-2021

CQDM’s Quantum Leap pharma-led funding program for drug discovery research helps SMEs or Canadian universities achieve innovative translational biopharmaceutical research projects. Projects selected as part of the Quantum Leap program focus on developing cutting-edge technologies with the potential to significantly advance the R&D activities of CQDM’s pharmaceutical members. Quantum Leap projects are executed in close collaboration and with the expert support and funds of pharmaceutical members.

Projects are associated with specific deliverables and must be ready for use by CQDM pharmaceutical members upon completion. For scientists, the funded research opens new collaboration opportunities with world-class stakeholders in the industry.

For more information, please visit our website.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Other

Clean Energy: Innovative Hydrocarbon Products

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Our Innovative Hydrocarbon Products Program supports projects that will contribute to Alberta’s hydrocarbon resource value while securing long-term future for Alberta’s oil sand resources in a new economy. The three sub-programs support projects that can improve hydrocarbon products’ quality and value.

1. Bitumen Partial Upgrading:  supports projects that add value to Alberta’s bitumen while increasing pipeline capacity and reducing industry operating costs and lifecycle greenhouse gases.

2. Natural Gas Value-Add:  supports projects that convert natural gas into higher value products such as liquid fuels and hydrogen.

3. Bitumen Beyond Combustion: supports projects that converts bitumen into high-value non-fuel products for economic growth and diversification.

Sector:
  • Other

Clean Leadership Summer Internships

Clean Foundation

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
31-Mar-2021

Be a Clean Leadership Host Employer!

The Clean Leadership Summer Internship Program is a Nova Scotia-based program providing 15 – 30 year old’s with paid hands-on experience, mentorship and professional development training.  

Clean Foundation partners with impact organizations to invest in training and employment for youth in the clean economy. Clean Leaders, are trained with the knowledge and aptitude to become environmental stewards in their communities while delivering meaningful environmental projects during their 9 or 15 week summer internship.  

Hire an intern for 9-15 weeks, support youth employment and help build their skills with a 60% wage subsidy.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:

Clean Tech Internships

Career-Launcher Internships

Value:
Min : - Max :25000

Application Deadline:
22-Jul-2021

Career Launcher provides wage subsidies for organizations to create jobs and meaningful work experiences for students and recent grads. Learn more about how you can access funding to help address labour shortages, diversify your workforce, and strengthen your industry.

Strengthen your organization with skilled students and grads! Get up to $30,000 to create valuable positions for young skilled workers of diverse backgrounds that will help your business or organization meet the future needs of the Canadian economy.

As an employer, you can receive financial support to create valuable positions that will help you meet the future needs of the Canadian economy. You will also benefit from a skilled graduate or student joining your team and will help them gain the skills, abilities and experience they need to launch their career.

Clean Tech Program currently accepting applications until July 22, 2021.

Please visit website for more information.

Sector:

Cleaner Hydrocarbon Production

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The oil and gas industry remains a major driver of economic activity in Alberta. Innovation has been a critical enabler for the industry, especially in the oil sands. With Alberta as a global leader in sustainable resource development, continued innovation and investment is essential to this industry.

Our Cleaner Hydrocarbon Production program is designed to enhance the economic and GHG competitiveness of Alberta’s oil and gas industry.

Most funding is provided through a combination of open competition and continuous intake process. Contact the relevant Program Director for more information.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • Other

Community Futures Business Services

Community Futures Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Our 27 Community Futures offices offer loan solutions and business development services that are purpose built for rural Alberta. Find your nearest Community Futures office to connect with a business analyst, get a loan application started, and access free business counselling and low-cost business coaching and training.

Community Futures offices apply flexible loan criteria and options to help you start a new business, buy a business, open a franchise, expand into new markets, invest in technology, give your business a facelift and help young entrepreneurs get their first loan.

Business services offered by Community Futures offices include:

  • Helping you write a business plan
  • Marketing plan or business expansion strategy
  • One-on-one coaching and business mentoring
  • Securing financing
  • And much more!

If you are an entrepreneur with a disability or health condition, you may wish to explore a program specifically designed for you.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:

Community Investment Program

Canadian Internet Registration Authority

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
01-Jun-2020

The Community Investment Program grants fund innovative community internet projects to build a resilient, trusted and secure internet for all Canadians.   

