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Many organizations can help your business become more innovative. They offer a variety of services and programs such as consulting, scientific research assistance, and networking.

  • BDC Consulting

    Find out how BDC's customized consulting services can help your business at all stages of development.

  • BDC technology consulting services

    Maximize your technology investments with BDC’s consulting services.

  • Build in Canada Innovation Program

    Test your late stage innovative goods and services by selling to the federal government.

  • Canadian Technology Accelerators

    Your technology start-up could gain access to unique resources and contacts that can help your international growth.

  • Pre-Qualified Innovations

    Learn about the process when submitting your proposal for the Build in Canada Innovation Program.

  • Canadian Innovation Centre

    Access research, training and consulting services to help you turn your idea into a product or service that is ready to be put on the market.

  • Apparel Innovation Centre

    If you want to create innovative apparel, you can access product development services, advanced R&D equipment, and technologies at this centre.

  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office

    If you want to protect your invention or creative work, this organization will provide you with what you need to protect your intellectual property rights.

  • Dairy Innovation Program

    You may be able to get a milk quota to develop and produce new and innovative dairy products.

  • Food Research and Development Centre

    Get help meeting your needs in food processing, small-scale testing, research and information analysis.

  • Concierge service

    Find information and guidance to access programs and other resources to help with your business innovation.

  • NRC research facilities

    Test and improve your innovative products and technologies by reserving time in these research facilities and with industry experts.

  • Open Government

    Do you need information to help with business planning and innovation? Access Government of Canada data that can be freely used, re-used and redistributed by anyone.

  • MaRS

    Access business skills resources, networking opportunities and capital for your science or technology business, or social enterprise.

  • Western Research Parks

    Get help developing and commercializing your innovative product or service by partnering with the University of Western Ontario's Research Parks.

  • Social Innovation Generation

    If you are an innovative social entrepreneur, you may get support through a variety of initiatives for ventures that have a social and/or environmental impact.


    This R&D network can help you access technology, expertise, and markets in Europe and beyond.

  • Digital Adoption Compass

    Gain the necessary knowledge to adopt digital technologies. Expand your scale and scope by finding new partnerships and exploring new approaches.

  • Invest-Tech

    If you have a technology business with high-growth potential, you may be able to obtain financing from this program's investment network.

  • Alberta Innovates

    You could get support for the research and innovation-based activities of your business from the Government of Alberta.

  • Alberta Product Commercialization Centres

    If you are developing a new product, get the equipment, test facilities, lab and other services to bring your idea to market faster.

  • Alberta Small Business Service Provider Directory

    Use this directory to find organizations, funding, programs, and services to help with your business success.

  • Connectica

    Use this self-service tool to find funding, programs, services and more to help with your business innovation.

  • Innovate Calgary

    Access programs, services, and other resources to help start and grow your innovative technology-focused business.

  • Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative

    Your Western business could get financial assistance to bring innovative products, processes and services to market.

  • GO Productivity

    Find out about the latest in productivity improvement tools, benchmarking, resources, events and services.

  • TEC Edmonton

    Bring your new technology-based products, services or processes to market with specialized guidance, business services, physical space, and more.

  • Startup Edmonton

    As an owner of a business startup you can become involved with events, mentorship, workspace, and accelerators designed to amplify creative innovation.

  • Centre for Research & Innovation

    See how the Centre can help you connect with scientists, researchers, investors and mentors in the Peace and Yellowhead regions of Alberta.

British ColumbiaManitobaNew Brunswick
  • New Brunswick Innovation Foundation

    Find out how this independent corporation could help you get the research funding or venture capital you need to develop your innovative idea.

Northwest TerritoriesNova Scotia
  • Canadian Institute of Fisheries Technology

    Access research and development services on a cost recovery basis to develop advanced technologies relating to seafood.

  • Innovacorp

    Get the capital and guidance you need to take your emerging technology business to the next level.

  • Perennia

    If you are in the agri-food or bio-economy business, this single point of contact can address your production, food safety, incubation and development needs.

OntarioPrince Edward Island
  • Atlantic Technology Centre

    If you have an information technology or new media company in Prince Edward Island, you can access office space with advanced communications and connectivity.

  • Energy efficiency

    Find answers to your questions regarding energy efficiency pertaining to housing, transportation, and new technologies.

  • Best business practices (in French only)

    Improve your knowledge of business practices with custom-made practical courses, workshops and seminars offered by this program.

  • Centre d'entreprises et d'innovation de Montréal

    Get specialized advice to start up and develop your information technology, industrial technology, multimedia or life sciences business.

  • Centre de développement du porc du Québec inc.

    Find out about programs and services related to genetics, health, herds analysis and evaluation of commercial pigs.

  • Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec

    Benefit from the help of experts to certify a product, test a concept, verify a manufacturing procedure or implement a business intelligence service.

  • Programme PME 2.0

    Do you want to accelerate the integration and use of ICT in your Quebec business? Benefit from tailored paths and advisory services to help you do so.

  • Quebec Institute of Graphic Communications

    You could get training, a tax credit, or counselling by specialists from this centre of innovation and expertise in graphic communications in Quebec.

  • Quebec research, liaison and transfer centres (in French only)

    Get liaison officers to help you enter into strategic alliances with Quebec universities and finance your research and development projects.

  • Réseau Trans-tech

    Get support in your innovation process with technical help, technological development, information and training supplied by a network of experts.

  • PerforME

    Accelerate your export or innovation projects with the help of strategic consulting support and streamlined access to the capital you need.

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