Accelerate

Mitacs

Value:
Min :7500 - Max :

Application Deadline:

Mitacs Accelerate connects companies with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on research projects of mutual interest. The program is open to businesses and not-for-profit organizations in all sectors. Projects start at four months increments with no upper limit. Companies get cost-effective access to university researchers and resources as Mitacs matches company contributions dollar for dollar — with larger projects getting even better leveraging.

There is no application deadline and personalized service is available by contacting our in the field Business Development Team.

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

Accelerate Fund

The A100

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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

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

Accelerating Innovation into CarE – Market Access(AICE)

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :300000

Application Deadline:

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) contribute to a resilient economy and are critical for driving health innovation. Tremendous opportunity exists for SMEs to revolutionize health care delivery through provision of digital and data-enabled health innovations. For new health technologies to be successfully adopted, enough evidence must be generated to demonstrate the expected value and impact. AICE – Market Access supports health-innovation implementation projects between SMEs and Real-World Testing Sites to generate evidence for adoption and diffusion.

Sector:
  • Other

Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) – Validate Program

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.  

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Accelerating the Advancement of Agricultural Innovation Program

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
31-Mar-2023

The purpose of the Accelerating the Advancement of Agricultural Innovation Program is to support activities that demonstrate the feasibility and potential for real world application of innovations that are new to Alberta or new to the agriculture sector. This program is one of two in the Science and Research theme within the Canadian Agricultural Partnership in Alberta. This grant program supports applied research with a focus on innovation for public good.

There is limited funding in the Program.  The program will continue to receive and review submissions on a continuous basis.  Please refer to the website for program status.

Sector:
  • Food-Agriculture

Adapting Innovative Solutions in Agriculture

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
31-Mar-2023

The purpose of the Adapting Innovative Solutions in Agriculture Program is to support activities that take innovations that have proven to work outside of Alberta or in industries other than the agriculture industry, and adapt those Innovations so that they can be used under Alberta-specific conditions and/or in a specific Alberta Agriculture sector. This program is one of two in the Science and Research theme within the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.  This grant program supports applied research with a focus on innovation for public good.

There is limited funding in the Program.  The program will continue to receive and review submissions on a continuous basis.  Please refer to the website for program status.

Sector:
  • Food-Agriculture

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.

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AFSC: Business Loans

Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Loans for agriculture, agribusiness and small business enterprises in Alberta. 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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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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Agriculture Training Support

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The purpose of this program is to provide support to the agricultural and horticultural businesses and services to help address the impact of COVID-19. The program will provide a grant to eligible employers to offset the costs of training and ensuring safety protocols are in place for new employees hired from the available domestic labour pool.

To be eligible your organization must produce at least $10,000 worth of agricultural or horticultural farm commodity, or processed food and beverage product, annually.

Please refer to the website for program status.

Sector:
  • Food-Agriculture

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.

Sector:
  • Other

Alberta Digital Traction Pilot Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :50000

Application Deadline:
14-Sep-2020

he Alberta Digital Traction pilot program (Alberta-DT) provides funding for small- and medium-sized Alberta enterprises (SMEs) that rely on software development as core to one or more of their products and/or services and intends to rapidly scale in the global marketplace to accelerate their revenue growth.

Qualified Alberta digital SME’s must be accepted into a Fall 2020 cohort of one the following approved Alberta-based entrepreneur programs:

Sector:
  • Other

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

Please refer to website for program status

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

Government of Alberta

Value:
Min :0 - Max :0

Application Deadline:

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

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

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

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 coordinates with the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)’s Cyberinfrastructure Initiative to enhance 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 Research Capacity Program (RCP) will support the infrastructure needs of computationally and data-intensive research in alignment with institutional priorities and the government priorities, such as the ARIF, by investing in a limited number of research data infrastructure projects in collaboration with Compute Canada. Funded research initiatives will enable communities of researchers, along with data scientists, data analysts, software developers, and other experts to devise optimal ways of organizing and using research data resources.

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 ARIF. These projects will secure and strengthen Alberta’s competitive position in research and technology development.