The program is open to:  non-profit organizations, registered charities and academics at universities and colleges in Canada.

While CIRA’s granting program will consider applications that benefit all Canadians, we’re especially looking for initiatives that benefit:

  • Students (kindergarten to grade 12 and post-secondary)

  • Northern, rural and Indigenous communities

The program is now closed for 2021, the next call for grant application will take place in 2022. Please see website for more information.

Sector:

Creative Destruction Lab Seed-Stage Program

Creative Destruction Labs – Rockies

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

CDL-Rockies is located in Calgary, Canada at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. Calgary is one of Canada’s fastest-growing, most entrepreneurial and innovative cities, with the highest number of patents filed per capita in Canada.

As the epicenter of the country’s energy sector, CDL-Rockies is home to a Prime stream as well as a specialized Energy stream. CDL-Rockies brings together many of the region’s most experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and scientists from diverse fields including energy, healthcare, software and hardware, industrials and clean technology. CDL startups work with these mentors to sharpen objectives, prioritize time and resources, raise capital, and engage with experts working on the frontiers of research.

Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is a nonprofit organization that delivers an objectives-based program for massively scalable, seed-stage, science- and technology-based companies.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • ICT
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pipeline
  • Other

Dairy Innovation Program

Canadian Dairy Commission

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The DIP is designed to grant dairy processors with continued access to the milk they require to produce innovative dairy products without affecting their existing provincial milk plant supply allocation. By encouraging such new development, the overall demand for milk is expected to increase. The CDC will provide an allocation credit (deducted from the Canadian requirement) to each province that supplies milk for the new DIP contracts. These credits will be allocated to the province on end-use butterfat basis with no conversion of credits into quota (crystallization).

You may be able to get a milk quota to develop and produce new and innovative dairy products. You could get a milk quota to develop and produce innovative dairy products. You need to create a product that: Is wholly or essentially made with milk; Contains no imported dairy ingredients; Is new to the Canadian market. Other conditions apply.

The deadlines to receive DIP applications at the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) are:

  • March 31st
  • June 30th
  • September 30th
  • December31st.

Applications received during each 3 month period will be reviewed by the Selection Committee within the following 2 months.

Sector:

Digital Tech Internships

Career-Launcher Internships

Value:
Min : - Max :28000

Application Deadline:
31-Mar-2021

Bring new talent to your small business or not-for-profit! Hire a digital tech intern and give an underemployed–yet highly skilled–grad the experience they need to find career-oriented work. You can get up to $28,000 towards their salary and training expenses.

Funded by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada as part of their Digital Skills for Youth (DS4Y) Program creating employment opportunities for young Canadians to build the digital skills needed for the evolving digital economy.

Applications are now closed for 2021, please visit our website for updates.

Sector:

Eco Canada Employment Programs

Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

As the steward for the Canadian Environmental workforce across all industries, we offer employment programs that stimulate environmental career pathways, skill development, business growth, workforce support and workforce advancement through wage and training funding.

These programs help employers attract new talent, while saving initial wage and training costs. Best of all, young practitioners and students will be able to kickstart their career journey and gain meaningful work experience.

Thanks to our funding partners, we have several programs available. Each program has unique eligibility requirements for employers and job candidates.

For more information, please visit our website.

Sector:

Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Ecosystem services and biodiversity are the benefits we receive from nature. They include climate regulation; flood control and water purification; habitat for wildlife; food, fibre and fuel; and the spiritual and recreational benefits of nature.

Alberta Innovates is part of the Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity initiative, a collection of innovative projects and investments designed to build the capacity to implement ecosystem service and biodiversity markets in Alberta.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • Other

EDC Buyer Financing

Export Development Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Price and quality have always been crucial considerations in purchasing decisions, but more of your customers are looking for financing options. We can help you gain a competitive edge by providing Buyer Financing to your international customer—and taking on the risk of non-payment for you.

EDC can help you gain a competitive advantage as providing flexible financing arrangements can be the key to a successful sales pitch, differentiating you from your competitors. Enable your customers to make purchases from you that they might otherwise have not been able to afford at this time. 

Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:

EDC Direct Lending

Export Development Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Get financing to sell into markets outside of Canada.

Need financial help for your international expansion plans? Whether your company is large or small, we can offer direct financing to your company or your foreign affiliate through a secured loan.

A direct loan can help support your expansion plans, including financing equipment, facilities, or the establishment or the expansion of a foreign affiliate. Financing lets you increase your capacity, allowing you to take on more export contracts and cover your work-in-progress costs.

We have a higher risk appetite than commercial banks in various markets, and can supplement bank lending capacity. A loan can be made directly to your Canadian company in support of its international investment, or to your foreign affiliate, secured by the foreign assets.

For more information, please visit our website.

Sector:

EDC Export Guarantee Program

Export Development Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Our Export Guarantee Program can help you access additional financing through your financial institution. We share the risk with your financial institution by providing a guarantee on the money you borrow, encouraging them to increase your access to working capital.

Get more working capital financing to manage your day-to-day operating costs, via an increase to your operating line, a seasonal bulge or pre-shipment financing.

Access more financing to expand sales into a new market, buy new equipment, or locate your inventory closer to your buyers.

We work with you and your financial institution to increase borrowing capacity to support your investments outside of Canada, such as setting up an international affiliate or acquiring or expanding a business in a global market.

Sector:

EDC Foreign Exchange Facility Guarantee

Export Development Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Avoid posting collateral as payment assurance for your foreign exchange contract provider and keep your cash free for doing business. 

Avoid the financial pain of having to pay your foreign exchange contract provider if they incur losses you can’t cover. Locking in the exchange rate in advance will give you comfort when setting up your product prices and will increase the predictability of your cash flow. Fluctuations in exchange rates can make it a challenge to budget up-front costs or revenues in foreign currencies. Secure your exchange rate without putting up capital, and protect your margins. Increase your borrowing capacity by keeping more working capital in your business — and go after more contracts.

Sector:

EO Global Student Entrepeneur Awards (GSEA)

Entrepeneurs’ Organization (EO)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition for students who own and operate a business while attending college or university. Nominees compete against their peers from around the world in a series of local and/or national competitions in hopes to qualify for GSEA Finals. Founded in 1998 by Saint Louis University, GSEA is now an Entrepreneurs’ Organization program.

Please check our website for competition dates in your area.

Sector:
  • Other

ERA Funding

Emissions Reduction Alberta

Value:
Min :0 - Max :5000000

Application Deadline:
27-Aug-2020

Our clean technology investments help innovators develop and demonstrate Alberta-based technologies that lower emissions and costs. Scaling up innovation will ensure Alberta succeeds in a lower emissions world.

ERA has two funding streams to help Alberta prosper while reducing emissions. We fund innovative technology projects, as well as infrastructure upgrades for our businesses. Learn more about the stream that suits your project below.

So far, we’ve given $646 million in funding to 204 projects with a cumulative worth of $4.5 billion, resulting in GHG reductions of 37.7 million tonnes of CO2 by 2030.

Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:
  • Other

Export Readiness Micro-Voucher Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :20000

Application Deadline:
31-Mar-2021

Through this program we support Alberta SMEs, with a minimum of $20,000 in revenue, to build and develop a strategic approach to expanding their international plans and building global export opportunities.

Prior to entering new global markets it’s important to understand the necessary steps to grow export markets while evaluating benefits and assessing risks are keys to success.

Alberta SMEs need to ask some basic questions, for example:

  • What country do I want to export to?
  • What is my competitive advantage in that country?
  • How do I set up my distribution channels?
  • What is my pricing model?
  • How do I avoid risks?
  • What is the trade, tariffs and even regulatory requirements?
  • What is the cost to entering global market?

Sector:
  • Other

Farm Credit Canada

Farm Credit Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

We take pride in helping our customers dream, grow and thrive. We’re the only lender 100% invested in Canadian agriculture and food, and we’re passionate about helping the industry succeed. And how we show up every day is as important as what we do. We aim to advance our social and sustainable practices, support our customers in their sustainability journeys and act as a catalyst for good.

FCC builds strong relationships and shares knowledge and expertise with thousands of customers across the country. When they succeed, we succeed. We’re here to support entrepreneurs and believe in the future of ag and food. We’re a partner, a catalyst and a champion of our industry.

