Innovation Funding Forum November 21st 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EST)
AN INNOVATION FUNDING FORUM
Federal and Provincial Government Funding Is Available to Stimulate Innovation and Create Jobs
WHAT IF YOU COULD
Ø Get government funding to assist your technology business
Ø Hear about opportunities to commercialize your technology business
Ø Access the answers you need right now- get expert advice to drive your innovation & commercialize your business
YOU CAN – JOIN US FOR THIS GOVERNMENT FUNDING FORUM, NOVEMBER 21 at ventureLAB
Ontario and Canada are working together with entrepreneurs to grow a strong and innovative economy.
Register for this full morning funding forum. Discover the many funding opportunities available to Ontario entrepreneurs. And learn about what steps you can take to better prepare your business to gain the funding you need.
This Innovation Forum brings together the Government of Canada, the Ontario Government and ventureLAB experts who will describe all their current innovation and commercialization programs available for Ontario entrepreneurs.
Ø National Research Council
Ø Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program
Ø National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Ø Canada Revenue Agency
Ø Federal Economic Development Agency
Ø Ontario Centres of Excellence
Ø Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation
THE PRESENTATIONS AT THIS FORUM
Each agency will describe how their program, services and tools can help Ontario technology businesses innovate and compete in today’s fast-changing global economy.
You will have a chance to hear all these presentations AND speak with these representatives one-on-one about how to access the best funding programs for their needs.
ventureLAB advisors will be there to help you assess if your businesses are prepared to seek funding.
INNOVATION FUNDING FORUM –
Government Funding to Stimulate Innovation
8:15 a.m. – 8:25 - Welcome – Jeremy Laurin, President & Chief Executive Officer, ventureLAB
PANEL Session – Funding Innovation Initiatives
8:25 – 8:55 –– Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP)
8:55 – 9:15 –– National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
9:15 – 9:35 –– National Research Council, Industrial Research Assistance Program
9:35 – 9:55 –– Federal Economic Development Agency (FedDEV)
9:55 – 10:05 –– Q&A
10:05 – 10:20 – Break
PANEL Session –
10:20 – 10:50 –– Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
10:50 – 11:05 –– Irfan Mandozai, Senior Policy Advisor, Technology Programs Unit, Commercialization Branch, Research, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Division, Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation
11:05 – 11:20 –– Balinder Rai, Business Development Manager, eastern & Northern Ontario Region, Ontario Centres of Excellence
11:20 – 11:35 ––Deepak Bajaj, Director, Industry Innovation, Office of Research & Innovation, Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology
11:35 – 11:50––Q&A
11:50 – 12:05––Is Your Business Fundable? If Not, What Can You Do? Paul Rivett, Manager, Client Services, ventureLAB
Closing – 12:05
12:10 ––One-on-One-Opportunities with Program Experts