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BioTalent Canada | Hiring Subsidy
The program’s wage subsidies help knock down that cost barrier, by covering the cost of a student’s salary by 75% up to a maximum of $7,500. The program enables you to bring on an eager-to-learn student for a special project – and at the end of the placement end up with a skilled candidate already oriented to your company who could meet your future recruiting needs.
ITAC: Career Ready Program | Hiring Subsidy
Students are an ideal source of people-power for short-term projects. Employing work term students is an effective recruiting tool, and supports the development of skills in the next generation of Canada’s workforce. An eligible employer must be willing to employ a student in a tech-immersive role. Tech and non-tech focused organizations are encouraged to apply.
MITACS: Business Strategy Internships
In partnership with participating Canadian post-secondary institutions, Mitacs is launching a new initiative to support Canadian businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Companies and NFPs will receive the support of undergraduate and graduate students to undertake a four-month project to help the company with its business operations as the economic recovery begins.
BDC Capital IP Financing | IP Development
BDC Capital has created a new intellectual property (IP) development financing envelope to support IP rich companies in Canada. This $160M envelope is the first of its kind in Canada providing customized, patient capital that recognizes the strength and value of a company’s IP strategy and portfolio—a core asset that must be recognized, protected and valued.
COVID 19 Collaboration Platform
OCE is identifying the innovative technologies, SMEs and experts from across the province to help fill the current product and service gaps related to COVID-19. If you have a piece of the puzzle – whether it is an asset, a technology or a product – and are looking for collaborators to assist your efforts, we want to hear from you.
5G Demonstration Program
The ENCQOR 5G Demonstration Program supports standalone small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) projects and SME collaborations with industry partners and/or public sector organizations such as municipalities, healthcare facilities, public utilities for testing and validation activities using the ENCQOR 5G Innovation Platform as a Service (iPaaS) testbed in order to develop or advance new technologies, products, processes and services.
5G SME Technology Development Program
The ENCQOR 5G SME Technology Development Program (5G SDP) partners Ontario-based small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with ENCQOR 5G Anchor Firms on 5G technology development projects. Areas of technology interest are defined in Challenge Statements submitted to OCE by the ENCQOR 5G Anchor Firms and posted to the OCE website on a rolling basis.
AV R&D Partnership Fund, Stream 1
The AV R&D Partnership Fund, Stream 1 supports projects related to the development and demonstration of technologies in the automotive and mobility sector, such as connected and autonomous vehicle (C/AV) technology.
AV R&D Partnership Fund, Stream 2
The AV R&D Partnership Fund, Stream 2 supports projects related to the development and demonstration of technologies in the automotive and mobility sector, such as connected and autonomous vehicles (C/AV).
Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF)
The Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) supports large-scale, transformative and collaborative projects that help position Canada to prosper in the global knowledge-based economy. SIF projects promote the long-term competitiveness of Canadian industries, clean growth, and the advancement of Canada's strategic technological advantage.
Funding that helps your company grow into global markets
Apply online for up to $75,000 in CanExport SMEs funding to cover up to 75% of your international market development activities. Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) may choose up to (5) export markets to target, where your company has no or minimal business.
Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Incentive Program
The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program uses tax incentives to encourage Canadian businesses of all sizes and in all sectors to conduct research and development (R&D) in Canada. These tax incentives come in three forms: an income tax deduction, an investment tax credit (ITC), and, in certain circumstances, a refund.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
The NSERC Alliance program supports 1-5 year research projects performed collaboratively between a Canadian university and innovation partner. Administered by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Alliance grants are not awarded directly to the partner, and instead directly offset a portion of university research fees to reduce the contributions required from a participating organization.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION THROUGH NRC IRAP
NRC IRAP provides funding to support research and development projects at various stages of the innovation cycle. In 2018‑2019, NRC IRAP was mandated to expand its support to include an increased funding threshold of up to $10 million for larger research and development projects. This increased funding support will make it easier for small and medium‑sized Canadian businesses to access the support they need to grow and expand their companies.
NEXT GENERATION NETWORKS (NGN) DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM
The Next Generation Networks (NGN) Demonstration Program is one of three Advanced Technology Platform (ATP) Demonstration Programs. Other ATP Demonstration Programs include the IBM Innovation Incubator Project Customer Demonstration Program and ENCQOR 5G Demonstration Program. Applicants can apply for more than one demonstration program if they meet the program-specific eligibility criteria.