Sector:

Foresight Challenges

Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Are you trying to address sustainability and facing a rapidly-changing economic, regulatory, and physical environment?

Industry Challenges bring together industry and innovators to drive environmental change and growth of Canada’s cleantech sector. From waste heat recovery in the oil and gas industry to nutrient recovery on the farm, our Challenge programs provide valuable answers and solutions for real world environmental problems – while reducing risks and improving time to market.

Visit our website for open challenges.

Sector:

Futurpreneur Financing & Mentoring

Futurpreneur Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :60000

Application Deadline:

Futurpreneur Canada makes it easier for aspiring young business owners to secure financing. And we’ve partnered with the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to extend our support to you even further.

From business plan to business success. We offer financing, mentoring and expertise to get your start-up off the ground. If you’re 18 – 39 and ready to launch a business, we’re here to help you.

Futurpreneur Canada’s industry-leading mentoring offers expertise, resources and skill-building opportunities to take you and your business to the next level.

We offer collateral-free loans at better interest rates than most banks. But we can’t do it alone. We’re able to finance up to $20,000 per business. If you need more money, BDC may provide up to $40,000.

Visit our website for more information.

Sector:

Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP)

Genome Alberta

Value:
Min :300000 - Max :6000000

Application Deadline:

The Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) provides funding for downstream research & development projects that focus on applying genomics-derived solutions to challenges or opportunities defined by end-users. For the purposes of this program, end-users include stakeholders that are interested in using the results of the genomics research from academia and implementing innovations into the market for commercialization or public-good purposes. This could include industry companies, industry consortia, government departments, or other not-for-profit organizations.

Objectives:
  • Promote the application of genomics-derived solutions to address key sector challenges or opportunities facing users.
  • Promote commercialization of genomics technologies by enabling the transfer of genomics-derived solutions from academia to users as well as de-risking and incentivizing follow-on investment from public and private partners to increase the socioeconomic impact of genomics research by accelerating its translation to application or market.
  • Create and foster a more productive relationship between academia and users.

Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:

Global Bridge Canada – India

Canadian Digital Media Network

Value:
Min : - Max :4000

Application Deadline:

Global Bridge: Canada-India helps high-growth Canadian tech scale-ups do business in India. The program is designed to demystify the local business culture, support product localization, validate business models and gain in-market networking opportunities that help companies successfully enter the Indian market.

Selected companies will receive two and a half months of virtual coaching and access to resources, followed by 3 weeks in market and up to $4,000 CAD to help offset travel and accommodation costs to be reimbursed by CDMN.

Sector:
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Other

Graduate Student Scholarships

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Alberta Innovates funds scholarships for graduate students conducting full-time research in key emerging technology area of information and communications technology (ICT) and advanced materials and manufacturing technologies (AMM) ensuring that Albertan universities and companies are able to recruit top talent.

This program is specifically targeted at the following emerging technology areas: information and communications technologies, and advanced materials and manufacturing technologies in and of themselves or which additionally support the innovation priority areas of environment, energy, agriculture, manufacturing, and health.

The program helps to develop both new knowledge and the next generation workforce to support Alberta’s economic future.

For more information, please check our website.

Sector:
  • Other

Grand Challenges Canada: Transition to Scale

Grand Challenges Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Have a bold idea for an innovation that will save and improve lives? Apply to the challenges that are posted and get funding of up to $10 million to bring your idea to vulnerable populations.

Please check our website for current challenges and submission deadlines.

Sector:

ICTC Talent Programs

Information and Communications Technology Council

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

ICTC is a leader in developing workforce solutions and delivering talent programs to enable Canadian businesses to access the right talent with the right skills needed to drive innovation and productivity in an increasingly competitive environment. To ensure Canada is able to meet the growing demand for ICT and digitally skilled talent, we must consider all labour market sources and complementary pathways and build welcoming, diverse workplaces. Our programs provide unique and targeted solutions for recruiting, retaining and integrating women, Indigenous persons, youth and internationally educated professionals (IEPs) into ICT workforce.

Sector:

Impact Canada Challenges

Impact Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Government of Canada wants innovative solutions to economic, environmental, and social problems.

