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The Funding Report Archives

Read more about public funding and private financing news and announcements in Canada through The Funding Portal's newsletter archive.

Issue 171

  • Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund commits $10M to early-stage IT fund

Issue 170

  • Ontario angel groups receive funding to attract more investors

Issue 169

  • Canada Job Grant now open for applications

Issue 168

  • CME and The Funding Portal celebrate National Manufacturing Month

Issue 167

  • Canada Job Grant now accepting applications

Issue 166

  • Canada Brain Research Fund awards $51.4M in new funding

Issue 165

  • Agriculture sector attracts $12M n new funding

Issue 164

  • The Funding Portal launches new cleantech financing platform in collaboration with SDTC

Issue 163

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Researchers receive $44M in funding

Issue 162

  • Five new commercialization centres receive $68M in funding

Issue 161

  • New funding starts to flow for Canadian accelerators and incubators

Issue 160

  • VC financing sees exceptional growth in B.C. and Alberta in Q1 2014

Issue 159

  • OCE and Futurpreneur team up to help young entrepreneurs access increased financing

Issue 158

  • WINN Initiative to hold next intake round in the fall

Issue 157

  • Access regional funding programs to grow your business

Issue 156

  • Ontario reintroduces Jobs and Prosperity Fund under Budget 2

Issue 155

  • Ontario researchers receive $9.8M in funding to support job training

Issue 154

  • Call for Proposals open for Forest Product Innovations

Issue 153

  • Build in Canada Innovation Program launches 5th Call for Proposals

Issue 152

  • The Funding Portal and University Health Network form joint venture in Canadian HealthTech sector

Issue 151

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food sector tops most funded list for 2nd week in a row

Issue 150

  • VC investment grows 30% in 2013, hits 6-year high

Issue 149

  • Angel funding more than doubles in 2013

Issue 148

  • Winnipeg manufacturer secures $12.3M in government funding

Issue 147

  • The Funding Portal secures OSC registration to launch new Private Financing Service

Issue 146

  • Increase your international sales with export-oriented funding programs

Issue 145

  • 2014 Ontario Budget hones in on key industrial sectors

Issue 144

  • Ontario plans to launch $2.5B Jobs and Prosperity Fund

Issue 143

  • Academic and Research sector secures $70.4M in funding

Issue 142

  • $11.3M investment will connect New Brunswick to national dark fibre research network

Issue 141

  • New Digital Canada 150 plan outlines additional funding for SMEs

Issue 140

  • Top 5 Most Popular Funds of 2013

Issue 139

  • NRC-IRAP launches $20M commercialization voucher program for SMEs

Issue 138

  • Manufacturer Ivaco Rolling Mills secures $7M loan

Issue 137

  • VC investment reaches $2B, hits 6-year peak

Issue 136

  • Aerospace company CAE secures $250M SADI investment

Issue 135

  • SDTC launches new call for applications for SD Tech Fund

Issue 134

  • Industrial and Regional Benefits overhauled after 28 years

Issue 133

  • Budget 2014: Government announces new incentives for business, in an otherwise hands-off Budget

Issue 132

  • Federal Budget 2013: Year in Review

Issue 131

  • Government launches new VC Fund of Funds

Issue 130

  • Ontario invests $190M in Research Fund

Issue 129

  • Government launches Science & Technology Strategy Consultation

Issue 128

  • Make a resolution to find funding in 2014

Issue 127

  • Youth Drug Prevention Strategy receives $11.5M

Issue 126

  • Cisco Canada receives grant of up to $220M to support new R&D hub

Issue 125

  • FedDev Ontario announces 5 new funding programs
  • Deadline fast approaching to apply to Build in Canada Innovation Program

Issue 124

  • Eastern Ontario Development Program gets $48M renewal

Issue 123

  • VC investment drops 3% in Q2 2013, but average deal size soars

Issue 122

  • Canadian universities receive $109M in federal funding

Issue 121

  • Ontario Fall Economic Outlook outlines new business support measures

Issue 120

  • Ontario considering new R&D tax credits

Issue 119

  • Eastern and Southwestern Ontario Development Funds reach one-year milestone

Issue 118

  • Quebec plans to invest $2B to create new jobs

Issue 117

  • New $100M fund will support SMEs in Western Canada

Issue 116

  • Deadline approaching for Wavefront's Global Market Entry Programs for wireless companies

