In today’s Global, knowledge-based marketplace, staying innovative is critical for success, no matter how large or small an organization may be. If you know of a business or research organization that may have a project that looks to:

  • further develop an innovative product so it can be marketed
  • develop or apply improved technology for your business
  • bring a research idea from the lab to the marketplace

then it may be eligible for assistance under the Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF). This fund is here to assist so if you or someone in your network may be involved in such a project then we encourage you to apply or to pass on the word to your connections.

The application process starts with the submission of a mandatory Letter of Intent to ACOA before August 14, 2:00 p.m. AST, followed by a detailed Project Proposal due November 6, 2013, 2:00 p.m. AST.

Today, many Atlantic Canadians are working hard to find a way to turn innovations into marketable products and services so they can grow their businesses and strengthen our economy. The list of benefits organizations can reap by staying innovative is significant–improved bottom-line, increased competiveness and productivity, and new customers in local, national and international, markets.
 
Since its launch in 2001, the AIF has been helping Atlantic Canadians compete in a global economy through the development and commercialization of new ideas, technologies, products and services.

To find out more about the Atlantic Innovation Fund and to see examples of Innovation at Work, visit: www.acoa.gc.ca

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