Please visit our website for a list of challenges in all sectors.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Omics
  • Pipeline
  • Other

Industry Commercialization Associates Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min :52500 - Max :105000

Application Deadline:

Alberta’s high potential, high growth, technology and knowledge-based small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) may be eligible for funding to enable them to employ a highly trained resource with the goal of advancing business readiness levels and/or accelerating product commercialization.

The Commercialization Associate understands business fundamentals and practices, applying knowledge of industry, as well as market and business trends to prioritize commercialization activities. These activities include, but are not limited to, manufacturing analysis and planning, advanced product validation, exploring new market opportunities, marketing, sales, financial strategies, and business development activities.

This program is designed to fund SMEs to employ a commercialization professional, for up to two years, through one of the following options:

  • Level 1 – full-time, up to $52,500 per year
  • Level 2 – full-time, up to $75,000 per year
  • Level 3 – full or part-time, up to $105,000 per year

Alberta Innovates will also provide an additional $7,000 per year as an expense allowance for the associate.

Sector:
  • Other

Innovate Calgary: Venture Ready

Innovate Calgary

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

This twelve-week program provides experiential training and professional mentorship to provide a framework for the critical activities that companies need to undertake, and track in the few months leading up to raising money from Angel Investors and VCs. Companies will work with an experienced advisor to push forward their KPIs as you begin to meet and develop relationships with investors and become investor ready. 

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:

ITS Alberta: Incubator for Technology Start-Ups

ITS Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Incubator for Technology Start-Ups (ITS) is a partnership between ACAMP and the Edmonton International Airport (EIA). Located in the Alberta Aerospace & Technology Centre (AATC), ITS provides engineering and business support services for young entrepreneurs.

ITS is funded by a grant from the Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program of the Government of Alberta and donations from EIA and ACAMP.

Visit our website to apply.

Sector:

Metis Employment Services

Rupertsland Institute

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Thinking of hiring? If so, your business may qualify for wage subsidies of up to 50%. If you are looking to hire, you may qualify for a subsidy of up to 50% of the employee’s wages.

Available programs:

  • Metis Targeted Wage Subsidies
  • Metis Youth Career Internship Program
  • Metis Youth Summer Employment Program

For information on how to access these and other programs, contact your nearest Metis Employment Services Centre by calling toll free 1-888-48-Metis (1-888-486-3847).

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Other

Métis Entrepreneurs’ Assistance Program (MEAP)

Apeetogosan (Metis) Development Inc.

Value:
Min : - Max :99999

Application Deadline:

This program provides equity assistance for the start-up or the expansion of small businesses. The grant is for Métis, Inuit or Non-Status individuals and is named The Métis Entrepreneurs’ Assistance Program (MEAP). Please note that you will be filling out one application that contains information for both the Grant and the Loan.

MEAP & SEAP are a non-repayable grant that is available to help mitigate how much you are borrowing from a financial institution. It can provide up to 30% of your project total to a maximum of $99,999. To apply for the grant you must meet all eligibility requirements.

Please visit our website for a full list of eligibility requirements.

Sector:

Micro-Voucher Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :10000

Application Deadline:

Micro vouchers provide funding for high potential, high growth, technology or knowledge-based Alberta small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to accelerate their new product technology development.

The Micro Voucher Program encourages high potential, high growth SMEs with novel, promising technologies, strong management and a reasonably identified product/market fit to accelerate new product commercialization. The purpose is quick access to funds to de-risk technological solutions, and support emerging technologies.

Typical applicants are in the earlier stages of their product development. Most clients enter our programs by starting with a micro voucher.

Eligible applicants can apply for up to $10,000, paid directly to the service provider, to cover eligible expenses charged by the service provider for the purpose of one or more of the following activities:

  • New product research and development;
  • Design, engineering and prototype development;
  • Product testing and refinement;
  • Patent development; (excluding patent maintenance fees)
  • Advanced market assessment or segmentation analysis;
  • Advanced business and/or marketing strategies; and/or
  • Other technology development activities that will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • Other

Mitacs Accelerate

Mitacs

Value:
Min :7500 - Max :

Application Deadline:

Accelerate Entrepreneur is designed to support the unique needs of postdoctoral, undergraduate, graduate and college student entrepreneurs.

