Regional innovation ecosystems

Regional innovation ecosystems

Funding under this program stream helps create, grow and develop strong and inclusive regional networks that support business growth and innovation. This will foster the entrepreneurial environment necessary for more innovative regional economies and increase the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME). 

ACOA's investments target not-for-profit organizations that provide support to businesses at each stage of development in areas where there are opportunities for growth and where investments will further enhance business support networks for under-represented groups—including women, Indigenous peoples and young entrepreneurs—promoting their entrepreneurial talent.

Investments under this program stream will:

How to apply

Contact your nearest ACOA office to discuss your project and then complete and submit the Application for Financial Assistance form.
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