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Innovation Funding Overview: SR&ED, TECTERRA, IRAP & Mitacs

Innovation Funding Overview: SR&ED, TECTERRA, IRAP & Mitacs
on May 13, 2014
Innovation Funding Overview: SR&ED, TECTERRA, IRAP & Mitacs

Boast Capital held an Innovation Funding Lunch & Learn with support from Calgary Economic Development on May 13, 2014.The following four Innovation Funding programs were covered:

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  • Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Credits
  • TECTERRA’s Geomatics Funding Programs
  • National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)
  • Mitacs’ Research Internships


SR&ED, TECTERRA, IRAP and Mitacs’ Innovation Funding Programs at a Glance:

*Please note that this chart is meant to provide a simplified overview of complex funding programs. Please contact the funding organizations for specific details regarding eligibility criteria and more info.Slides from the Innovation Funding Lunch & Learn Presentation on May 13:

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SR&ED Tax Credits TECTERRA’s IND Program IRAP’s Tech Innovation Projects Mitacs’ Elevate & Accelerate Internships
Must be Canadian-Controlled? No Yes Yes No
Province-Specific? No No (Some programs are specific to AB) No No
Must be SME? No Yes Yes No
Industry Specific? No Geomatics Technology No
Funding Amount(s)? Up to 64% of qualifying expendituresup to $3M Between $150 – $500K Between $30K – $300K

Accelerate – $7.5K (at minimum)

Accelerate Cluster – $44K

Elevate- $32K

Repayable Contribution? No – credit Yes – if commercial success No No
Funder Matching Amount? No 50% 50% – 80%

Accelerate – Match $7.5K

Accelerate Cluster – Match $36K

Elevate – Match $25K


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