Mitacs Accelerate Entrepreneur funds student and postdoctoral entrepreneurs to further develop the research or technology at the core of their start-up business. With the support of an approved incubator, Mitacs funding helps students and postdoctoral fellows build their professional entrepreneurial skills, with the goal of commercializing their start-up’s technology, product, or service through funded internships. In short, Accelerate Entrepreneur pays students and postdoctoral fellows to grow their start-ups and get to market faster.

Student and postdoctoral entrepreneurs must hold ownership in their start-up, and hold responsibility for the management and/or operations of the company. Full-time employees with no ownership or responsibility for the company’s management and/or operations are not eligible for Mitacs Accelerate Entrepreneur funding. Check with your business development representative to explore bringing a standard Accelerate intern to your start-up.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Omics
  • Pipeline
  • Other

Mitacs Elevate

Mitacs

Value:
Min :30000 - Max :60000

Application Deadline:

Mitacs Elevate is a postdoctoral fellowship with an exclusive professional development curriculum component. Fellows address complex challenges through:

  • An exclusive professional development curriculum for postdoctoral fellows in any discipline
  • A two-year research project with a partner organization in need of high-level expertise
  • A Partner Organization Business Case, developed to outline project objectives, risks, and stakeholder success criteria, and ensure project value

Fellows progress through the program in a cohort, giving them cross-disciplinary networking and peer-learning opportunities they might not have otherwise in their careers.

Over the two-year fellowship, fellows divide their time between their partner organization’s project and academic institution-based research with their academic supervisor.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Omics
  • Pipeline
  • Other

Mitacs Entrepreneur International

Mitacs

Value:
Min : - Max :5000

Application Deadline:

Mitacs Entrepreneur International assists with travel costs — up to $5,000 — to help you explore new business opportunities abroad.

Mitacs Entrepreneur International offers TRAVEL GRANTS to CANADIAN START-UPS housed in UNIVERSITY-LINKED INCUBATORS. The matching grant enables start-ups to connect with international incubators allowing you to explore new business development opportunities in global markets.

Canadian start-ups receive a travel grant to support eligible business travel costs, of up to $5,000 to connect with a host incubator in an eligible new target market. Through the program, start-ups:

  • Create direct linkages with their international target market
  • Grow their knowledge of international market opportunities and potential sources of investment
  • Build new clients, partnerships and business opportunities to scale their company

For more information, please check our website.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Omics
  • Pipeline
  • Other

Mitacs Globalink

Mitacs

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Expand the reach of your business through bilateral collaborations with Canadian and international researchers. Globalink supports projects that help you strengthen your networks, develop partnerships, create joint ventures, and stay on top of global trends in your sector. Mitacs matches project funds, starting at $7,500 for a
16–24-week project.

Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Omics
  • Pipeline
  • Other

Mitacs Globalink Research Award

Mitacs

Value:
Min :6000 - Max :6000

Application Deadline:

The Mitacs Globalink Research Award (GRA) supports research collaborations between Canada and select partner organizations and eligible countries and regions. 

Under the joint supervision of a home and host professor, successful senior undergraduate students, graduate students, as well as postdoctoral fellows will receive a $6,000 research award to conduct a 12- to 24-week research project in the other country. Awards are offered in partnership with Mitacs’s Canadian academic partners (and, in some cases, with Mitacs’s international partners) and are subject to available funding.  

Please visit our website for more information about the award.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Omics
  • Pipeline
  • Other

NGIF Innovation Challenge

Canada Gas Association

Value:
Min : - Max :500000

Application Deadline:

NGIF is a Canadian venture capital firm offering grant and equity financing for startups that deliver solutions to the environmental and other challenges facing the natural gas sector. We are unique in how we bring Canada’s energy industry leadership to every investment, accelerating the validation, demonstration, and customer creation of our startup portfolio.