Institutions are encouraged to increase their application’s competitiveness through collaboration with appropriate partners and to plan co-operatively to acquire, develop, utilize, operate, and maintain infrastructure. Institutions are encouraged to engage 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 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 is intended to help Alberta institutions attract and retain outstanding talent in the context of significant international competition. The SEG will support leading edge research infrastructure that will enable talented faculty to undertake innovative research programs. Applications are encouraged to align with provincial priorities in the context of the ARIF and address strategic infrastructure needs related to maintaining or enhancing the competitiveness of the 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 Innovation Network GrowthX Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
10-Nov-2020

The Alberta Innovation Network is launching the Alberta GrowthX Program for technology and knowledge-based Alberta small and medium size enterprises with current sales looking to scale their growth.

This program will run as a limited cohort from December 2020 to March 2021, with pre-work to enter the cohort required from October 5, 2020 to November 10, 2020.

Your company must meet the following criteria to be eligible for this program:

  • Be an Alberta technology and knowledge-based business,
  • Have sales over $100k ARR,
  • Have a product or service for sale,
  • Have a team of two or more people willing to learn to grow the business, and
  • Have completed the Market Readiness Assessment and Ideal Customer Profile by registering at the link below.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • Other

Alberta International Technology Partnership Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :250000

Application Deadline:

These programs are 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 project must address a defined market need while generating economic and social benefits in both jurisdictions and globally.
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.

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 LEANSTACK Accelerator Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
14-Sep-2020

The Alberta LEANSTACK Accelerator Program is a four-month program presented by Alberta Innovates in conjunction with serial entrepreneur and LEANSTACK founder Ash Maurya.

Through one-on-one coaching, online tools and peer-to-peer support, teams will run sprints with the outcome of gaining traction and revenues or learning the problem isn’t worth solving. We encourage the whole team to participate in the accelerator.

LEANSTACK provides world-class tools, content and coaching to help founder teams systematically find product/market fit to scale their business. 

As part of the Alberta Innovates LEANSTACK accelerator, companies and founders will have access to content and coaching valued at over $6000 USD.   

The LEANSTACK Accelerator Program supports Alberta’s Digital SMEs striving to find product/market fit and traction.

Please visit our website for more information.

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.

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 :

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 Economic Development and Trade 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.

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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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AWE Loan Program

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

Value:
Min : - Max :150000

Application Deadline:

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Loan Program provides financing to sound business ideas supported by the necessary skills and determination to make it happen. AWE offers loans up to $150,000 for market-ready start-ups, business expansion projects, and business purchases with flexible repayment options and terms up to five years. The competitive interest rate is TD Bank’s Prime + 3%.

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BDC Financing to Buy a Business

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Find out how you could get financing to buy an existing business. Would you like to buy an existing business? Do you need a consultant to help you determine its strengths? You could get a loan to: Buy an existing business Acquire a competitor’s or supplier’s business Purchase the business that you already manage Pay for a consultant to help evaluate the business and integrate its processes The type of loan you could get will depend on whether or not you already own land, shares in a business, or other assets.

Sector:
  • Other

BDC Business loans

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

You could get money to help you start or grow your business. Whether you are launching a business or looking to expand and grow an existing one, you could get a term loan to help you: Start or buy a business Buy, build or renovate your facilities Buy equipment Research and develop new products Develop new markets for your products Acquire information and communications technology Sell your business The loan comes with flexible terms. You may need to provide credit references and to have invested money in your business. Other conditions apply.

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.

Sector:
  • Other

BDC Commercial Real Estate Financing

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Do you need to increase production capacity, make room for new employees or upgrade your facilities?

Buying commercial real estate is an important decision, potentially very profitable and often complex. With support from our experts and a loan* adapted to your needs, we can help make your project reality.

Our commercial real estate loan can help accommodate your future growth by financing:

  • Purchase of land and buildings
  • Construction of new premises
  • Expansion or renovation of existing premises
  • Replenishment of working capital depleted by real estate costs

Sector:
  • Other

BDC Xpansion Loan

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The BDC Xpansion Loan is designed to help you realize projects that are key to your growth and success, without putting your cash flow at risk.

