Regional Innovation Ecosystem
To all our clients in repayment: all regional development agencies, including FedDev Ontario, will apply a deferral of three months on all payments due to the government, as of April 1, 2020.
FedDev Ontario is here to help. For assistance, please contact your project officer directly or contact us by telephone.
Find out more about relief and recovery initiatives for businesses and communities adversely affected by the COVID-19 situation.
Driving innovation and growth:
- To continue driving innovation and growth in the region, FedDev Ontario has been provided over $1 billion in new funding.
FedDev Ontario is looking for:
- Not-for-profit organizations who contribute to fueling an entrepreneurial environment conducive to business innovation and growth.
- Regional economic stakeholders who promote the entrepreneurial talent of underrepresented groups, including women, Indigenous peoples and young entrepreneurs.
- Ways to strengthen opportunities and networks for rural businesses to support innovation and growth.
Applications can be submitted for:
- Non-repayable contributions from $500,000 up to $10 million per project.
Funding is available to:
- Grow and sustain strategic clusters and consortia that support businesses to scale up and commercialize innovative products, technologies and services.
- Enhance the development and reach of business incubators, accelerators, and other organizations, which support entrepreneurs, start-ups and innovative companies with high-growth potential.
- Support projects led by innovation-oriented organizations to increase and promote business productivity and global competiveness, and investment and talent attraction.
- Leverage local advantages, institutions and infrastructure in rural areas.
Examples of projects include:
- Encouraging the first customer for new technologies, products or services.
- Delivering seed funding, mentoring, networking opportunities and other programs and services to enable the commercialization of new technologies by southern Ontario firms.
- Get inspired by reading some of our success stories.
- Start the application process by using the Applicant toolkit at the top of this page.
Not the stream for you?
- See what other FedDev Ontario support is available. Review more funding opportunities or visit our business services page.
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