Issue 115

  • Quebec cleantech project secures up to $39.8M in funding

Issue 114

  • Federal and Ontario Governments invest up to $142M in Oakville Ford Plant

Issue 113

  • SDTC announces $14.7M for 4 cleantech projects in Ontario

Issue 112

  • New aerospace fund provides $54M/year for large-scale demonstration projects

Issue 111

  • Ontario invests $42M in 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games Strategy

Issue 110

  • Canadian Cattlemen's Association nets $14M in funding

Issue 109

  • $4.2M funding announced to support manufacturers in Western Canada

Issue 108

  • Find funding now with the new Funding Portal Search Widget on MaRS

Issue 107

  • 3 popular programs for manufacturers

Issue 106

  • Canola Council receives $15M federal investment

Issue 105

  • Best practices for finding your optimal sources of funding

Issue 104

  • Federal government makes CICP pilot permanent

Issue 103

  • New SVX platform will match social ventures with accredited investors

Issue 102

  • New Collaboration Voucher Program launched in Ontario

Issue 101

  • NRC announces 5 new programs for the Aerospace Sector

Issue 100

  • Access to over 500 private financing programs is now free

Issue 99

  • NRC announces new $45M aluminum manufacturing support program

Issue 98

  • How to leverage your funding applications

Issue 97

  • NSERC awards over $413M to support Canadian researchers and students

Issue 96

  • New VC fund launches in Atlantic Canada

Issue 95

  • Call for candidates opens under VC Action Plan

Issue 94

  • Special Ontario Budget Issue

Issue 93

  • VC deals under $1M grow in popularity

Issue 92

  • Forestry sector receives continued support from federal government

Issue 91

  • Give your funding application an edge with the right business plan

Issue 90

  • Skills training joins top federal priorities

Issue 89

  • New $48.9M funding award announced under SADI

Issue 88

  • Federal Budget: New Industrial Stimulus Index reports gain in industrial stimulus spending

Issue 87

  • Federal Budget: 2012 year in review

Issue 86

  • Deadline approaching for SMART Prosperity Now and SD Tech Fund

Issue 85

  • Business lending activity on the rise in Canada

Issue 84

  • FedDev awards $9.4M to 16 startups in GTA

Issue 83

  • Over $61M in SDTC funding announced for cleantech projects

Issue 82

  • Use FundMap to track your funding opportunities

Issue 81

  • VC investment in early-stage firms increased in Q3 2012

Issue 80

  • 1,350 funding opportunities available for Canada's digital media sector

Issue 79

  • VC Action Plan to put $400M in hands of the private sector

Issue 78

  • Ontario moves forward with Jobs and Prosperity Council recommendations

Issue 77

  • Funding Opportunities for the Academic and Research sector

Issue 76

  • Over 1,100 funds available for Canadian non-profit sector

Issue 75

  • New programs announced under Growing Forward 2

Issue 74

  • Federal Review recommends changes to aerospace-support programs and adoption of online portal

Issue 73

  • SDTC offers Virtual Incubator pilot for clean tech companies

Issue 72

  • Applications now accepted under new Southwestern Ontario Development Fund

Issue 71

  • Global Entrepreneurship Week celebrates Canadian entrepreneurs

Issue 70

  • New Centres to benefit Southern Ontario's manufacturing sector

Issue 69

  • New Canada-Israel fund supports energy R&D

Issue 68

  • Research organization takes on role of R&D matchmaker

Issue 67

  • Innovation-support organization proves return on taxpayer investment

Issue 66

  • Atlantic businesses to benefit from growth of new VC fund

Issue 65

  • In support of an alternative flat-fee model for preparing SR&ED applications

Issue 64

  • Private and institutional VC show best innovation results: new study

Issue 63

  • Canadian agriculture ministers sign $3-billion Growing Forward agreement

Issue 62

  • Funding Data is Starting Point for Nation-wide Discussion

Issue 61

  • Take advantage of the CICP to kickstart your business

Issue 60

  • Life sciences hot sector for public funding

Issue 59

  • Consider bank loans to grow your business

Issue 58

  • Funding opportunities abound in the agricultural sector

Issue 57

  • What will happen to SR&ED contingency fees?

