We understand the crucial role that funding plays in enabling businesses to bring their R&D projects to fruition. Our team of experts is well-versed in the intricacies of funding opportunities available at various levels, including government grants, industry-specific programs, and private sector collaborations. We take a personalized approach, tailored to the unique needs and goals of each business. 

We offer a range of services, including grant application assistance, proposal development, and project evaluation, ensuring that businesses have a strong foundation to secure the necessary funding. Let Fanshawe be your strategic partner in navigating the funding landscape to unlock opportunities and propel your business to new heights of success. 


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Funding Opportunities

These funding opportunities are already available in-house. If you meet the requirements of the funding stream, there is no application needed and the project can be started right away! The streams can help cover up to 75% of project costs in areas of research and development. 

Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (SONAMI)

SONAMI is a network of colleges and one university, who, through their respective Research and Innovation Centres, are collaborating with small- and medium-sized companies to turn innovations into commercialized products. SONAMI leverages faculty, students and state-of-the-market equipment, together with funding from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, to support manufacturing in southern Ontario.

Areas of Focus:

  • Advanced manufacturing-related research specifically focused on agriculture and agri-food
  • Proof-of-concept manufacturing design & build, in a wide variety of industry sectors 
  • Food processing, Food testing
  • Bio-waste (product extraction) 


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NSERC Innovation Enhancement (IE)

The objective of the IE grants is to increase innovation at the community and/or regional level by enabling Canadian colleges to increase their capacity to work with local companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The grants support the growth of applied research capacity, leading to increased business collaborations that facilitate commercialization, as well as technology transfer, adaptation and adoption of new technologies.

Areas of Focus:

  • Food and beverage product development
  • Food and beverage testing
  • Nutritional and shelf-life testing
  • Microbiology


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Canadian Bio-Cleantech Applied Research Network (CBARN)

The Canadian Bio-Cleantech Applied Research Network (CBARN) is a network of Southern Ontario Colleges who collaborate with small and medium sized bio-based companies to provide access to Research & Innovation services to support the development of new and optimization of existing bio technologies that generate advanced commercialization and job growth.

Areas of Focus:

  • Clean technology development and adoption
  • Biorefinery, bioenergy, bioproducts, biotechnology, biomaterials, bioprocesses, natural health products, sustainable and regenerative agriculture


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