Up to 35% of eligible costs or $100,000 for an ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY PROJECT
DO YOU HAVE A NEW PROJECT:
– That focuses on adapting or adopting advanced technologies?
– That will net new increase of permanent jobs?
– That will increase export sales and/or expand into new export markets? (Direct or through global supply chain)
ARE YOU A MANUFACTURER
in Southern Ontario?
HAVE YOU BEEN AN INCORPORATED BUSINESS
for 2 years or more continuously?
DO YOU HAVE
15-1,000 FTE employees?
ARE YOU ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE
that you are engaged in international markets? (i.e. companies that export, are going to export, or are selling in a value chain leading to export.)
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN FUNDING
up to 35% of eligible costs to a maximum contribution of $100,000?
HAVE YOU RECEIVED FUNDING IN THE PAST?
Previously approved applicants are eligible to apply for this new program.
ARE YOU UNSURE IF YOUR PROJECT IS ELIGIBLE?
There is a brief pre-screening form available on the SMART Program website. Equipment and technology acquisitions proposed under the SMART program must be new or applied in a unique and innovative manner that will allow the applicant to achieve technological advancements which support production or processes.
Project applications must clearly articulate how the project will adapt or adopt advanced technologies. For a description of advanced technologies, refer to the definitions section on the SMART Program website. All project applications must also include a business case outline to identify why this project is necessary and how it will impact the current business, along with a profitability analysis. Applications will not be approved without proper preparation and care in this area.
Apply online by December 31, 2016
All project activities must be completed by June 30, 2017
All reports must be submitted no later than September 30, 2017
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This link will take you to the SMART Program page.