Issue 56

  • Increased access to VC needed

Issue 55

  • Funding tips for non-profits

Issue 54

  • Find angel funding online

Issue 53

  • Find private funding on The Funding Portal today

Issue 52

  • Government asks Canadians to weigh in on access to VC funding

Issue 51

  • Funding opportunities for the tourism sector rise as the season begins

  • The Funding Portal on BNN

Issue 50

  • Watch The Funding Portal on BNN
  • Financing for interactive digital media needed: CIAIC study

Issue 49

  • Use wage subsidies to grow your team
  • The Funding Portal welcomes two new experts

Issue 48

  • Applying to SR&ED? Consider these provincial R&D tax credits

Issue 47

  • Funding Portal launches Financing-in-a-Box for small cap financings

Issue 46

  • Funding opportunities for young entrepreneurs

Issue 45

  • 328 mentors and entrepreneurs break world record at Discovery 12

Issue 44

  • The Funding Portal's top 5 most popular funding programs

Issue 43

  • CME launches 2nd round of workshops for SMART Prosperity Now program
  • BC's Get Youth Working! program extended
  • SDTC expert joins the Portal's Roster

Issue 42

  • Funding opportunities for equipment acquisition

Issue 41

  • Demonstrating drive and hunger key for successful startups, says Extreme Startups mentor

Issue 40

  • KPMG and The Funding Portal transform delivery of industrial support programs 

Issue 39 - Federal Budget Edition

  • Budget Commentary
  • The Funding PortalAnalytics
  • The Funding Portal Budget Digest

Issue 38

  • Financial Post and The Funding Portal launch new Funding content and services platform
  • The Funding Portal to provide exclusive Budget coverage on Funding
  • The Portal launches The Funding Portal Analytics

Issue 37

  • Want to share your information about public funding and learn from others? Funders, applicants, academics, experts, join our free Knowledge Exchange ~ The Funding Portal Exchange™
  • Export Development Canada to exercise domestic lending powers for another year
  • VentureStart program launched to support entrepreneurs in Southern Ontario
  • SMEs may suffer from cuts to SR&EDs, says tax consultant
  • Edmonton film and TV industry to benefit from new investment fund
  • Volta Award opens for young entrepreneurs in Saskatchewan

Issue 36

  • 26 days left to apply to the 2012 BDC Young Entrepreneur Award
  • 12th annual BCIC - New Ventures Competition open
  • TandemLaunch opens Call for Proposals
  • Canadian CEOs weigh in on Budget priorities

Issue 35

  • Review of Aerospace policy launched, could mean more funding for sector
  • The Funding Portal welcomes an Aerospace expert and a Chemicals expert to its Roster
  • CICP Call for Proposals launched
  • Compute Canada allocates $80M worth of computing resources to Canadian researchers
  • Budget 2012 update: Mark your calendars for March 29
  • Drummond Report update: Ontario government moving towards online funding portal

Issue 34

  • SDTC issues Call for Applications
  • Strong value proposition key factor in successful applications, says SDTC President
  • CICP prepping for third Call for Proposals
  • CANARIE plans on expanding DAIR program
  • The Portal welcomes Jenkins Panellist and a new Funder Representative to its Advisory bodies
  • Peter McFadzean joins The Funding Portal's Expert Roster
  • Youth Gang Prevention Fund accepting applications
  • OCRI rebrands as Invest Ottawa

Issue 33 - Special Edition: Drummond Report

  • Call for public funding portal
  • Overhauling the public funding infrastructure
  • Review of Ontario support programs

Issue 32

  • Ombudsman weighs in on SR&EDs
  • Alberta Budget 2012

Issue 31

  • Budget 2012 update: More risk capital for start-ups?
  • Come hear The Funding Portal President Teri Kirk speak at Boot-Tech in Toronto
  • CATA calls for crowdfunding legislation
  • Mark your calendars: CME SMART FUNDING workshop
  • New Accelerator program launched in Toronto
  • New youth hiring program for BC companies
  • Accelerate Okanagan is accepting applications
  • New funding announced for wheat research in Saskatchewan
  • 36 projects pre-qualified for 2nd round of CICP program

Issue 30

  • Budget 2012 update: changes coming to SR&EDs
  • Southwestern Ontario Development Fund update: Could be up and running this spring

Issue 29

  • 55% of Canadian companies report government support for R&D could be more efficient: GE Global Innovation Barometer
  • The Funding Portal's Funding Continuum
  • Federal Budget 2012 consultation update
  • Mark your calendars - CICP Update
  • PEI seeking input on provincial budget
  • Manitoba launches new biomass energy support program

Issue 28

  • Prosperity Initiative supports southern Ontario manufacturers
  • Q3 very active for VCs with $388M invested

Issue 27

  • TFP answers Clement's call for open information, dialogue
  • Interested in moving into the global marketplace?

