Economic Action Plan 2013 introduced new measures to take business innovation to the next level. The Concierge Service is part of the Government of Canada’s efforts to help small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Canada identify and access the most relevant business innovation assistance and programs.
The Investing in Commercialization Partnerships (ICP) initiative supports business-led partnerships with a focus on developing globally-competitive products and services. Increased collaboration among businesses, post-secondary institutions and research organizations narrows the gap between innovation and commercialization.
The Automotive Innovation Fund (AIF) provides $250 million over five years to support automotive firms’ strategic, large-scale research and development (R&D) projects to build innovative, greener, more fuel-efficient vehicles.
The Government will examine whether the conflict of interest provisions contained in the financial sector statutes remain consistent with the overall Government policy as outlined in the Conflict of Interest Act.