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Thursday February 20, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST
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John D. Bradley Convention Centre
565 Richmond Street
Chatham, ON N7M 1R2

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Economic Development Services

Invest for Tomorrow ~ Funding Innovation

Have you wondered how to access and leverage capital to grow your manufacturing business? Join us for a half-day session to learn which funding program is right for your company.  Canadian manufacturers can access non-repayable grants, low or no interest loans in several growth areas:

Innovation, Research & Development, Operational & Capital Purchases

Decision makers in Manufacturing sector should attend this event - CEO, CFO, Plant Manager, Owner/Operator & Business Development Vice Presidents.  Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops and tablets to interact with the programs offered.

FedDev Ontario is committed to delivering effective, efficient and client-focused service to applicants. To learn more about FedDev's funding opportunities click here.
NRC-IRAP helps small and medium sized firms develop new technology and products that have the potential to materially increase the firm's sales or employment.  Click here to learn more.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Regional Offices are a valuable source of knowledge and expertise about research and innovation across the region and can connect you with the information you require and the people you need to know. Here is a link to their Ontario page.
The Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment (MEDTE) has information about funding including the newly launched South Western Ontario Development Fund (SWODF), as well as Export Market Access & Ontario Exporter Funds.
Ontario Chamber of Commerce offers the Global Growth Fund Programs to assist you with exporting.
Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is the only bank dedicated to entrepreneurs. Learn more on their website here.
Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) offers Consortium Members a broad range of services and programs to help them become more competitive. Learn more. Interactive Manufacturing Innovation Networks (iMiN) connects manufacturers both within and outside their regions to collaborate on common goals and resolutions.  Here is a link to sign up.
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