Deadline Approaching for Western Innovation Initiative

Published on Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Eligible companies apply now to the Western Innovation Initiative (WINN)!

WINN is a $100 million five-year federal initiative that offers repayable contributions for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Western Canada. Startups can request up to $3.5 million per project to commercialize the development of their technology-based products, processes and services. WINN awarded $8.5 million to 12 BC startups during their last call for applications. Prepare your application to take advantage of this great resource! Applications close on October 30, 2014.

Funding from WINN can support a variety of tasks that are essential in taking a product from R&D to the market:

  • Product testing and technology demonstrations
  • Equipment purchases and installation
  • Regulatory approval
  • Marketing
  • Intellectual property protection

What makes you eligible? Check out WINN’s FAQs page.