Get the money you need for projects such as:
Expanding your market (domestically or abroad)
Investing in technology
Launching a new marketing campaign
Developing new products
Applying for a patent, trademark, industrial design, or copyright to protect your intellectual property
Purchasing licences, patents, trademarks, industrial designs, or copyrights
Hiring and training additional employees
Obtaining a certification
And more

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

Business Scale-up and Productivity

Western Economic Diversification Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) program stream supports businesses at various stages of development, including high-growth firms, wanting to accelerate their growth, scale-up, and be more productive and competitive in both domestic and global markets. It offers interest-free funding to western Canadian companies.

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Campus Alberta Neuroscience Entrepreneurship Seed Grant Program

Campus Alberta Neuroscience

Value:
Min :5000 - Max :30000

Application Deadline:
11-Sep-2020

Are you an entrepreneur in the neuroscience and mental health field in search of funding?

Campus Alberta Neuroscience is pleased to launch its Entrepreneurship Seed Grant Program for 2020. This unique program supports neuroscience related innovation and entrepreneurship efforts in Alberta through direct funding and commercialization support. 

Funding ranges between $5,000 – $30,000 CAD. All 2020 Entrepreneurship Seed Grant Program applicants will automatically be eligible for consideration of additional programs, including a consultation with Campus Alberta Neuroscience, matching funding opportunities, educational opportunities, and other commercialization and entrepreneurial supports through CAN and its partner organizations.

The program is designed to create a positive impact in the neuroscience community in Alberta. Funding can be used to support a range of projects including:
– Access to commercialization support
– Support for reviewing commercialization feasibility
– Developing, launching or testing a new idea or approach
– Running a demonstration project
– Support for scaling up of production/commercialization

Deadline to apply: 12:00pm MST on September 11, 2020
Please visit our website to apply.

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Campus Alberta Small Business Engagement (CASBE)

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :50000

Application Deadline:
01-Jan-2020

The Campus Alberta Small Business Engagement (CASBE) program aims to help academics use their world-class knowledge, facilities and students at colleges and polytechnics within Campus Alberta to assist Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Alberta. The goal is to encourage academics and small businesses in Alberta to work together and take advantage of NSERC Engage Grants.

This program is currently closed.  

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.

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Canada Media Fund – Innovation Program

Canada Media Fund

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
15-Oct-2020

If you are involved in the Canadian television or digital media industries, you may be eligible for funding.

Projects funded through the Experimental Stream’s Innovation & Experimentation Program are Canadian interactive digital media content and software applications that are innovative and leading-edge.

There are two streams:

  • Production (application deadline Sept 17, 2020)
  • Limited Marketing and Promotion (application deadline Oct 15, 2020)

Applicants will be permitted to apply via Dialogue generally 10 days in advance of the Program’s Closing Date.  Please visit their website to connect with a program administrator.

Sector:
  • Other

Canadian Export Challenge

Startup Canada

Value:
Min :2500 - Max :100000

Application Deadline:
09-Sep-2020

A one-day Global Accelerator is an event designed to get your company export-ready! There will be workshops, panels, and keynotes from industry experts—and opportunities to connect one-on-one with Canada’s global expansion support providers and gain privileged access to trade information, market intelligence, global accelerators, and more!

Each regional event also has two pitch competitions—one for startups and one for scale-ups. Competing entrepreneurs have the opportunity to pitch to win $2,500 (startup category) and $5,000 (scale-up category). 

Winners from each region will move onto the CXC Grand Finale in October. There, they will compete again for a chance to win up to $25,000 cash and up to $100,000 in support.

Even if you don’t intend to pitch, CXC is a great opportunity for companies to network with members of Canada’s entrepreneurial and export ecosystems.

In short, if you’re interested in going global with your business—CXC is for you!  The program is in partnership between Startup Canada, UPS, Export Development Canada and Trade Commissioner Service

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

Cancer Prevention Research Opportunity (CPRO)

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
01-Jan-1970

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.

Sector:
  • Other

Carbon Capture and Utilization

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

This program focuses on carbon capture and utilization innovation to convert carbon dioxide into useful products with significant commercial value and market demand through cost-competitive and environmentally sound technology solutions.

By investing in transformative carbon dioxide utilization technologies, we will contribute to Alberta’s greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation and economic diversification efforts.

