2021 Funds to Watch: Grant Programs Across Industries

In Q2 2020, $29 million of public funding was awarded to private and public sector applicants.

Fundingportal recommends Startup, SME & Enterprise organizations consider Q1 2021 as a window to find and apply for sources of government funding.  Work with our team to learn more about our “programs to watch” and leverage awarded funds in Q2 & Q3 2021 to meet your annual growth objectives. 

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Funding Programs: 2021 Industry Snapshot 


Cleantech & Energy

  • SD Tech Fund
  • Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)
  • Innovation Assistance Program

Agriculture, Agri-Food & Farming

  • (COVID-19) Enhanced Agri-food Workplace Protection Program
  • AgriInnovate Program
  • AgriStability Program

Municipalities, Communities & Nonprofits

  • Municipal Asset Management Program
  • (COVID-19) Indigenous Community Support Fund
  • Regional Innovation Ecosystems and Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI).

Businesses & Financial Services

  • CanExport SMEs
  • (COVID-19) Regional Relief and Recovery Fund
  • Business Development Program

Manufacturing Operations & Projects

  • EcoPerformance Program
  • Southwestern Ontario Development Fund (SWODF). Business stream
  • Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen)

Aerospace & Defence Sectors

  • Lunar Exploration Accelerator Program (LEAP) Technology development (AO)
  • Regional Economic Growth through Innovation. Business scale-up and productivity

Healthcare & Lifesciences

  • Disruptive Technology Solutions for Cell and Gene Therapy Challenge program
  • Neurotech Early Research and Development
  • Strategic Innovation Fund. Stream 5 – National Innovation Ecosystems

Technology (IT) & Digital Media

  • Scale AI Industry-led projects
  • Digital Technology Supercluster. Capacity Building Call For Projects
  • Northern Innovation Program. Applied Research & Technology Development Projects

Work with Fundingportal today to find, apply for and leverage funding by: 

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