Category Archives: Other Funding

Toronto Best Place to Build Startups Due to Government Funding and Access to Talent

Toronto is the best place in Canada to build a startup, and the 8th-best place in the world, according to Genome’s Startup Ecosystem Report. The Canadian and provincial (Ontario) governments provide startups with substantial R&D funding from IRAP and SR&ED.  In … Continue reading

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2014 Federal Budget Continues to Support Canadian R&D

While there was very little mention of the SR&ED program in the latest 2014 federal budget, the federal government announced that it will be investing $1.5 billion over the next 10 years through the Canada First Research Excellence Fund, to … Continue reading

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OECD Canadian Economic Surveys

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released the results of their Canadian Economic Surveys.  The results revealed that strong profits in the mining and oil sectors have supported business investment , while the latest indicators suggest that … Continue reading

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Government Incentive Programs: SR&ED and Flow-Through Shares

Economists believe that the government should not distort the private sector’s efficiency in allocating scarce resources.  However, in reality, government often acts in an indirect manner by creating policy in order to encourage entrepreneurs to invest in certain sectors.  SR&ED and … Continue reading

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SR&ED Versus NRC-IRAP

The 2011 Jenkins Report suggested that federal funding be rebalanced to support more direct forms of funding (like the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program, or NRC-IRAP), rather than indirect forms of funding (like the Scientific Research and Experimental … Continue reading

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