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:

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

Sector:
  • Other

CF: Business Loans

Community Futures Alberta

Value:
Min :500 - Max :150000

Application Deadline:

Community Futures provides a variety of customized, affordable loan options for small business owners and entrepreneurs in rural Alberta, ranging from $500 to $150,000. We are known for saying yes when other lenders say no and for having flexible qualification criteria. Our goal is to help you succeed so that our community becomes a better place to live and work.

To find a Community Futures Alberta office near you visit http://albertacf.com/contact

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Clean Energy: Innovative Hydrocarbon Products

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Our Innovative Hydrocarbon Products program focuses on three sub-programs designed to diversify Alberta’s economy and add value to hydrocarbon resources that will enable Alberta to achieve prosperity in a low carbon, global economy.

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 Internships

Clean Foundation

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
31-Mar-2021

Be a Clean Leadership Host

When it comes to clean technology, Canada – and, we believe, Atlantic Canada in particular — has the opportunity to be a leader in creating good, well-paying local jobs.

To ensure we have a workforce ready to drive the clean economy, Atlantic Canada needs to inject young people with energy and enthusiasm for clean ways of doing business, early enough to profoundly influence their career path.

Hire an intern for 6 to 12 months for an environmental STEM job and receive a subsidy of up to 50% of their salary (maximum $15,000).

Sector:

Clean Tech Internships

Career-Launcher Internships

Value:
Min : - Max :15000

Application Deadline:
01-Mar-2021

Employers can hire an intern for 6-12 months in a full-time position related to the use or development of clean tech, and CICan will contribute up to 70% of the intern’s salary, to a maximum of $15,000.

Clean tech refers to technologies that help create a cleaner environment, such as technologies that support sustainable development, green industrial or agricultural processes, alternative energy and efficiencies, recycling, composting or waste reduction, protection and restoration of ecosystems, and industries or businesses working on innovations to improve the environment.

Please see website for a list of available internships

Available subsidies cannot exceed 8 months and must end by March 1, 2021

Sector:

Cleaner Hydrocarbon Production

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Our Cleaner Hydrocarbon Production program is designed to enhance the economic and GHG competitiveness of Alberta’s oil and gas industry.
1. Recovery Technologies : Solvent Leadership Series
2. Methane Emissions Reduction
3. Digital Oilfield
The Cleaner Hydrocarbon Production program is open to academic researchers, innovators, small and medium sized enterprises, large companies and consortia who are seeking funding, expertise and/or sector leadership to advance technology for commercialization.

Sector:
  • Other

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 2020, the next call for grant application will take place in 2021. Please see website for more information.

Sector:

Creative Distruction 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.

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

Dairy Innovation Program

Canadian Dairy Commission

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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 :15000

Application Deadline:
31-Mar-2021

Hire a digital technology intern for 6-12 months in a full-time position, and CICan will contribute up to 50% of the intern’s salary, to a maximum of $15,000. Additionally, up to $3,000 of the subsidy can be used for intern training during the internship.

Don’t wait! A recent grad will bring new talent to your team, and you will allow them to gain meaningful work experience and the digital skills needed for the jobs of the future.

Funded by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.
All subsidies from our current funding cycle for our Digital Tech Internships have been fully allocated. We hope to renew the program in the spring 2020

Funding amounts increased as a COVID-19 Support Measure. Submit your internship application today to receive funding for this year’s program. Available positions cannot exceed 6 months and must end by March 31st, 2021.

Sector:

Direct Lending

Export Development Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Get financing to sell into markets outside of Canada. You may apply for a secured loan for your international expansion plans or for your foreign affiliate. A direct loan can support: Financing of equipment or facilities; Establishment or expansion of a foreign affiliate. EDC lending support is priced based on the level of risk and the market involved. Other conditions apply.

Sector:

Eco Canada Employment Programs

Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Forging The Next Generation Of Environmental Practitioners

For over 20 years we have been connecting environmental employers and skilled junior talent through employment programs that offer wage subsidies to drive valuable on-the-job work experience and essential skills training.

