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VANCOUVER: Government Funding for R&D, Innovation and Business Growth

  • 02 May 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP, Suite 2300, Bentall 5, 550 Burrard Street, Vancouver BC V6C 2B5


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Everything you always wanted to know about Intellectual Property: Government Funding programs to support technology development in Canada, and ways to protect your IP worldwide

Dear Members and Friends,

The CERBA-Vancouver Chapter is pleased to invite you to the Breakfast Seminar organized in collaboration with the GOWLING WLG and NorthBridge Consultants to update you on new government programs issued in 2018 to support and develop Canadian business.

The panel of speakers including Stephen Ferance,(Partner, GOWLING WLG) and Jaap Siekman  (Regional Manager, NorthBridge Consultants) featuring information on  Patents, Provisional Patent Applications and International Patent Filings as well as Government Funding available for the companies involved in innovations and business development in Canada.

The programs created for applications in many fields from scientific development to international cooperation and trade will be presented by the panel of experts and discussed with the audience.

There are many Government programs available that assist Canadian businesses with expenses related to R&D, New Product Development, Export Marketing and Workforce Development.

As part of the 2018 budget, the Federal Government has announced changes that will merge some existing programs, add several new programs and simplify access.

Join this info session to learn about these funding opportunities and how they may fit in the different phases of your corporate development.

Some of the funding programs covered include:

-          SR&ED (Scientific Research & Experimental Development)

-          IRAP (Industrial Research Assistance Program)

-          BCIP (Build in Canada Innovation Program)

-          Innovative Solutions Canada

-          Innovation for Defence Excellence & Security Program (IDEaS)

-          SIF (Strategic Innovation Fund)

-          SDTC (Sustainable Development Technology Canada) and SDTC/ICE

-          CAP (Canadian Agricultural Partnership) / “Growing Forward 3”

-          CanExport, Going Global Innovation

-          Grants for working with Canadian Universities

-          Hiring & Training Grants

The Seminar Agenda:

8.00 - 8.30 - Registration, breakfast and networking

8.30 - 9.00 - Presentation and Q&A, Stephen Ferance, GOWLING WLG

9.00 - 9.30 - Presentation and Q&A, Jaap SiekmanNorthBridge Consultants 

Speakers' BIOs download

For more information, please, contact

The Regional Director of CERBA-Vancouver Chapter,

Tatiana Domilovskaya at [email protected] or +1 604 720 2905

We are grateful to the Sponsor, GOWLING WLG

For making this event possible