Funding & Grant Application Consulting within Canada
Since 1999, we have helped various types of companies evaluate their operations and R&D ideas to see if they have any areas which may be candidates for grants, loans, subsidies or investments. We only focus on industries regulated by Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
We have been involved in clinical trials, DIN application, intellectual property issues, strategic nutraceutical / drug marketing strategies, business plan developments (incl. for ACMPR) and regulatory issues for marketing materials. Therefore, our understanding of this particular industry and its unique needs is rather comprehensive.
As such, we feel we have the expertise to be of valuable assistance in identifying and applying for your funding needs for future growth. Therefore, we are pleased to offer you the following services.
- Perform a thorough review of your present operations in order to develop project ideas where funding may be allowed and areas where funding is not.
- Identify the various municipal, provincial, federal and private / industry-specific funding programs which may be available to your company.
- Financial, equipment & materials, labour, expertise, tax credits, etc.
- Assist with the technical aspects of the various applications / proposals.
- Estimate monetary values of each successful application.
- Technical liaison with the application recipients, on your behalf (if you wish).
B. Potential Grant or Subsidy Areas We Will Review:
- Including Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) input tax credits (ITCs)
- Product safety (toxicity, microbial & chemical contamination, pesticide residues, heavy metals and other contaminants).
- R&D for product efficacy.
- R&D for optimizing growing conditions to maximize the concentrations of the active ingredients (agronomics).
- For examples: maximizing crop yields, maximizing crop nutrient content, minimizing growth times and minimizing harvest costs.
- R&D for optimizing manufacturing conditions to minimize product degradation, which would cause reductions in the concentrations of active ingredients.
- Quality Assurance (QA) & Regulatory Affairs (RA) training & implementation for management and staff.
- Facility and equipment design/upgrades.
- Attending and presenting at conferences and trade shows.
- Exhibits at Trade Shows (travel costs and exhibit materials).
- Improvement (or development) of labels to obtain regulatory compliance, advertising and marketing materials (incl. brochures), web-site development for Canadian and foreign markets.
- Development of technical educational materials for doctors, pharmacists, other healthcare professionals, potential wholesalers & retailers and separate advertising / marketing materials for the end consumer.
- R&D for full nutritional analyses on any newly-developed products.
- Scientific Literature searches specific to your products (in areas where these products have only been used in Traditional methods or for new possible applications).
- R&D for enhancing shelf life (stability) of your products.
- Setting up a small QC / R&D lab within the new facilities.
- Compliance to regulations.
- Acquire technical / marketing expertise (& demographics, purchasing trends, etc.) for market expansion.
- The hiring and training of new staff to run specialty equipment, etc. (who may pay up to 50% of recently unemployed or specialized staff).
Why use a consultant?
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