NGIF Industry Grant’s Innovation Challenge is a $5.5 million (CAD) call to accelerate clean technology solutions across the natural gas value chain. NGIF is accepting industry grant funding applications for innovations that have the potential to generate significant environmental and economic performance benefits in the following strategic focus areas:

  1. Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)
  2. Hydrogen
  3. Carbon Capture Storage and Utilization
  4. Heat Pumps and Micro-CHP
  5. Transportation
  6. Waste Heat Utilization
  7. Water Management

NGIF is offering up to $500,000 (CAD) per industry grant, representing as much as 33% of a project’s eligible expenses.

Applications are now closed for 2021. Please visit our website for more information about the program and for the next round of funding. 

Sector:

Piikani Resource Development Ltd. Small Business Development

Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Piikani Resource Development Ltd. (PRDL) is a wholly owned corporation of the Piikani Nation, an aboriginal organization that represents Piikani Members. PRDL’s purpose is to assist in the economic development on behalf of the Piikani Nation. PRDL manages several features from the energy industry including Generations, Transmissions and Distributions. PRDL’s mandate is to oversee the development of energy to create economic development opportunities on the Piikani Nation.

The Small Business development portion of Piikani Economic Development is responsible for promoting and supporting small businesses for Piikani Nation members.

There is a Piikani Nation Grant Equity Program for qualified business owners of the Piikani Nation.

Please visit our website for eligibility criteria and for more information.

Sector:

Post-Production, Visual Effects and Digital Animation Grant

Alberta Media Fund

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Post-Production, Visual Effects and Digital Animation Grant (PPG) provides funding to help cover labour expenses for Alberta organizations involved in the development and delivery of post-production services in Alberta, including visual effects and digital animation.

This funding, under the Alberta Media Fund (AMF), supports the growth and sustainability of Alberta’s post-production sector by helping eligible companies employ Alberta talent.

A grant which represents 18% of the total eligible invoiced labour will provide funding to applicants.

Corporations and their affiliates that have received funding through the Screen-Based Production Grant or the Alberta Production Grant are not eligible for the PPG on the same projects.

You can submit an unlimited number of applications, however the maximum amount an organization or their affiliates can receive in grant funding per budget year is $200,000.

The grant amount requested per application must be at least $500.

Applications will be accepted until March 1 each year, or when all funds for the budget year have been allocated. 

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Other

PRIHS: Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System (PRIHS) is a program is designed to support Alberta Health Service (AHS) Strategic Clinical Networks (SCNs) as nodes of research and innovation.

PRIHS strengthens health research capacity in Alberta by encouraging collaboration and partnerships between Alberta’s academic institutions, health and clinician researchers, patients, and AHS operations to impact in the health system.

PRIHS is designed to align the knowledge production efforts of researchers with the evidence needs of the health system by providing opportunities for researchers to propose solutions to priority health system challenges and access support from SCNs and other expertise within AHS to administer implementation studies. In turn, these studies will help AHS identify and advance solutions that improve healthcare quality, health outcomes and value for Albertans.

Please visit our website for current opportunities.

Sector:
  • Other

Product ScaleUp Pilot Program

Value:
Min : - Max :100000

Application Deadline:
13-Nov-2020

We created the Product ScaleUp Pilot Program to propel Alberta SMEs, with $750K or greater in annual revenue, forward as they refine and iterate their highly scalable digital technologies.

The program is a grant of up to $100,000 for one year for qualified SMEs to hire a product associate with expertise in developing, commercializing, and scaling digital technology using a product management model. A matching percentage is required, and the successful applicant must begin work on or before January 4, 2021.  

Supported SME’s must have technologies with strong product validation and revenue, proven product-market fit, and a strong commercialization strategy.

A matching contribution of 25 percent of the total salary is required, with Alberta Innovates providing up to $100,000 for one year.

See our website for more information.

Sector:

Regional Innovation Ecosystems Program

Western Economic Diversification Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Regional Innovation Ecosystems (RIE) program stream aims to create, grow and nurture inclusive regional ecosystems that support business needs throughout the innovation continuum, and foster an entrepreneurial environment conducive to innovation, growth and competitiveness.

Through RIE,  Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)  is making targeted investments in not-for-profit organizations that support businesses in priority sectors to innovate, grow and compete globally. We are also fostering inclusive growth through supporting under-represented groups, mainly women, Indigenous peoples and young entrepreneurs, to more fully participate in the innovation economy.

