FAQ 5 (a): Government Programs which can Support your R&D, Innovation and Commercialization

The following government programs provide specific information and assistance relative to product R&D, innovation, and commercialization. See also Canada Ontario Business for a list of all government programs which can benefit entrepreneurs and assist them to grow their businesses.

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)

OMAFRA has programs and assistance which can help entrepreneurs, particularly those in the agricultural sector with their R&D, innovation and commercialization requirements. These include:

Ontario Research Centres

Ontario’s research centres and Centres of Excellence can help you with product R&D, innovation and commercialization. These centres have scientists, researchers and other specialists who can help you improve your product, its design and manufacture. To learn more about what these centres can do for you, go to:

Industry Canada

Industry Canada also offers programs and assistance to support product research and development, innovation and commercialization. For further information on Industry Canada programs, go to:

Industry Canada

Canada Revenue Agency

The Canada Revenue Agency has established a very important program to support research and development. The SR&ED program is a federal tax incentive program that encourages Canadian businesses of all sizes, and in all sectors to conduct research and development (R&D) in Canada. To find our more about this program please visit:

Scientific Research and Development Program (SR&ED)

Other Ontario and Canadian Government Programs Accessible through Canada Business Ontario

Canada Business Ontario has useful on-line information about Ontario and Canadian Government programs to assist entrepreneurs with R&D, innovation and commercialization opportunities. Programs from Ontario Ministries of Economic Development and Trade, Energy, Natural Resources, Tourism, Universities, Colleges & Universities as well as Federal departments of Foreign Affairs and International Trade , Agriculture, Natural Resources, Human Resources Development Canada amongst others can be accessed through Canada Business Ontario. To find out more about these program areas and to access additional organizations visit:

Other Programs and Sources of Information

Please visit the links below to find out more information:

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