Blue Sky Economic Growth Corporation (BSEGC) – BTIF Program (2022)

Description:

BTIF is a FedNor-funded initiative which assists SMEs in the Blue Sky Net region within Northeastern Ontario develop their capacity for business technology and their ability for technology adoption. The BTIF grant helps to alleviate the costs of implementing innovative technology solutions.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to $5,000 to adopt broadband and e-business and marketing solutions and up to $25,000.00 to acquire digital technology such as software.

In each scenario the applicant is required to contribute a minimum 50% toward the project.
Reimbursements are provided after proof of payment (processed cheque, cancelled cheque, receipt, etc.) and invoices are submitted.

Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • Be SMEs
  • be located in Northeastern Ontario within the Blue Sky Net service region,
  • Be an established full-time business
  • Have been in operation for at least one year.
  • have a valid Canadian business number.

Established seasonal businesses are eligible.

Eligible SMEs targeted under the program could include, but are not limited to those which fall under the following industry sector categories:

  • Advanced Manufacturing;
  • Agri-Food;
  • Health/Bio-Sciences;
  • Clean Technology;
  • Digital;
  • Tourism;
  • Resources.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:

  • The BTIF Application
  • Project quotes
  • The Pre-Agreement document.

Other Things to Note:

BTIF is a FedNor-funded initiative which assists businesses develop their capacity for e-business and in effect their ability to compete and thrive in the digital age.

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