Entries by R&D Partners

5 Sources of Funding for Your Aerospace Company

Canada is one of the most prominent players in the global aerospace industry and is home to many companies that are known on an international scale—Bombardier, CAE, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Héroux-Devtek and Thales are just a few among them. In fact, the aerospace industry accounted for over $24 billion in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) […]

SR&ED vs CDAE: Everything You Need to Know

For innovators in Canada, investments in research and development (R&D) are vital; however, funding innovation often proves challenging, especially for growing companies with limited resources. The Canadian and Provincial Governments have several programs to help propel investment in R&D in companies across the country. Among them are the Canada Revenue Agency’s Scientific Research and Experimental […]

5 Funding Opportunities for Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing Companies

Advanced manufacturing is at the core of the Canadian economy—without it, creating better products and services and improving productivity would be difficult, if not impossible. Robotics, additive manufacturing, and big data analytics are key to developing innovative and efficient manufacturing processes.  Canada has been seriously investing in robots since the 1990s. According to Statistics Canada, […]

Changes to the Tax Holiday Program for Foreign Researchers and Foreign Experts

The Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation (MEI) recently announced changes to the eligibility criteria for the Tax Holiday Program for Foreign Researchers (FR) and Foreign Experts (FE). This program is designed to facilitate the recruitment of foreign researchers or foreign experts capable of aiding in the commercialization of innovation activities or the advancement of […]

Your Questions About CDAE, Answered by an R&D Partners Expert

Introduction The Tax Credit for the Development of E-Business, commonly referred to as “CDAE” – its French-language abbreviation – is a provincial tax credit available in Quebec for businesses developing e-business software solutions in the province. To be eligible, a business must have a minimum of 6 eligible employees spending 75% or more of their […]

SR&ED vs IRAP: Everything You Need to Know

The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) and the CRA’s scientific research and experimental development tax credit (SR&ED) are two programs of major importance for Canadian innovators.   In this article, we will examine the key similarities and differences between SR&ED and IRAP and how these programs can work together to […]

2022-3 Quebec Budget: Key Takeaways for Quebec Innovators

Finance minister Eric Girard tabled budget 2022-2023 on March 22nd, 2022. The budget includes several measures to address the rise of the cost of living for Quebec taxpayers, but also many interesting updates that innovative businesses headquartered in or with operations in the province of Quebec will want to be aware of.   The largest spending […]

Funding Opportunities for Women Founders

March 8th marks International Women’s Day, and we thought this would be a fantastic opportunity to take a closer look at a few funding opportunities from government entities, not-for-profit organizations and accelerators focused on supporting women business founders nationwide.  This article provides a summary of some significant funders and support organizations in Canada that women-owned […]

Funding Opportunities for Black-Owned Businesses

To celebrate Black History month in Canada, we took a closer look at a few funding opportunities from government organization, public-private partnerships and non-profits specifically intended for black and other minority business owners across the country. This article offers an overview of some key funders and support organizations Black business founders in Canada should know […]