Innovative Solutions Canada is now accepting applications!

Innovative Solutions Canada is now accepting applications!

Innovative Solutions Canada is a new $100 million hybrid procurement program setting out to foster partnerships between the Government of Canada and small business innovators. In search of novel solutions to challenges, the program will support small business innovators by funding cutting-edge research and the development of technology and products. Phases of the program are as follows:

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RRC's Applied Computer Education is celebrating 50 years!

Western Canada Represents at CES

Western Canada Represents at CES
55 Western Canadian Companies Set to Scale-Up in Vegas With ICT West

For Immediate Release: Hatching companies is an important element of any tech ecosystem, but the growth of these companies is also essential. 55 companies from Western Canada touch down in Las Vegas for International CES – the world-renowned trade show – to showcase their technologies and build connections that will help them scale. The 5 made-in-Manitoba companies attending as part of the ICT West delegation are all in hiring mode and are ready grow.

What does this mean for Manitoba’s economy? Long-term development of the tech ecosystem in Manitoba depends on people looking out to scale up. High-growth, export-oriented companies lead to job creation, which is good for the provincial economy. With a delegation of companies that have pitched successfully on Dragon’s Den like TrapTap, developed AI chat bots like Master of Code, are invested in creating smart city solutions like Trainfo and so much more, Manitoba-made innovation is moving well beyond the provincial borders.

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Lazaridis Institute Study - Short Survey for tech companies

It’s time for the 3rd Annual Lazaridis Institute Study of Canadian Tech Firms!
This survey will help the Lazaridis Institute better understand key growth drivers and help support Canadian tech firms. PLUS they will customize the results for every firm that shares their name. That means you can BENCHMARK how your practices and your performance compare to other tech companies.
It’s FREE of charge.
Who should do the survey? A key player in the management team -- someone intimate with your business practices.
How do you participate? Go to:  
If you have any questions, please call Nicole (519 880 5566) or email

Build in Canada Innovation Program Challenge initiative

The Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) has launched its new Challenge initiative. Building on its first seven-years of success the program is piloting a new “Challenge Call for Proposals” (CFP) where federal government departments will solicit innovative solutions to their unique challenges. The introduction of BCIP’s Challenge CFP represents a natural evolution of the program. It will be launched in addition to the program’s existing open CFP, and will provide more opportunities for innovative Canadian companies to land their first sale with the Government of Canada.

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