Alberta-Germany and Alberta-France Collaboration Fund Information Session (Edmonton)
Small and medium-sized enterprises (1 to 499 employees and less than $50 million in gross revenue) in and around Edmonton in all technological and application areas are encouraged to attend an information session to learn more about:
- the Alberta-Germany Collaboration Fund for Product Development and Commercialization and,
- the Alberta-France-Canada Joint Industrial R&D Projects Fund
- the upcoming series of matchmaking symposia taking place in Germany and France in November 2017.
The Alberta-Germany Collaboration Fund is a joint program established by the German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR), the Government of Alberta, and the German Federal Government. Approved projects can be funded with up to $250,000 CAD on the Alberta side. The BMWi’s Central Innovation Program for SMEs (ZIM) will contribute funding for the German partners.
The Alberta-France-Canada Joint Industrial R&D Projects Fund is a joint program established by the German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR), NRC-IRAP, and the Governments of Alberta and France. The GCCIR will contribute funding of up to $250,000 CAD to the Albertan companies, with NRC-IRAP offering supplementary funding for larger projects. Approved projects can receive financial support of up to $3,000,000 CAD on the France side in the form of an interest-free loan through Bpifrance.
The programs will help participants become more globally competitive through developing technology and research-based alliances with the potential to increase economic growth and diversification.
In order to give Alberta companies the opportunity to meet potential German and French partners, the GCCIR is organizing a series of targeted matchmaking and networking symposia in Germany and France in November 2017. These events will give Albertan companies the opportunity to meet potential partners in both countries. Some travel awards will be available for participants. After the series of symposia, a call for proposals will be launched. Projects must include proponents from both Alberta and Germany/France. They can focus on applied R&D, proof of concept, prototype development or technology demonstration.
Feel free to contact me if you need more information on the event (email@example.com, 780 492 4287). Please join us to learn more about these exciting opportunities!