Through the Investing in Business Growth and Productivity initiative, FedDev Ontario is partnering with CME on a $20 million program called SMART Advanced Technologies for Global Growth. CME, Canada’s leading trade and industry association, promotes the competiveness of Canadian manufacturers and enables the successful export of Canadian goods and services to markets around the world.
SMART Advanced Technologies for Global Growth will support southern Ontario manufacturers in accelerating their investment in advanced technologies, including information and communications technologies, robotics, additive manufacturing (3D printing), sensor-based technologies, instrumentation, automated materials handling, nanotechnologies, advanced green technologies, and advanced communications technologies.
The program will support two types of projects:
Advanced Technology Assessment by qualified professionals who will examine the manufacturing performance of a company and recommend how advanced technologies could be implemented to improve the company’s productivity and capabilities. Advanced techn ology assessments will be eligible for funding of up to 50 percent of eligible costs to a maximum non-repayable contribution of $15,000.