Maurice
Posted: February 8, 2022

Amount:

Not Applicable

Type of Program:

Program


Description:

The Hardware Catalyst Initiative is Canada’s first hardware and silicon-focused lab and incubator. This competitive program supports companies building foundational technologies that support transformative sectors like AI, quantum computing, 5G, IoT, UAV, virtual reality, and beyond. Over the next five years, the HCI will support up to 40 companies, create over 200 jobs, and commercialize 15 new products and technologies.

Comments on Funding:

No Funding involved.


When It Ends:

Ongoing

Deadline:

Rolling deadline

Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • companies building foundational technologies that support transformative sectors like AI, quantum computing, 5G, IoT, UAV, virtual reality, and beyond;
  • Southern Ontario-based tech SMEs.

Applications Steps:

1

Applicants must submit their application online.

Other Things to Note:

  1. 1
    ventureLAB is a leading technology hub located in Markham in York Region, Canada’s second largest tech cluster.
  2. 2
    Over the next five years, the HCI will support up to 40 companies, create over 200 jobs, and commercialize 15 new products and technologies.
  3. 3
    In 2021 HardTech Pitch Competition awarded close to $100,000 in cash and in-kind prizing, and serve as an application to the coveted third cohort of ventureLAB’s Hardware Catalyst Initiative. Eligible companies will fast-track their applications to the Hardware Catalyst Initiative, Canada’s only hardware and semiconductor lab and incubator to help accelerate commercialization at scale. - no information found about future competitions.
  4. 4
    There is an apply now button on the webpage, but is not active.

About the author 

Maurice

Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
Click here to learn more about Moe's background and how he can help your business.

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