These programs are very rewarding and lead to amazing advantages including:

  • The ability to stand out in a competitive job market
  • Gaining meaningful work experience and career longevity
  • Building a personal network of professional peers
  • Learn valuable technical and essential soft skills to increase employability
  • The chance to discover new roles and start your career more quickly

Plus, if you are an employer you get to tap into a new talent pool while putting dollars back into your budget!

Programs:

  1. Coop Student Placement
  2. Youth Employment in Natural Resources
  3. Science Horizons Youth Internship Program
  4. Digital Skills for Youth

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.

Sector:
  • Other

EDC Buyer Financing

Export Development Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

EDC can help give your business a competitive advantage by providing your international buyers with flexible payment options. EDC provides financing options to your international customers as well as protecting you from the risk of non-payment. How it works: you provide EDC with your export contract and credit information on your foreign buyer. Once approved, EDC issues a loan agreement to your buyer. EDC collects payment from the buyer, administers loans and makes the payment to you.

Sector:

Elevate

Mitacs

Value:
Min :30000 - Max :60000

Application Deadline:

Mitacs Elevate supports two-year collaborative research projects between top-ranked postdoctoral fellows and partner organizations. Companies benefit from fellows’ expertise and increase their in-house R&D management capacity, and projects encourage knowledge transfer between universities and organizations. Mitacs supplements partner contributions and provides customized professional skills training to fellows. The program is open to businesses and not-for-profit organizations in all sectors.

Spring 2020 call for proposals is now closed.  Please visit our website for more information

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

Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change – Group

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
31-Mar-2020

The purpose of the Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change – Group program is to support extension delivery, carry out applied research, and strategically manage data (through producer groups and agricultural organizations) that improve producer understanding of key environmental practices that, when implemented, can increase market access for the producer.

This program aims to benefit Alberta’s agriculture industry by funding organizations, associations, and other groups to deliver extension, carry out applied research, and strategically manage data.

This program is now temporarily suspended and is not accepting applications until further funding is available. Groups that are interested in applying to this program are still encouraged to discuss potential project ideas for eligibility with the Coordinator.

Please check website for more information.

Sector:
  • Food-Agriculture

EO Global Student Entrepeneur Awards

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.

The 2020-2021 GSEA competition season is now open!

Please check our website for competition dates in your area.

Sector:
  • Other

ERA Food, Farming and Forestry Challenge

Emissions Reduction Alberta

Value:
Min :0 - Max :5000000

Application Deadline:
27-Aug-2020

Emissions Reduction Alberta’s new $40 million Food, Farming, and Forestry Challenge is now accepting applications. This funding opportunity will accelerate innovation in support of long-term competitiveness and stimulate growth in the critically important agriculture, agri-food, fibre, and forestry sectors. It provides near-term capital to innovators in these critical Alberta industries, while also identifying opportunities and solutions for longer term economic recovery, investment attraction, job creation, and emissions reduction.

ERA will fund up to $5 million per project and up to 50 per cent of total project costs. ERA may consider reducing this requirement for projects where strong justification is provided. Funding is being sourced from the carbon price paid by Large Final Emitters (LFE’s) in Alberta through Alberta’s Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) fund. Proponents must match ERA’s investment with private funds.

Sector:
  • Other

Export Guarantee Program

Export Development Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Learn about your bonding and guarantee options when exporting your goods. Posting bonds and guarantees is a necessary part of exporting that can tie up your cash flow. Export Development Canada EDC has a range of bonding and guarantee solutions, offered in partnership with financial institutions, which can help you to free up the working capital you need. Account Performance Security Guarantee Foreign Exchange Facility Guarantee Surety Bond Insurance Performance Security Insurance

Sector:

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:

You could access flexible financing options for your farming, agri-food or agribusiness operation. Do you need financing to start, run, grow, or transfer an agri-food or agribusiness operation? Farm Credit Canada offers a large range of loans with unique terms that can help you: Purchase or improve land, buildings or equipment; Buy crop inputs or livestock; Make environmental improvements; Transfer your business to a new operators; Eligible producers or business owners are Canadian citizens of legal age.

Sector:

Farm Water Supply Program

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
31-Mar-2023

The Farm Water Supply Program shares costs relating to enhancements of a producer’s on-farm water supply management, arising from a Long-Term Water Management Plan (LTWMP). These eligible costs are offered through Standard and Special Incentive projects described in detail in the Farm Water Supply Program Funding List.

