Central ontario innovation information forum

It’s time to bust some myths. Does your business need new opportunities for products or services to be sold? Are you feeling stuck and need other avenues for your business to keep moving forward? Have you ever thought about what advantages you could have by tapping into programs that could improve tools and processes for your biz? First mythbuster – it’s true, the Government of Canada has new innovative programs and services available for your business to leverage so you can advance your business and put the above questions to rest!

Sandbox Centre welcomes you to join the Central Ontario Innovation Information Forum, where local businesses, from startups to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will have the opportunity to engage with federal government procurement officials and agencies to learn more about Canadian innovation programs and services that are available to you. 

In this virtual session, hear directly from government and industry partners: Public Service and Procurement Canada, Department of National Defence, Canadian Intellectual Property Office, Canada Revenue Agency, FedDev Ontario, and many more! Some takeaways include: 

  • Learn about Bidding on Opportunities and Supplying Professional Services
  • Learn about Obtaining Security Clearance – which is required to access Classified/Protected information or sensitive Government of Canada worksites
  • Find out if the Government of Canada buys your good or service
  • Learn about federal funding, grants and tax incentives programs
  • Get up to date on the government programs that will support your business community

Second myth – starting a journey into dealing with government programs and services, like procurement, is difficult and time consuming. False! Sure it sounds daunting, but the Office of Small Medium Enterprises (OSME) bridges the gap between suppliers and government departments to make it an understandable and achievable process, ensuring fairness and transparency every step of the way. Join us as we kick other myths to the curb, and learn to expand your thinking when it comes to innovation in business no matter the size or industry! 

WHEN: OCTOBER 7, 2021 – 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Free Virtual Free Session 


Who should join? Entrepreneurs, innovators, resource providers, organizations supporting SMEs, startup companies, small and medium enterprises, individuals interested in learning more about how Canada is innovating with SMEs and startups.


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