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Innovation Information Forum (IIF) for SOUTHERN ONTARIO

June 1 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Hamilton, Ontario –  Public Services and Procurement Canada – Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Ontario Region and their Government of Canada partners are hosting this unique event for the Southern Ontario business community. This event will be hosted in partnership with local partners McMaster Innovation ParkInnovation Factory and Innovate Niagara.

The Innovation Information Forums are a series of sessions in a number of Ontario communities that will bring together Government of Canada departments and agencies to present current federal innovation programs. Hear from representatives from federal departments and agencies on how their programs and services support innovation in Canada.

Partners, Programs and Services: (* presenters are subject to change)


12:15 pm – Virtual check in

12:30 pm – Greetings and opening remarks from local partners

12:35 pm – Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) – Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) – Demystifying Federal Procurement

12:50 pm – Department of National Defence (DND) – Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS)

1:15 pm – National Research Council (NRC) – Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)

1:45 pm – Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) – Intellectual Property – The Basics

2:15 pm – Natural Science and Engineering Research Council Canada (NSERC) – Alliance Grants 

2:45 pm – Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) – Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) – Tax Incentive Program

3:15 pm – FedDev Ontario – Industrial and Technological Benefits

3:45 pm – Closing remarks – Local Partners

4:00 pm – END

If you require special assisstance or are having difficulites registering please contact the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises at 1-800-668-5378 or [email protected]

*Please note a final confirmation email will be provided to all registered attendees with additional instructions and connection details in the days leading upto the event. The presentations are offered FREE of charge and will be delivered in English. Please contact us for service in French.

**Please provide an active email address when you register as additional information regarding the event will be sent to you a few days before the event.


June 1
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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