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Accessing funding for innovation

June 18, 2013  By Press release

June 18, 2013 – Looking to commercialize a new product? Want to increase business capacity and become more marketable? Financing options are out there.

Erie Innovation and Commercialization and SCOR Economic Development Corporation are holding a series of workshops in southern Ontario to explore funding options available to small business.

The workshops are being held:

  • June 25, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Quality Inn & Suites, 580 Bruin Blvd., Woodstock, Ont. (lunch provided)

Ron Evans with the National Research Council (NRC) will be on hand to explain the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), which can help accelerate the growth of businesses. The program has been designed to financially assist businesses to successfully commercialize in the global marketplace.

Jim Wheeler of the Wheeler Group will also explain how businesses can leverage scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED) tax credits to lift the burden of funding research and development initiatives.

Rebecca Bourque, director of strategic accounts and business development with Mitacs, will also be on hand to review her company’s Accelerate and Elevate programs, which can assist with resource funding. The program allows post doctorate and graduate students an opportunity to apply their expertise while advancing research.

To register for this free event, contact

For more information, click here.

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