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Research & Development

Finding ways to create innovative products that serve your industry is costly. Here are 11 ways to have some of your Research and Development (R&D) costs covered.

  • Canada Foundation for Innovation Funds.
 Get up to 40% of project costs on R&D infrastructure costs for work done in partnership with universities, colleges, research hospitals, and non-profit research institutions.
  • Eastern Ontario Development Fund – Ontario 
(EODF). 15% of project expenses, to a maximum of $1.5 million,  for new technologies, new equipment, or employees’ skills training. For project investments of $10+ million that create 50+ jobs, funding maybe be available in the form of secured repayable loan, to a maximum of
    $5 million in provincial support.  There is a new Small Community Pilot based on a community’s population density. This provincial government initiative helps you drive your competitiveness and grow.
  • Innovation Demonstration Fund. Contributions up to $2 million are given to help commercialize innovative technologies. These non-interest bearing repayable, or forgivable, loans help you take care of royalty agreements and equity participation.
  • Innovation Financing (BDC): Get financing of up to $250,000 to help innovative businesses like you take advantage of new markets and new technologies.
  • New Technology Tax Incentive (ONTTI) – Ontario: Immediately write-off 100% of the cost of qualifying intellectual properties (acquired in the course of an intellectual property transfer).
  • Eastern Ontario Development Program – Federal
(EODP). In order to promote socio-economic development in rural Eastern Ontario, The Government of Canada distributed $20-million amongst 15 Eastern Ontario Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs). The goal is to encourage a competitive and diversified regional economy, contributing to the successful development of business and job opportunities for sustainable, self-reliant communities.
  • Innovation Tax Credit (OITC) – Ontario: A 10% refundable provincial tax credit, on R&D expenditure claims less than $200,000.
  • Loyalist College:  Colleges Ontario Network for Industry Innovation (CONII): Able to fund applied research activities, project funding for up to $30 000 can assist Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NIE) enterprises to build the success of their business.

Contact QEDC for more information on locating or investing in the Bay of Quinte Region.


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