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Many organizations can help different aspects of your business become more innovative. They offer a variety of services and programs such as consulting, scientific research assistance, and networking.

  • BDC Consulting

    Find out how BDC's customized consulting services can help your business at all stages of development.

  • Build in Canada Innovation Program

    Access opportunities to sell your innovative products or services to federal government departments.

  • Canadian Technology Accelerators

    Your technology start-up could gain access to unique resources and contacts that can help your international growth.

  • Pre-Qualified Innovations

    Learn about the process when submitting your proposal for the Build in Canada Innovation Program.

  • Canadian Innovation Centre

    Access research, training and consulting services to help you turn your idea into a product or service that is ready to be put on the market.

  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office

    If you want to protect your invention or creative work, this organization will provide you with what you need to protect your intellectual property rights.

  • Dairy Innovation Program

    You may be able to get a higher milk quota to develop and produce new and innovative dairy products.

  • Food Research and Development Centre

    Get help meeting your needs in food processing, small-scale testing, research and information analysis.

  • Innovation Insights

    Visit other manufacturers through an exchange program to study and share ideas on best practices in technological and process management.

  • Concierge service

    Find information and guidance to access programs and other resources to help with your business innovation.

  • NRC research facilities

    Test and improve your innovative products and technologies by reserving time in these research facilities and with field experts.

  • MaRS

    Access business skills resources, networking opportunities and capital for your science or technology business, or social enterprise.

  • Western Research Parks

    Get help developing and commercializing your innovative product or service by partnering with the University of Western Ontario's Research Parks.

  • Social Innovation Generation

    If you are an innovative social entrepreneur, you may get support through a variety of initiatives for ventures that have a social and/or environmental impact.


    This R&D network can help you access technology, expertise, and markets in Europe and beyond.

  • Digital Adoption Compass

    Gain the necessary knowledge to adopt digital technologies. Expand your scale and scope by finding new partnerships and exploring new approaches.

  • Invest-Tech

    If you have a technology business with high-growth potential, you may be able to obtain financing from this program's investment network.

  • Alberta Innovates

    You could get support for the research and innovation-based activities of your business from the Alberta Government.

  • Alberta Product Commercialization Centres

    If you are developing a new product, get the equipment, test facilities, lab and other services to bring your idea to market faster.

  • Connectica

    Use this self-service tool to find funding, programs, services and more to help with your business innovation.

  • Innovate Calgary

    Access programs, services, and other resources to help start and grow your innovative technology-focused business.

  • Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative

    Your Western business could get financial assistance to bring innovative products, processes and services to market.

  • novaNAIT

    Get assistance with business development, incubation, product development and research services to help get an invention, product or service to market.

  • GO Productivity

    Find out about the latest in productivity improvement tools, benchmarking, resources, events and services.

  • TEC Edmonton

    Find the resources and services you need to bring an invention or business to market, including mentoring, business planning, market analysis, and much more.

  • Startup Edmonton

    As an owner of a business startup you can become involved with events, mentorship, workspace, and accelerators designed to amplify creative innovation.

  • Centre for Research & Innovation

    See how the Centre can help you connect with scientists, researchers, investors and mentors in the Peace and Yellowhead regions of Alberta.

British ColumbiaManitobaNew Brunswick
  • New Brunswick Innovation Foundation

    Find out how this independent corporation could help you get the research funding or venture capital you need to develop your innovative idea.

Northwest TerritoriesNova Scotia
  • Canadian Institute of Fisheries Technology

    Access research and development services on a cost recovery basis to develop advanced technologies relating to seafood.

  • Innovacorp

    Get the capital and guidance you need to take your emerging technology business to the next level.

  • Perennia: New ideas in food & agriculture

    If you are in the agri-food or bio-economy business, this single point of contact can address your production, food safety, incubation and development needs.

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  • Atlantic Technology Centre

    If you have an information technology or new media company in Prince Edward Island, you can access office space with advanced communications and connectivity.