International Strategic Opportunities Program (ISOP)

ISOP provides funding for strategic international collaborations between Ontario research institutions and the global research community. The goal of the program is to improve Ontario’s long-term economic potential by attracting and retaining the best and brightest research talent.

Ontario Business Research Institute Tax Credit

Your corporation could be eligible for a 20% tax credit for scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED) performed through an eligible research institute (ERI).

Ontario Innovation Tax Credit

If you are an Ontario-based corporation, you may be able to claim a 10% tax credit for scientific research & experimental development carried out in Ontario.

Early Researcher Awards

Funding of up to $100,000 for promising, recently appointed Ontario researchers to help them build their research teams of graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and research associates.

Ontario Emerging Technologies Fund (OETF)

The Ontario Emerging Technologies Fund will co-invest — with qualified venture capital funds and other private investors — directly into companies working within the focus areas defined by Ontario’s Innovation Agenda.

  • Clean technologies
  • Life sciences and advanced health technologies
  • Digital media and information and communications technologies.

A discretionary, non-entitlement investment program, the OETF is a $250 million fund that will commit a maximum of $50-million per year for five years. Investments will be made alongside qualified co-investors into innovative, high-growth Ontario companies. Only Qualified Investors — those approved as eligible to submit a potential investment opportunity for consideration — can propose investments to the fund. Companies interested in investment must work through Qualified Investors.

Ontario Innovation Agenda

Right now, somewhere in a lab in Windsor or Toronto, or Ottawa — or in the many places in between – bright Ontarians are inventing our future.


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