If you’re the owner of a small or medium-sized Canadian company, and are looking to invest in its growth, you have the chance to apply for a unique opportunity.
This week Navdeep Bains, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced the launch of the Patent Collective pilot program, designed to lend businesses the support need to grow and get more competitive.
The program is based on putting Intellectual Property (IP) front and centre in Canadian business.
The program is part of the government’s five-year, $85.3 million Intellectual Property (IP) Strategy, a promise made to help Canadian businesses and creators understand, protect and access intellectual property.
- Many businesses sourcing product domestically due to pandemic
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Eventually, this will help Canadian businesses create good, well-paying jobs needed to turn their ideas into new goods and services to compete in the marketplace.
More information on the program can be found here.
Applications for the Patent Collective program are due March 15, 2019.