Need some government financial assistance to sponsor your marketing lead generation activities? The good news is that there is help available. Here’s some useful information to help you get started. See below few of the governmental organizations that have sponsored in the past the commercialization plan of our clients:
- CanExport Program (Government of Canada) – up to $75,000 in CanExport SMEs funding to cover up to 75% of your international market development activities for Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), where your company has no or minimal business. Canadian national trade organizations may access up to $400,000 in annual funding to cover up to 75% of the cost for new or expanded international business development activities.
- Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI) – The government of Canada through Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) supports business scale-up, regional innovation ecosystems, an initiative for infrastructure development, women entrepreneurship strategy and young innovative start-ups in Quebec.
Programme innovation (Investissement Québec & Québec Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation) – assisting companies, especially SMEs, in carrying out their innovation projects and commercializing their innovations. The program can cover up to 50% of eligible commercialization costs (up to $2 million), ensuring you have the cash to carry out your innovation projects while continuing to pursue your current operations.
Fonds Commercialisation des innovations (PME MTL) – This investment fund provides Montreal businesses with access to loans and subsidies designed to support the commercialization of innovations. They offer subsidy of up to a maximum amount of $25,000. The subsidy must not exceed 25% of the total cost of the project or a loan of up to $150,000 on a variable term basis with a competitive interest rate.
Financial support for technology innovation (National Research Council Canada) – For Canadian technology SMEs that pursue growth and profit by developing and commercializing innovative, technology-driven new or improved products, services or processes.
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The above programs are just a few of the programs available for companies or organizations in Canada. If you are looking for government financial assistance for small business (grant or a loan), please do not hesitate to contact us and tell us your commercialization goals, so that we can consult you which program would be best fit for your marketing challenge.
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