"As we were formulating our plans to consolidate our Ontario manufacturing operations in London, we contacted the LEDC to determine how they could assist us. Through their professional, innovative approach, they provided comprehensive research, discretely shared similar experiences from other companies, opened doors for us and provided much welcomed support in our recruiting efforts. LEDC has been a terrific partner in our expansion and we look forward to our ongoing relationship."
Keith Gibbons, Asia Pacific and Chairman, McCormick Canada
We believe that the focus on leading edge research and development in London will allow you to remain competitive and enhance your business profitability. The LEDC will provide further details of these programs on request.
Canada and Ontario have a number of significant research and development incentives that signal our understanding of the importance of research and innovation in the globally competitive agri-food industry.
Matching Investment Initiative
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada will match industry's R&D contributions to collaborative research projects up to a maximum of one-for-one.34. This will help stretch industry's research dollar and, at the same time, help ensure that the Department's research priorities accurately reflect the sector's real needs. The initiative, by involving industry research investors directly, will also help accelerate the transferring of new technology to the private sector.
Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program
This program provides tax incentives to Canadian businesses that conduct Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) in Canada. This program is intended to encourage businesses -- particularly small and start-up firms -- to conduct SR&ED that will lead to new, improved, or technologically advanced products or processes.
Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)
The Industrial Research Assistance (IRAP) Program is designed to help Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises meet the technological challenges they face delivering new products, processes or services. Support takes the form of field advisory services, financial aid, and pre-commercialization assistance.
Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC)
Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) is a technology investment fund established to contribute to the achievement of Canada's objectives: increasing economic growth, creating jobs and wealth, and supporting sustainable development.
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