Issue 26

  • Learn how to Advance your business in 2012
  • New additions to The Funding Portal's team

Issue 25

  • Access to financing one of the most difficult challenges for tourism SMES, says government
  • Alberta's Kyoto Fuels Corp. draws $31.14M investment from federal government
  • New additions to The Funding Portal's team

Issue 24

  • Government may start moving on R&D in February budget
  • Learn more about the Engage Grants
  • Applied Research and Commercialization initiative gets one-year extension
  • The Funding Portal welcomes former Senior Trade Commissioner with DFAIT to its Expert Roster

Issue 23

  • Grants and contributions to support Canada's strong aerospace industry
  • Government preps for new Canada-India Research Centre of Excellence
  • BC dedicates $10M to new job training programs
  • Discover the NS Business Development Program

Issue 22

  • Ontario aims to create new Southwestern Development Fund
  • Canadian companies benefiting from greater access to debt financing since recession
  • Funding will support development of online angel directory
  • Nova Scotia plans to administer $2.4M in arts funding
  • New funding announced for PEI tourism sector

Issue 21

  • Clean tech funding: U.S. taking heat, but Canada continues to thrive
  • BC First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund
  • NS FarmNEXT program
  • Government and social media
  • Looking to finance a filed SR&ED claim or a claim that is going to be filed?

Issue 20

  • New $80M initiative for SMEs to take up ICTs, and Q&A with IRAP team
  • Quebec launches new strategy
  • College-University I2I grants
  • PEI Premier's Medal for Innovation awarded

Issue 19

  • New $50M Agricultural Innovation Program announced
  • Three start-ups honoured by Ontario Centres of Excellence

Issue 18

  • Investissement Québec launches Financement UNIQ
  • DAIR

Issue 17

  • Government spending on R&D financing expected to hit $462.6M in 2012-3
  • Small businesses enjoyed high debt financing approval rates in 2010

Issue 16

  • Eastern Ontario Development Program gets $30M renewal
  • Why you should apply to more than one program
  • Profile: Gilbert Lance

Issue 15

  • Final Report on improving federal support to business R&D calls for Portal
  • The Funding Portal closes angel financing round
  • How does Canada compare to other countries for entrepreneurship?
  • VC investment to outpace previous three years in 2011 despite slight drop in Q2

Issue 14

  • Small Business Week and funding
  • Are you a small business seeking a loan?
  • Profile: ITAC

Issue 13

  • Grants and Contributions 101
  • Profile: Steve Borza, SR&ED tax expert

Issue 12

  • SRED tax incentives
  • Profile: Freebird Solutions

Issue 11

  • Learn more about Industrial R&D fellowships
  • Profile: The Warehouse Magazine

Issue 10

  • Trend: Crowdfunding
  • Profile: Clevest Solutions Inc.

Issue 9

  • Government invests $61 in venture capital in Q1 2011
  • Profile: Deborah Weinstein, LaBarge Weinstein

Issue 8

  • The government announces funding for an innovative cancer treatment device
  • Profile: Paul Sharpe, Perley-Robertson

Issue 7

  • Pharmaceuticals, biotechnology remain key sectors for public funding
  • Profile: Michael Badham, FundingStore.ca

Issue 6

  • Is your business eligible for an SRED tax incentive?
  • Profile: Erin Kelly, Ottawa Chamber of Commerce

Issue 5

  • Is a Centre of Excellence right for your business?
  • Profile: Dr. Sherif Barakat, The Funding Portal

Issue 4

  • Go green to increase your business' funding opportunities
  • Profile: John Reid, CATAAlliance

Issue 3

  • SME exporters more likely to use public funding than non-exporters: Industry Canada
  • Profile: Michael Cochrane, CentreBlock

Issue 2

  • Video game industry hot sector for public funding in Ontario, Quebec
  • Profile: Marielle Piché, The Funding Portal

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