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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All applicants must be located/headquartered within the Northern Development Initiative Trust region.
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.
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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.
Please review the program guidelines for eligibility criteria.
To request an application form, please contact Northern Development staff to discuss the proposed project and eligibility to the funding program. Staff can assist with the application process.Email 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.