Step-Up Program

Offered by: Mississauga Business Entrepreneur Centre (MBEC)

The IDEA Step-Up Program is a 6-month program that supports innovative and inclusive companies to grow and overcome barriers. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to attend workshops and seminars that address common challenges faced by CEOs of scaling companies, connect with experienced mentors, speakers, and peers, and present to investors, industry partners and City of Mississauga representatives to get started towards your next round of funding, sale, or partnership.

Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP)

Offered by: Ontario Centres of Innovation (OCI)

This program supports the collaboration between Academia and Industry to solve an industry-based problem and drive the commercialization of Intellectual Property [IP]. The institution will leverage the unique skills and specialized infrastructure that is instrumental to streamline internal innovations and commercialization needs. Resulting in targeted training of individuals and direct engagement with Industry to work on commercially viable solutions.

TalentEdge Internship Program (TIP)

Offered by: Ontario Centres of Innovation (OCI)

The TalentEdge Internship Program (TIP) stream of the Next Generation Network Program (NGNP) provides support for current college and university students and recent undergraduate or Masters graduates, to work on industry-driven research and development projects related to Next Generation Network (NGN) technologies at Ontario-based SMEs using the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN) platform. Companies can tap into world-class talent coming out of Ontario’s publicly-funded post-secondary institutions and strengthen their capacity to develop new products, services and processes, while interns receive hands-on industry experience to excel in the digital economy.

Market Readiness Co-Investment Fund

Offered by: Ontario Centres of Innovation (OCI)

The Market Readiness Co-Investment Fund provides direct investment to Ontario companies and passionate entrepreneurs with competitive/transformational IP building disruptive/next generation technologies to support their growth into scalable businesses.

Next Generation Networks Demonstration Program

Offered by: Ontario Centres of Innovation (OCI)

The Next Generation Network (NGN) Demonstration Program is designed to support Ontario-based small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to use the CENGN testbed to further develop proof-of-concept or demonstration projects that could lead to new technologies, products, processes and/or services. Funding is available for stand-alone SME projects or SME collaborations with industry partners and/or public sector organizations such as municipalities, healthcare facilities or public utilities. Proof-of-concept project activities can include, but are not limited to, technology adoption demonstration, start-up or scale-up support, prototyping, product testing and applied research and development.

Ideation Lab

Offered by: ICUBE UTM

Join the Ideation lab at ICUBE where changemakers from all backgrounds and industries are supported as they turn their big ideas into reality. Staff and mentors at ICUBE offer the resources and skill training you need to map out a sustainable business or organization. Whether you have been building an invention, dreaming of starting a non-profit, or see a nagging problem that you know you could fix – this program will help you make it happen!