This program will:

  • support producers to improve their water supply security and more effectively and efficiently manage their on-farm water resources
  • support producers to protect their water resources through beneficial management practices; and
  • provide technical assistance to producers to complete an assessment for the management of their water resources (e.g., Long-Term Water Management Plan).

Producers, corporations and not-for-profit organizations with an active agricultural business in Alberta and a minimum of $10,000 of farm commodity production income are eligible.

The Farm Water Supply Program is not an emergency program.  Please refer to the website for program status.

Sector:
  • Food-Agriculture

Foreign Exchange Facility Guarantee

Export Development Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

You could increase your working capital by encouraging your financial institution to forego demands for collateral on foreign exchange contracts. With this guarantee in place, you could free up some of your working capital and avoid having to provide collateral when purchasing foreign exchange contracts. Your financial institution is protected against currency risks, leaving you with access to more cash.

Sector:

Foresight Challenge

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?

Foresight’s Challenge programs are used by Canada’s leading organizations to solve critical business problems and drive innovation in cleantech. They not only help you find and assess potential solutions (solutions you may not even have known existed), they’ll also help you de-risk the investment, shorten the time to commercialization and implementation, and get everyone on board and excited about the possibilities.

From waste heat recovery in the oil and gas industry to nutrient recovery on the farm, our Challenge programs have provided valuable answers and solved 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 :5000 - 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.

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.

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 engaged in full-time research at Alberta’s universities in the platform areas of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Nanotechnology, and Omics. Our Health sector also offers graduate student scholarships more specific to health — see link to the left on this webpage. Please note that only one scholarship from Alberta Innovates is available to successful applicants at any one time.

This funding combines with other programs to create the vibrant and progressive environment Alberta needs to achieve its goals in the areas of environment, energy, food and fibre and health research. As an outcome of these efforts, Alberta is assured the availability of the high-quality graduate student and post-doctoral fellow talent required for Campus Alberta institutions and the multi-disciplinary research teams comprising the Alberta Innovates Centres for Research and Innovation.

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:

Health Training and Early Career Development Streams

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The health sector is a major contributor to well-being and economic prosperity. With an emphasis on advancing scientific knowledge and translating it into more effective treatments, services, and solutions, health sector performance is dependent on highly skilled people.

To enhance the recruitment, development and retention of the province’s next generation of research and innovation leaders, we have a portfolio of Training and Early Career Development programs.

Funding Opportunities:

  1. SPOR Graduate Studentships
  2. Graduate Studentships in Health Innovation
  3. Postgraduate Fellowships in Health Innovation

Sector:
  • Other

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

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 $250,000 to start or grow your business, whether you operate on or off reserve.

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.

Sector:
  • 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

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.

Sector:
  • Other

Innovation Relief and Recovery Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :10000

Application Deadline:
02-Nov-2020

The Innovation Relief and Recovery Program is designed to provide COVID relief and recovery funding for pre- and post-revenue high potential, high growth, technology or knowledge-based Alberta small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The purpose of the program is quick access to funds for activities that will help maintain jobs and continue to grow our Alberta innovation and technology sector.

This program is designed for pre- and post-revenue high potential, high growth, technology or knowledge-based Alberta SMEs.

The program is not designed for entrepreneurs who are in the ideation or conceptualizing stage of company or technology development. Please visit the Regional Innovation Network in your area for any available training programs.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • Other

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:

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.

Sector:
  • Other

Matching Investment Fund

Canadian Dairy Commission

Value:
Min :10000 - Max :150000

Application Deadline:

If you produce milk products or manufacture processed goods made with milk, you could get funding to create new or improved products. You could get up to $150,000 to create new or improved products made from milk. Up to $25,000 can be used for consultation services, while remaining funds must be applied towards product development. To qualify, you need to: Make foods, drinks or other products using milk; Provide 50% of the costs; Create a product that increases the use of milk. Small businesses (fewer than 25 employees) are eligible for a reimbursement of up to 100% of eligible costs for the first $10,000 spent on a project. Other conditions 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

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.

Sector:
  • 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.

