The following are opportunities shared by our Innovation Ecosystem Partners:
Regional Relief and Recovery Fund available
The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) is now accepting applications from southern Ontario businesses for the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF), a fund intended to support companies that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but have been unable to access Canada’s other emergency relief measures, such as IRAP’s IAP, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). Learn more in the link.
Ontario innovators come together in OCE Collaboration Platform
The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) has launched the COVID-19 Collaboration Platform to identify the innovative technologies, SMEs and experts from across the province to fill the current product and service gaps. If you have a piece of the puzzle – whether it is an asset, a technology or a product – and need collaborators to assist your efforts, visit OCE’s site to share your capabilities, barriers and needs. We can all work together to flatten the curve!
Agri-food operator funding helps SMEs with e-business
The Agri-Food Open for E-Business initiative will help food producers, farmers markets, retailers, garden centres, greenhouses, nurseries, and agricultural associations develop online business, providing consumers with greater access to a wide variety of food and agriculture products. This targeted application intake features two funding streams: 1) bringing one’s business online, and 2) developing online business opportunities. The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) will immediately accept applications and expedite the approval process.
More information about this targeted intake and the program guidelines can be found online or by calling: 1-877-424-1300.