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Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative Accepting Applications
October 31st 2017 at 03:23 PM
Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative Accepting Applications
Fourth Intake of WINN helps western Canadian businesses build competitive innovation capabilities to seize opportunities in the global marketplace

News Release | Western Economic Diversification Canada
October 31, 2017


Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Western Canada will be able to grow and move their innovative technologies from the later stages of research and development to the global marketplace, as a result of Government of Canada support.

The call-for-proposals for Western Economic Diversification Canada‘s (WD) Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative was launched today by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada.

Applications will be accepted until November 29, 2017.

WINN investments support innovative SMEs with the greatest potential to energize the western economy and become instruments of growth. Funding support will focus on clusters where western Canadian companies are innovating, such as clean technology, clean resources, digital technology, advanced manufacturing, value added agriculture, and health biological sciences.

WINN offers repayable contributions to western Canadian entrepreneurs to help move their innovative ideas, products and services from the test bench to the marketplace. 

Read the full News Release here.