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

Mitacs Globalink

Mitacs

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
23-Sep-2020

Mitacs supports bilateral research collaborations between interns, universities, and industry partners, both in Canada and around the world. Interns at Canadian universities can undertake projects in any country. Globalink offers travel funding between Canada and several international partners.

Globalink Research Internship:  The call for student applications for the summer of 2021 is now open.   Apply by September 23, 2020!

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 provides $6,000 for senior undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in Canada to conduct 12–24-week research projects at universities overseas.

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.

The program supports travel and research from Canada to universities in the several countries and regions.  Please visit our website for the full list.

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

Natural Gas Innovation Fund

Canada Gas Association

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Natural Gas Innovation Fund™ (NGIF) was created by the Canadian Gas Association (CGA) to support the funding of cleantech innovation in the natural gas value chain. It seeks to fill a technology development gap in the sector and invest in innovation enabling natural gas solutions for current and emerging challenges facing Canada’s energy system.

Please visit our website for more information

Sector:

Natural Resources Internships

Career-Launcher Internships

Value:
Min : - Max :15000

Application Deadline:
01-Mar-2021

Employers can hire an intern for 6-12 months in a green full-time job within a natural resource sector, and Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) will contribute up to 50% of the intern’s salary, to a maximum of $15,000.

Natural resource sectors – such as the mining, materials, energy and forestry sectors – pertain to the management and production of renewable and non-renewable natural resources.

Sector:

New Canadian Entrepreneur Loan

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min :25000 - Max :50000

Application Deadline:

Access up to $50,000* to start your company now

With your new life in Canada, starting a business that you can call your own is an exciting prospect. But as a newcomer here with little or no credit history, where do you find the money to get your company off the ground? With a minimal personal investment in your business, BDC can provide the financing you need to launch your company and create your own success story.

Sector:
  • Other

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.

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 Demonstration Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min :100001 - Max :300000

Application Deadline:

Alberta’s high potential, high growth, technology and knowledge-based small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) may be eligible for up to $300,000 in funding over a maximum two-year term to fund product demonstration with a potential customer or alliances that has indicated a reasonable intent to purchase or distribute based on successful completion of the product demonstration.

Each project must have a minimum of one strategic alliance or host for a demonstration to facilitate prototype field testing, and/or provide the Applicant access to supply and sales channels and provide the Applicant access to potential customers. The funding is paid to the applicant named in the application.

Please note: the applicant and/or project partner must contribute a minimum of 50 percent of the project costs. This can include cash and/or in-kind resources.

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:

Programming

District Ventures Accelerator

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Twice a year we open our doors to innovative Canadian companies in the food and beverage, and health and wellness industries. Our program provides extensive expertise for entrepreneurs to learn how to grow and scale their businesses. As a not-for-profit organization, we create an ecosystem of likeminded individuals and industry leaders who are providing coaching, mentorship and ongoing support to our cohort members, as a way to give back to the community. Our vision is to support Canadian economic growth by helping unique and innovative companies reach their fullest potential, locally and globally.

The founders take part in a 5-month accelerator program designed to rapidly increase valuation through sales, distribution, marketing support and much more. The accelerator also provides members with access to blue chip service providers who deliver workshops in all areas of business development.

Although we encourage each company to spend as much time as possible in our space in Calgary, where it is not feasible, we require each company to spend a minimum of five programming weeks, plus Demo Day week, in the accelerator.

At the end of the program, founders will pitch their companies at Demo Day, where they will be introduced to investors to attract the next round of funding. There is also a possibility of receiving investment from the District Ventures Capital.

Visit our website for our areas of expertise.

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Public Agriculture Literacy Program

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
31-Mar-2023

This program supports initiatives that build industry communication capacity to increase public and consumers’ awareness and understanding of agriculture and the food production system.

The following activities related to public agriculture literacy may be eligible for funding:

  • planning, organizing and hosting agriculture literacy awareness summits, workshops and conferences;
  • recruitment and training of agriculture industry spokesperson;
  • development of resources such as videos, website, educational materials, displays, publication and other awareness and educational resources;
  • development and implementation of strategic communication campaigns; and
  • benchmarking studies or needs assessments.

Please refer to website for program status.

