Northern Industries Innovation Fund (NIIF)

By mmuise

The Northern Industries Innovation Fund program provides funding for small and medium sized companies engaged in forestry, agriculture, aquaculture, mining, energy, oil and gas, manufacturing and the supply chain activities related to these sectors. The program will support applied research and development, new or improved products and services and testing of innovative equipment or technologies to support capital investment decisions.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is a rebate of up to $50,000.

Deadline: Applications are closed. This program will reopen in January 2024.

Applicants must be:

  • be businesses or organizations located/headquartered within the Northern Development Initiative Trust region.
    a) Privately owned;
    b) Incorporated;
    c) Less than 500 employees;
    d) Revenues less than $100 million;
    e) Registered non-profit organizations engaged in industrial activities;
    f) Post-secondary institutions working with a private sector partner or an applied research project with private sector implications;
    g) Community contribution companies;
    h) Priority is given to companies operating in the regions most impacted by the pine beetle epidemic.
  • be in the following industries:
    a) Agriculture;
    b) Aquaculture;
    c) Energy;
    d) Forestry;
    e) High tech;
    f) Industrial supply chain;
    g) Manufacturing;
    h) Mining;
    i) Oil and gas;
    j) Transportation.
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