RIE is open to not-for-profit organizations that support businesses, innovators and entrepreneurs, for start-up, growth, productivity, technology commercialization, technology adoption, export and investment attraction.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:

Settlement Investment Corporation

Settlement Investment Corporation

Value:
Min : - Max :250000

Application Deadline:

As a Metis business owner, you could get support with direct business loans and services such as business plan development and training. As an Indigenous entrepreneur on a Metis settlement, you may qualify for loans of up to $250,000 for commercial enterprises. You may also access services like business plan development.

You need to:

  • Be a resident Metis settler, or in a partnership or corporation in which at least 51% is owned by a resident Metis settler,
  • Have your head office in Alberta (business activities may take place both on and off the settlement, and need not be limited to Alberta).
  • Other conditions apply.

Visit our website for more information.

Sector:

Strategic Networking and Development Grants

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :10000

Application Deadline:

Emerging technologies offer the promise of new industries and transformative solutions to challenges across Alberta’s key sectors. Bringing together groups of Alberta researchers, graduate students, industry and others is an important part of building on ideas and moving key research forward.

The Strategic Networking and Development Program makes funding available to researchers at Alberta post-secondary institutions to support activities such as workshops, conferences and competitions which advance Alberta’s research and innovation in the emerging technology priority areas of information and communications technology (ICT), nanotechnology and ‘omics technologies.

Please note: due to restrictions on in-person gathering in response to COVID-19,  The Strategic Networking and Development Program is not accepting applications at this time. Please check our website for further updates. 

Sector:
  • Other

Sustainable Development Tech Fund

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

We support Canadian companies – clean technology trailblazers – who are leaders in their efforts to develop and demonstrate new environmental technologies that address climate change, clean air, clean water and clean soil.

We work across public and private sectors to get new ideas to market faster and grow firms to scale sooner. Through our work together we create economic and environmental prosperity for Canadians.

We fund small- and medium-sized Canadian businesses advancing innovative technologies that are pre-commercial and have the potential to demonstrate significant and quantifiable environmental and economic benefits.

Our funding gives companies the critical support they need to advance projects in the challenging and risky stages of pre-commercial development and demonstration.

Visit our website for more information.

Sector:

The DMZ

The DMZ at Ryerson University

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The DMZ is a world leading accelerator for tech startups in Canada. We help startups build great businesses by connecting them with customers, capital, experts and a community of entrepreneurs and influencers. For us, this means creating an environment where you can focus on scaling your business. We help with the rest.

Our mission is to build a community of experts, influencers, entrepreneurs, advisors and customers to fuel startup success and put more Canadian businesses on the map.

For more information, please check out our website.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Omics
  • Pipeline

UCeed Social Impact Fund

Innovate Calgary

Value:
Min :30000 - Max :300000

Application Deadline:

Activated by Innovate Calgary, the university’s knowledge transfer and business incubator, UCeed is a pre-seed investment fund utilizing loans and equity investments to accelerate transformational impact in our communities. 

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:

WD Business Scale-up and Productivity

Western Economic Diversification Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) makes strategic investments in key economic sectors and also supports the development of leading industry geographic clusters through its Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) program.

BSP supports high-growth businesses that are scaling up and producing innovative goods, services or technologies. It offers interest free repayable funding to incorporated businesses.

The BSP program is open to incorporated high-growth businesses that have been operating in Western Canada for a minimum of 2 years. Preference may be given to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with less than 500 full-time employees (FTEs).

For more information, please visit our website.

Sector:

Wholesale financing

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Helping financial intermediaries get more funding for their customers

As a complementary lender, we work with other lenders and financial intermediaries to fill market gaps and increase the availability of capital for Canadian entrepreneurs.

Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:
  • Other

Youth Agriculture Education Program

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
31-Mar-2023

The program stream supports the development and delivery of effective agriculture education programs that are science-based, topic-driven, curricular-linked and help students use critical thinking to engage in meaningful and informed conversations about issues that affect public trust in agriculture.

Supports the development of new agriculture education programs, or the expansion or adaptation of existing agriculture education programs aimed at kindergarten to grade 12 students.

Open call applications.  Please refer to website for program status.

Sector:
  • Food-Agriculture