NORTHERN INDUSTRIES INNOVATION FUND

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PROGRAM IS FULLY COMMITTED FOR 2020

The Northern Industries Innovation Fund (NIIF) program provides incremental funding to support innovation projects that increase the competitiveness of local businesses in traditional industries across Northern B.C. The program is also intended to support economic diversification and/or viability of businesses to mitigate the economic impact of the pine beetle epidemic. NIIF supports applied research and development, new or improved products and services, and testing of innovative equipment or technologies to support capital investment decisions

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FUNDING PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

ELIGIBLE BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS

All applicants must be located/headquartered within the Northern Development Initiative Trust region.

  • Privately owned
  • Incorporated
  • Less than 500 employees
  • Revenues less than $100 million
  • Registered non-profit organizations engaged in industrial activities
  • Post-secondary institutions working with a private sector partner or an applied research project with private sector implications
  • Community contribution companies

Priority is given to companies operating in the regions most impacted by the pine beetle epidemic.

*We will also consider applications from community-based innovations hubs where the project deliverables are directly transferable to industry development.

ELIGIBLE INDUSTRIES

  • Agriculture
  • Aquaculture
  • Energy
  • Forestry
  • High tech
  • Industrial supply chain
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas
  • Transportation

Lo-Bar Log Transport Co Ltd – Thinning Timber Stands Strengthens Tree Quality – Prince George.

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FUNDING TERMS

Up to $50,000 in rebate funding to a maximum of 50% of the total project budget.

The applicant must contribute a minimum 10% of the project budget.

APPLY FOR FUNDING

Please review all program documents in detail as incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Complete application forms with all required attachments should be provided electronically to Northern Development by email.

Email: info@northerndevelopment.bc.ca

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CONTACT US

If you’d like to discuss your project in further detail with Northern Development staff, please contact us by email, phone, or filling out the form below. Also, we encourage you to reach out to us if you think you are eligible for funding for categories that are not specified here.

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