Pitch for the Purse
It's our 5th year of celebrating the visions of Canadian women entrepreneurs and creating a stage for businesses to be seen and supported from coast to coast. Share your business vision, grow your community, receive dedicated mentorship and pursue the opportunity for $25K cash for your business at FWE’s Pitch for the Purse.
RE3 is a government funded program that provides non-repayable performance based contributions up to $5,000 to assist Southern Ontario women-led SMEs to rebuild, reopen and revive their businesses
All In For Equity
Rogers Sports & Media is offering a minimum of $10 million dollars in free advertising and creative services over the next five years to help small businesses, charities and organizations that support equity-seeking communities, helping them grow, and working together to build a more inclusive Canada.
Bio Talent Student Work Placement Program
The program’s wage subsidies help knock down that cost barrier, by covering the cost of a student’s salary by 75% up to a maximum of $7,500. The program enables you to bring on an eager-to-learn student for a special project – and at the end of the placement end up with a skilled candidate already oriented to your company who could meet your future recruiting needs. Need help with your recruiting? Connect to our academic partners for student talent
AWS for Haltech Clients
There is no such thing as a free lunch, but there is such a thing as free Amazon Web Services (AWS). Haltech has recently signed up as an Amazon Web Services Activate site which means our clients can access the low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow. With the AWS Activate program, startups get access to the resources they need to quickly get started on AWS - including credits, training and support:
- $10k in AWS Promotional Credit valid for 2 years
- 1 year of Business Support (up to $1,500)
- Opportunities to Qualify for Additional Credits)
For details on how to sign up – contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Recovery Activation Program
To help businesses recover – and even get further ahead – by embracing digital solutions, we launched the Recovery Activation Program (RAP). The first step is taking your DNA – a Digital Needs Assessment – to hone in your best opportunities. Looking for ways to move your business forward? Let us help.
Partnership With Hubspot
Grow your business faster and better with Hubspot for Startups. Companies who use the Hubspot Growth Platform acquire and retain more customers with Hubspot's software, educational resources, and robust integrations. With this exclusive Haltech-only offer, clients receive 90% off pricing.To see if you qualify, please contact email@example.com for more info!
On-Demand Office Hours with Magnes, MNP, RBC and BDO, and OKR Financial
Haltech offers free, on-demand, virtual office hours to Haltech clients. Take advantage of 1-on-1 advisory services to leverage their expertise to assist you with any of your business needs.
Geotab Torque Labs
Torque Labs is a corporate accelerator created by Geotab, one of the world's largest and fastest growing fleet telematics companies. We look to partner with forward thinking teams, providing them with funding, mentorship, internal Geotab resources, and access to our robust platform of vehicles and customers. Our goal is to help these teams grow their businesses and to integrate their products/technologies into the Geotab ecosystem. We are willing to engage with companies at the ideation stage all the way to companies that are in the market earning revenues. There is a wide variety of technologies that can leverage the Geotab platform. We are currently focused on engaging with companies in the following spaces: Electric vehicles, smart cities, fleet management, supply chain, IoT, big data and analytics
The Trial Site Network
The Trial Site Network is a growing network of contacts at over 85 academic hospitals, community hospitals, and researcher networks across Ontario, who are ready to receive new industry-sponsored trials and pilot studies that align with their core areas of interest. This new network provides a one-stop-shop for companies looking to conduct clinical trials, observational studies or technology pilots in Ontario’s Healthcare system. At no cost, they can work with CTO's Industry Concierge to share their opportunity with the participants in the Trial Site Network. The Industry Concierge will then assess whether any of the sites are interested in the study and facilitate introductions to any sites who are. Importantly, it can be often be smaller hospitals that are quick and efficient in study start up, or early adopters and a first customer in a new market. This program is not just for companies looking to do clinical trials! Market research and use case validation for tech companies is still research! If this program sounds interesting and you would like more information, please contact Andrew Haller at firstname.lastname@example.org
OCE Discovery is Canada's leading innovation-to-commercialization conference that brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to pursue collaboration opportunities. It showcases leading-edge technologies, best practices and research from sectors such as health, manufacturing, digital media and cleantech.
