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The CONNECT Program

GreenCentre Canada's CONNECT Program provides commercial and technical services to SMEs across Canada to accelerate the commercialization of new products and services.
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PROGRAM STATUS: CLOSED
ELIGIBLE SECTOR: BIOPRODUCTS
FUNDING VALUE: $15,000

About

GreenCentre Canada’s CONNECT Program, supported by NRC-IRAP, provides funding to eligible Canadian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to accelerate the commercialization of new products and services.

Leverage the technical or commercial services of Canadian service providers in short-term projects. We will facilitate your collaboration with a complementary Canadian Service provider to develop a strategic project plan that meets your needs.

Criteria

  • Applicants must be a Canadian SME (<500 employees)
  • Applicant’s technology must belong to the bioproducts sector
  • Service Provider must be a Canadian company, with an arm’s length relationship to the Applicant
  • Eligible projects may be up to a maximum of $15,000 CDN + applicable taxes
  • All projects must be completed and invoiced by March 15, 2024
  • Applicants who have completed a project under the CONNECT program in the previous fiscal year (2022/04/01 – 2023/03/31) are not eligible to apply in the current fiscal year

How We Support You

We’re committed to driving innovation and supporting your business’s growth. Our rigorous proposal review process, contingent upon NRC-IRAP approval and funding availability, ensures project success.

The services of only one service provider may be used per application. We recognize the importance of connecting with the right service provider, and we are here to facilitate introductions upon your request. To ensure equitable access, service providers can work on up to five projects per fiscal year.

Our commitment to inclusivity extends to providing applications in both official languages, ensuring accessibility for all.

Intellectual Property Policy

All intellectual property developed in the program will be owned by the applicant. Service providers must not make claims on any intellectual property developed during program activities.

Steps To Apply

  • Review the eligibility criteria.
  • Reach out to us for an initial discussion. This screening process will help us better understand your company and needs. If suitable, we will then provide you with an application document.

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