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Many entrepreneurs have heard of the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) but never really taken much thought into how beneficial it for startups to thrive. OCE was started in 1987 with seven independent centres which, come 2004 amalgamated into what OCE is today. “OCE’s mission...

FedDev has played a critical role in the development of startups from ideas to commercialization. Since its inception in August 2009, the agency has invested $1.6 billion into company initiatives while leveraging $2.6 billion in other funding supports such as investors, international partners etc. FedDev...

It's 1 p.m. on a busy Wednesday afternoon, your company is pumping on all cylinders and ready to launch your next great feature.  Next you receive an unexpected call on your phone, caller ID reads, Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA).  A notification like this can be...

One of the premier government granting programs, NRC-IRAP helps provide small-to-medium size enterprises (SMEs) with funding directed towards supporting their innovation enhancements. Specifically the IRAP program seeks to advance Canadian business growth through funding new product development,process improvements set to enhance existing systems, or even...

The recent Paris Climate deal and Three Amigos Summit clean power deal, showcases the world's governments are serious about climate change. It proves these governments are willing to invest heavily in clean technology to curb their emissions. The Liberal federal government is no exception, the...