Attracting over 200 attendees, the FUTURES is an event that connects technology developers, innovators and business leaders to discuss innovation opportunities in various tech sectors toward the goal of addressing the key challenges, building partnerships, highlighting the talent and innovation happening in Halton Region. The summit format usually include invited keynote talks from technology & business leaders in Halton region and surrounding areas, a panel discussion, Exhibitor Spotlight and also Startup Spotlight session that features the region’s rising stars in smart technologies.
This is where technology, talent and ideas come together. Led by the Burlington Economic Development Corporation, TechPlace is where new and growing technology companies get everything they need to grow and succeed. It doesn’t matter if your company is new or established, headquartered in Burlington or not so local. If innovation is your goal, and technology is your strategy, TechPlace is for you.
The Milton Education Village (MEV) Innovation Centre is dedicated to creating a place for innovation through collaboration and inspiration. The Innovation Centre assists entrepreneurs and the Milton community by providing collaborative workspaces, networking opportunities, and professional services. Free hotdesking for Haltech clients (by appointment only). Haltech clients receive special rates.
A community for entrepreneurs, start-ups, freelancers & creatives. Come to be inspired, network and collaborate at ACE Coworking. Haltech clients receive special rates.
alternawork is a communal cowork facility serving the thriving Oakville tech community. Haltech clients receive special rates.
Jim Wilson, Vice President, Occupier Services - CBRE Limited, works exclusively with office occupiers and focuses on generating more value per square foot from fewer square feet.
Intelligent Office of Oakville
When you join the business community at Intelligent Office of Oakville you’ll work alongside more than 240 businesses in the community. They’ve all discovered how to cut costs, improve their image, and simplify their lives… and now it’s your turn to do the same.
Clients enjoy the best of all worlds with the Oakville Centre which is set in a vibrant, lakeside town just a short commute from downtown Toronto and the US border. The beautiful Greater Toronto Area location is one of Canada's most affluent towns making it an excellent site for new and expanding businesses. And it is convenient for doing business in Canada's largest city.
At Apple Suites, we provide premium office space solutions with convenient on-site storage for solo professionals and growing companies. If you’re seeking a truly flexible office space with better control over your costs and optional access to on-premises self-storage, then let us be the partnership that helps take your business to the next level.
Staples Studio Coworking Space
Introducing Staples coworking! Calling all startups, small businesses, service providers and more, our stores are changing to make room for you. From state-of-the-art event spaces to beautiful coworking facilities, the Staples Studio is here to help you work, learn, and grow.
Touchdown Coworking Coworking Space
Designed to Inspire. From open-desks to private offices, Touchdown Coworking has space that will enable you and your team to be most productive. Combined with the perks of membership we will keep your mission-focused from 9-to-5 and beyond.
Finance and Funding (F&F)
Haltech’s Finance & Funding Meetup is intended to help entrepreneurs understand finance fundamentals, cashflow management, and discover available funding opportunities. This early-morning meetup takes place in a casual and fun environment with advice provided from locally-sourced financial and funding service professionals.
Annual Hi5 Pitching Competition
Haltech Hi5 Pitch Competition features our high potential, innovative companies who are competing for a cash award. The competition provides innovative startup companies with an opportunity to generate awareness of their technology, ability to present in front of a broad audience, exposure to industry partners and investors and a free booth at the show
Haltech Regional Innovation Centre and the Region of Halton Global Business Center are pleased to introduce an accelerator program designed to unleash the power and potential of women entrepreneurs. Created with the unique challenges and opportunities faced by the diversity of women who start and run businesses
Marketing Masters Meetup (M3)
Become an expert at showcasing your company and learning about the latest trends in marketing and entrepreneurship at this informal, clinic-style meetup. We are bringing together industry experts in marketing, advertising and PR to help grow your team or find your next business opportunity. Topics we cover come from your suggestion
Start Me Up! Clinics for Early-stage Entrepreneurs
Series for budding tech entrepreneurs and existing clients who are at IDEA, DISCOVERY and VALIDATION stage. This three-part clinic series is designed to help you enhance your business idea, strengthen your business model and revitalize your go-to-market messaging plan so that you can attract customers and win in the market.