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.

Canada

  • 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.
  • BDC Advisory services
    Find out how BDC's customized advisory services can help your business.
  • BDC technology advisory services
    Maximize your technology investments with BDC's advisory services.
  • Build in Canada Innovation Program
    Test your late stage innovative goods and services by selling to the federal government.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Canadian Technology Accelerators
    You could gain access to unique resources that can help your technology start-up grow internationally.
  • Dairy Innovation Program
    You may be able to get a milk quota to develop and produce new and innovative dairy products.
  • Digital Adoption Compass
    Gain the necessary knowledge to adopt digital technologies. Expand your scale and scope by finding new partnerships and exploring new approaches.
  • EUREKA
    This R&D network can help you access technology, expertise, and markets in Europe and beyond.
  • Saint-Hyacinthe Research and Development Centre (for food)
    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.
  • 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.
  • Pre-Qualified Innovations
    Learn about the process when submitting your proposal for the Build in Canada Innovation Program.
  • 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.
  • Western Research Parks
    Get help developing and commercializing your innovative product or service by partnering with the University of Western Ontario's Research Parks.

Alberta

  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Connectica
    Only Applies to : Alberta
    Use this self-service tool to find funding, programs, services and more to help with your business innovation.
  • Innovate Calgary
    Only Applies to : Alberta
    Access programs, services, and other resources to help start and grow your innovative technology-focused business.
  • Regional Economic Growth through Innovation — WD
    Only Applies to : Alberta British Columbia Manitoba Saskatchewan
    Your Western Canada organization can get financing and other support to accelerate growth, or to nurture inclusive regional ecosystems.
  • 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.

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.
  • Regional Economic Growth through Innovation — WD
    Only Applies to : Alberta British Columbia Manitoba Saskatchewan
    Your Western Canada organization can get financing and other support to accelerate growth, or to nurture inclusive regional ecosystems.

Manitoba

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.
  • Regional Economic Growth through Innovation — ACOA
    Only Applies to : New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island
    Your Atlantic Canada organization can get financing and other support to accelerate growth, or to nurture inclusive regional ecosystems.

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Regional Economic Growth through Innovation — ACOA
    Only Applies to : New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island
    Your Atlantic Canada organization can get financing and other support to accelerate growth, or to nurture inclusive regional ecosystems.

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia

  • Institute of CIFT
    Only Applies to : Nova Scotia
    Access research and development services on a cost recovery basis to develop your advanced food technology.
  • Innovacorp
    Only Applies to : Nova Scotia
    Get the capital and guidance you need to take your emerging technology business to the next level.
  • Regional Economic Growth through Innovation — ACOA
    Only Applies to : New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island
    Your Atlantic Canada organization can get financing and other support to accelerate growth, or to nurture inclusive regional ecosystems.

Nunavut

  • 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.
  • 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.

Ontario

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.
  • Regional Economic Growth through Innovation — ACOA
    Only Applies to : New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island
    Your Atlantic Canada organization can get financing and other support to accelerate growth, or to nurture inclusive regional ecosystems.

Quebec

  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Energy efficiency
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    Find answers to your questions regarding energy efficiency pertaining to housing, transportation, and new technologies.
  • 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)
  • Regional Economic Growth through Innovation — CED
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    Your Quebec organization can get financing and other support to accelerate growth, or to nurture inclusive regional ecosystems.
  • 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.

Saskatchewan

Yukon

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