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OAC Business Opportunities and Funding Forum

Ontario Aerospace Council

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

OAC Business Opportunities and Funding Forum

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OAC Member Ended $95.00 $0.00 $12.35
Non Member Ended $120.00 $0.00 $15.60

Event Details



Registration and Networking


Government Funding Programs


Bernadeen McLeod, President, Mentor Works Ltd.




Build in Canada Innovation Program(BCIP)

Helen Braiter, Director Build in Canada Innovation Program, PWGSC


Lunch and Networking


F35 Delivering Enduring Industrial Benefits


Keith Knotts, F-35 International Business Development
for Australia and Canada, Lockheed Martin


Industrial Regional Benefits ( IRBs)


Harold Deck, Sr. Manager Industrial Development, FedDev Ontario




OAC Update, Business Opportunities, Competitiveness Programs
Rod Jones, Executive Director, OAC


Closing Remarks





Government Funding – How to Locate Programs and How to Use Them

Government funding programs help small businesses tackle the barriers of financing in order to achieve growth goals and prosper. Whether it is to serve the need of working capital, expanding your business, software or hardware investment or to purchase other manufacturing equipment, there are new creative ways to approach financing to solve your innovation challenge.

The presentation will cover different types of government resources, how to find them, and how to harness the opportunities that encapsulate these funding prospects. Bernadeen McLeod, president of Mentor Works has worked very successfully helping companies make the most of the many programs offered by government and she will share her knowledge with you.

  • Take the mystery out of how funding mechanisms work,
  • The on-line application process,
  • Various eligibility factors,
  • How the funding cycle works and more

Learn what the experts know about government funding, business support resources and how to keep it simple.

Build in Canada Innovation Program

The Build in Canada Innovation Program was designed to bolster innovation in Canada’s business sector, by:

  • Awarding contracts to entrepreneurs with pre-commercial innovations
  • Testing products or services
  • Providing innovators with the opportunity to enter the marketplace
  • Providing information on how to do business with the Government of Canada

BCIP targets innovations in four priority areas:

  • Environment
  • Safety and security
  • Health
  • Enabling technologies

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) continues to work with all stakeholders through the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) to ensure that SMEs receive the vital government support needed to thrive in today’s evolving economy.


F35 Delivering Enduring Industrial Benefits

The F-35 Lightning II Program uses the Industrial Participation best value model that delivers Canada industrial opportunities that span the life of the program for production, sustainment and follow-on development. Currently, the F-35 production program of record consists of more than 3,100 aircraft with production extending through the year 2039. Keith Knotts, F-35 International Business Development for Australia and Canada, Lockheed Martin will provide an update of the F35 Program and what it means to the Ontario Aerospace and Defence Industry.

Changes in IRBs

Harold Deck, Senior Manager Industrial Development,
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario will provide information on new IRB requirements, resources and opportunities.

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013 | 9:00 am – 3:30 pm | Networking Lunch included

International Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto


Have questions about OAC Business Opportunities and Funding Forum? Contact Ontario Aerospace Council

When & Where

International Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre (Formerly the Doubletree)
655 Dixon Road
Toronto, ON M9W 1J4

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

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