(Image: Anthony Reinhart, Communitech). An employee at the UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory in Toronto assembles a satellite. UTIAS is working with Communitech to send two satellites into space next year.
(Image: Anthony Reinhart, Communitech). An employee at the UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory in Toronto assembles a satellite. UTIAS is working with Communitech to send two satellites into space next year.


How Quebec firms can save big on R&D

It is a little known fact that organizations can receive more advantageous tax credits of up to 35 per cent of all R&D expenses, including salaries and materials, if the research is conducted

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 16th, 2013 Lydia Cappelli

Series “A” financing: Will it be crunch, cliff, or sustainable customers?

Much has been written in recent months of  The Series "A" Crunch. Some view it as an epidemic that will cause the startup bubble to burst. Others see in as a rain storm

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 15th, 2013 Gerard Buckley

Canadian businesses aren’t spending enough on innovation: report

A new report from the Conference Board of Canada is calling out Canada’s business community for failing to invest in innovation, releasing a report card that ranks Canada near the bottom of its

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 4th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Industry Canada encourages private R&D investment in small firms

The federal government has updated the Industrial and Regional Benefits (IRB) policy to encourage firms receiving major government defence and security contracts to in turns partner with small businesses, it announced yesterday. The

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 21st, 2013 Brian Jackson

SR&ED and the law of unintended consequences

By Francis Moran  Canada’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credit program is undoubtedly one of the most popular industrial incentive schemes around. Shortened to SR&ED and usually referred to as “Shred,” the program provides

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 7th, 2012 Francis Moran

Small biz seeks SRED improvements in federal budget

Streamlined research and development tax credit paperwork and centralized government IT procurement programs were at the top of the wish list of a business and technology organization yesterday as its members awaited the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 26th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Harper signals upcoming SR&ED revamp

Canada's $3.5 billion-a-year Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit is up for a revamp soon, according to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. About 25,000 companies across Canada, many of them small and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 28th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

How to develop tech products with potential

By Agnes Haak As a mentor and consultant to small and medium sized businesses, I have encountered many IT professionals and entrepreneurs who are developing new technology and are asking for help on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 29th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Will flow-through shares program help finance tech firms?

By Denzil Doyle During the past three or four decades, Canadian policy makers at both the federal and provincial levels have tried just about every trick in the book to finance technology companies,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 12th, 2011 Francis Moran

“Gatekeepers with teeth” help Canadian firms invest wisely in tough economy

Ashraf Ali understands the importance of giving his company’s gatekeepers some serious armaments so they can have the power to decide whether to kill or let go.The president of Markham, Ont.-based Fastek International

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 1st, 2009 Brian Jackson

Product names and the people who hate them

Coca-Cola, Nike, McDonald's, IBM – all solid brand names which despite strong customer connections saw at one time or another the need for an image makeover.For most companies seeking to shore up sagging

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 28th, 2007 Nestor Arellano