Seminar: Innovation Funding at Innovate Calgary

Business Resources, Innovation Funding, SRED Resources, Uncategorised



When:  Tuesday, September 17, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM (MDT)

Where:  Alastair Ross Technology Centre/ Innovate Calgary, 3553 – 31 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2L 2K7

Join us at this exclusive seminar where you will learn about the different funding programs such as Mitacs, IRAP, TECTERRA, NSERC and SR&ED and how you can prepare a successful application. The agenda for the event includes presentations, Q&A, appetizers and networking.

Speakers include:

Christine Gillies, Mitacs
Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that funds research and development collaborations between companies and universities. Projects range across computer science, business, engineering and communications—any discipline. The Mitacs Accelerate program places graduate-level interns with companies for 4 to 24 months to work on a research and development project.

John Sher, National Research Council of Canada
The National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) provides financial support in the form of matching grants to qualified small and medium-sized enterprises in Canada to help them develop technologies for competitive advantage.

Frank Nolan, NSERC
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is a federal funding agency offering various grant programs to fund innovation.

Richard Gorecki, TECTERRA
TECTERRA enables Canadian companies and Alberta applied research institutions to bring innovative geomatics solutions to market by providing uncomplicated investment and grant programs ranging from $50,000 to $500,000.

Alex Popa, Boast Capital/ Plug and Play Canada
Boast Capital helps businesses recover R&D/ development costs from the government through the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program program. Through a partnership with Silicon Valley’s Plug and Play Tech Center, Boast Capital also seeks to invest in early-stage Canadian technology startups.