Sector:
  • Food-Agriculture

Regional Innovation Ecosystems

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.

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Renewable and Alternative Energy

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Renewable and Alternative Energy Program supports invests in renewable and low-carbon electricity while maintaining a reliable and affordable grid system.

The program includes three sub-programs designed to ensure Alberta’s future electricity system is safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable.

  • Grid Modernization includes the Alberta Smart Grid Consortium initiatives and energy storage opportunities.
  • Low Carbon Electricity focuses on innovative clean technologies to support the transition to and use of renewables in Alberta.
  • Low-Emitting Alternative Generation focuses on new types of generation and decentralized opportunities to diversify Alberta’s electricity system.

Sector:
  • Other

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:

Small Business Loan and Business Advisory

Apeetogosan (Metis) Development Inc.

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Are you an established or budding entrepreneur seeking financing and business support services? If so, learn about direct business financing, equity investments, and business services. As an established or budding entrepreneur seeking financing and business support, you may qualify for funding, as well as business advisory services, to help you start or buy a business, or to grow the one you already have. To apply, you need to: Be Metis, Inuit, Status or Non-Status Indian; Be a resident of Alberta for at least six months; Be at least 18 years of age; Have a minimum 10% cash equity of the total cost of the project.

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Start-up Financing

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :250000

Application Deadline:

Benefit from a complete solution and BDC’s extensive experience in start-up financing.
One of the biggest challenges for small businesses is getting adequate financing. That’s why BDC’s start-up financing is designed to provide a complete solution to help entrepreneurs achieve their goals.

For a new business in the start-up phase or first 12 months of sales, we can provide funds to invest in:

Working capital to supplement an existing line of credit
Fixed assets
Fund marketing and start-up fees
A franchise purchase
Advisory services

Sector:
  • Other

Strategic Networking and Development Grants

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Conferences, workshops and competitions help advance research and development goals and are an important part of building upon ideas.

Alberta Innovates values and supports such events as a means of building awareness of our programs and for attracting and recruiting graduate students and researchers.

The Strategic Networking and Development Award makes funding available to Alberta-based universities and research institutions for these purposes.

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.

Your great new idea for a business expansion or a new product line could be eligible for Sustainable Development  Technology Canada (SDTC) funding if you have:

  • A Canadian company with a defined project
  • A strong end-user value proposition
  • The potential to attract a consortia partner to validate the market need and
  • Demonstrated environmental and economic benefits for Canadians

Visit our website for more information.

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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.

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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.

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

Transition Financing

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

If you are retiring or selling your business, you could get a loan to help with the costs of the transition. Are you retiring or ready to sell your business? Whether you are transferring your business to a family member or moving on to other ventures, you could get a loan to help with the costs of the transition. Financing may be available to: Transfer your business to family members Sell your business to your managers or employees Sell your business to an outside buyer Other conditions apply.

Sector:
  • Other

Voucher Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min :10001 - Max :100000

Application Deadline:

The Voucher is designed to support technologies in the mid-to-late developmental stages but may include some early developmental stages. The Voucher is intended to fund Alberta SMEs to work in collaboration with up to three (3) Service or Product Providers to advance the technology closer to commercialization.

Sector:
  • Other

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.

Sector:
  • Other

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.

Sector:
  • Other

Women Founders Fund

Startup Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Startup Canada has partnered with Evolocity Financial Group to invest in women-led companies in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) through the Startup Canada Women Founders Fund, providing micro-grants to women entrepreneurs and women-led companies in Canada to help them start and grow their businesses while accelerating gender parity and further unleash the economic potential of women. Follow us to learn new annual timelines.

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

Women in Technology Venture Fund

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The BDC Capital Women in Technology (WIT) Fund is one of the world’s largest venture capital funds dedicated to investing in women-led technology companies. Women are under-represented and under-funded in technology and investment companies. BDC wants to change that. We will invest $200 million over the next five years to help bridge this gap.

Sector:
  • Other

Working capital term loan

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Access the extra funds you need

When you don’t want to jeopardize cash flow, a working capital loan can be just the solution you need when you want to:

Boost inventory to meet demand
Take advantage of suppliers’ discounts
Complement your line of credit

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