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Learn more about the i.d.e.a Fund from Innovate Niagara

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Learn more about the i.d.e.a Fund from Innovate Niagara

Innovate Niagara is now accepting applications for the i.d.e.a. Fund, a program that fosters inclusion, diversity, environment and acceleration while contributing to a green recovery. This program offers non-repayable seed funding of up to $30,000 with matching funds and up to 40 hours of fully funded, targeted support from business leaders.

The i.d.e.a. Fund will provide specialized industry expertise to develop growth plans and related strategies in the areas such as:

  • talent attraction
  • raising follow-on investment
  • product development and quantification of product benefits/market value propositions
  • commercialization of intellectual property
  • market diversification.

The i.d.e.a. Fund is delivered in partnership with the following Ontario Regional Innovation Centres (RICs) to support a more sustainable economy while fostering an inclusive and equitable recovery in southern Ontario:

  • Innovation Guelph
  • Haltech
  • Innovate Niagara
  • WEtech Alliance
  • Innovation Factory 
  • TechAlliance of Southwestern Ontario

Each RIC will distribute up to a maximum of $30,000 in matching seed funding to select innovative businesses in various sectors.

If your company has a project that might fit the criteria and you are interested in benefiting from a financial injection of seed funding and executive-level mentorship, Innovate Niagara will be holding virtual information sessions so you can learn more about this exciting new program.

  • May 18 at 12 p.m.
  • May 19 at 2 p.m.
  • May 26 at 8:30 a.m.

There will be an opportunity for a live Q&A with the i.d.e.a. Fund team throughout each session.

Sign up for an Information Session

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