Here is a fund for small businesses that seek to contribute to Canada’s green technology targeting Oil and Gas Industries. The Energy Innovation Program (EIP) was created to support development of cleaner oil and gas technologies to utilize Canada’s hydrocarbon resources in more sustainable ways.
Good news! Alberta has rolled out another program designed to support small Canadian companies specializing in technological innovation. The Alberta Small Business Innovation and Research Initiative (ASBIRI) is a program that matches the innovation ability of small- and medium-sized businesses with challenges presented by end-users.
This post will be about another cleantech initiative: The Sustainable Development Technology Canada Joint Funds With the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) and Alberta Innovates Energy and Environment Solutions (AI-EES). (Sounds really scary, does not it? Don’t worry, below this cleantech initiative will be explained in plain language.)
Today, I will talk about the myths of grant application submission. Some time ago I published the first part of it – here it is – and in today’s blog I will go a bit more in depth and cover the 5 most common myths that I debunk on a daily basis when speaking to clients and prospective clients.
If you didn’t already know, natural gas is a big deal in Canada. It plays a crucial role in Canada’s energy mix, meeting 30% of the country’s energy needs.
Breaking news for small to medium green technology companies in Canada! The Government of Canada and Government of Alberta have started a joint initiative between Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and The Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) – SD Tech Fund.
Let’s be honest, grant writing is worse than a root-canal. This is the typical process:
In the last week before the deadline, you sit down and start reading the grant application. After a couple of minutes, feeling extremely overwhelmed, you tend to procrastinate get busy with other “more important” things.
The Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit (ATTC) has been around and available to small businesses and start-ups in Ontario for a while. However, at the time of the 2015 Ontario Budget the ATTC underwent changes to its reimbursement structure. Though some of the percentages of reimbursement to businesses with apprentices have changed, the ATTC remains a critical financial support and one a small business owner should know about.
I am sure this will not come as a surprise that what you say in a grant proposal is important, but have you ever considered the importance of how you say it? In this article I will demonstrate 3 key things NOT to say if you want your proposal to be successful at securing funding.
Good news came for would-be Canadian exporters on January 5, 2016 when the Government of Canada announced its new CanExport program. This 5-year, $50-million program is intended to bolster the competitiveness of small and medium-sized Canadian companies on the world stage by providing direct financial assistance to businesses seeking new markets and exporting opportunities.