Innovation resources

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.


  • Build in Canada Innovation Program
    Test your late stage innovative goods and services by selling to the federal government.
  • Western Research Parks
    Get help developing and commercializing your innovative product or service by partnering with the University of Western Ontario's Research Parks.
  • BDC Advisory services
    Find out how BDC's customized advisory services can help your business.
  • Dairy Innovation Program
    You may be able to get a milk quota to develop and produce new and innovative dairy products.
  • 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.
  • Food Research and Development Centre
    Get help meeting your needs in food processing, small-scale testing, research and information analysis.
  • GO Productivity
    Find out about the latest in productivity improvement tools, benchmarking, resources, events and services.
  • MaRS
    Access business skills resources, networking opportunities and capital for your science or technology business, or social enterprise.
  • Canadian Technology Accelerators
    You could gain access to unique resources that can help your technology start-up grow internationally.
  • Pre-Qualified Innovations
    Learn about the process when submitting your proposal for the Build in Canada Innovation Program.
  • NRC research facilities
    Test and improve your innovative products and technologies by reserving time in these research facilities and with industry experts.
  • Concierge service
    Find information and guidance to access programs and other resources to help with your business innovation.
    This R&D network can help you access technology, expertise, and markets in Europe and beyond.
  • 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.
  • BDC technology advisory services
    Maximize your technology investments with BDC's advisory services.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Digital Adoption Compass
    Gain the necessary knowledge to adopt digital technologies. Expand your scale and scope by finding new partnerships and exploring new approaches.


  • Alberta Product Commercialization Centres
    Only Applies to : Alberta
    If you are developing a new product, get the equipment, test facilities, lab and other services to bring your idea to market faster.
  • Alberta Innovates
    Only Applies to : Alberta
    You could get support for the research and innovation-based activities of your business from the Government of Alberta.
  • Startup Edmonton
    Only Applies to : Alberta
    As an owner of a business startup you can become involved with events, mentorship, workspace, and accelerators designed to amplify creative innovation.
  • Innovate Calgary
    Only Applies to : Alberta
    Access programs, services, and other resources to help start and grow your innovative technology-focused business.
  • Connectica
    Only Applies to : Alberta
    Use this self-service tool to find funding, programs, services and more to help with your business innovation.
  • Alberta Small Business Service Provider Directory
    Only Applies to : Alberta
    Use this directory to find organizations, funding, programs, and services to help with your business success.

British Columbia

  • BC Venture Acceleration Program
    Only Applies to : British Columbia
    If you are starting out as an entrepreneur in the BC technology sector, this program can help.


New Brunswick

  • New Brunswick Innovation Foundation
    Only Applies to : New Brunswick
    Find out how this independent corporation could help you get the research funding or venture capital you need to develop your innovative idea.

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia

  • Innovacorp
    Only Applies to : Nova Scotia
    Get the capital and guidance you need to take your emerging technology business to the next level.
  • Institute of CIFT
    Only Applies to : Nova Scotia
    Access research and development services on a cost recovery basis to develop your advanced food technology.


  • Strategic Investments Program
    Only Applies to : Nunavut
    You could get funding to start or grow a business, or to help build Nunavut's economy if you run a not-for-profit corporation or society.
  • Small Business Support Program
    Only Applies to : Nunavut
    If you are a Nunavut resident, you can get financial support to help start, run, and expand a small business or community organization.


  • TechConnex
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    Find help to grow your technology business and connect with other technology leaders in the Greater Toronto Area.
  • Waterloo Commercialization Office
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    Find innovative opportunities and funding to help get your product or service to market.
  • Industry-Academic Collaboration Programs
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    Learn about financing and support that may help you develop and commercialize innovative techniques, products and services in Ontario.
  • BLOOM Centre for Sustainability
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    Access services that may help your business commercialize sustainable energy and clean technologies.
  • Regional Innovation Centres — RICs (Ontario)
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    Get help to develop and sell your innovative product or service.
  • Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    Find help to start or grow a technology business in Sault Ste. Marie or the Algoma District.
  • Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    Take advantage of programs and services to establish or expand your business in Northwestern Ontario.
  • ventureLAB
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    If you are an innovative tech entrepreneur in the York Region or the GTA looking to scale up, get help to grow your business.
  • WaterlooEDC Incentives and Resources
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    Find out about business support programs and incentives available for businesses based in the Waterloo region.

Prince Edward Island

  • Atlantic Technology Centre
    Only Applies to : Prince Edward Island
    If you have an information technology or new media company in Prince Edward Island, you can access office space with advanced communications and connectivity.


  • Bureaux de liaison entreprises-universités
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    Get liaison officers to help you enter into strategic alliances with Quebec universities and finance your research and development projects.(in French only)
  • Energy efficiency
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    Find answers to your questions regarding energy efficiency pertaining to housing, transportation, and new technologies.
  • Centre de développement du porc du Québec inc.
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    Find out about programs and services related to genetics, health, herds analysis and evaluation of commercial pigs.
  • Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    Benefit from the help of experts to certify a product, test a concept, verify a manufacturing procedure or implement a business intelligence service.
  • Best business practices
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    Improve your knowledge of business practices with custom-made practical courses, workshops and seminars offered by this program. (in French only)
  • Réseau Trans-tech
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    Get support in your innovation process with technical help, technological development, information and training supplied by a network of experts.



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