Many federal, provincial and municipal agencies can help you get some funding for your additive manufacturing projects.
Below is a list of programs available.
Metal additive manufacturing demonstration program
Canada Makes partners with NRC IRAP to deliver the Metal additive manufacturing demonstration program designed to provide companies with a better understanding of the advantages and business opportunities both in terms of cost savings and efficiency of adopting AM technology and processes.
Canada Makes has an interactive metal additive manufacturing process and design guide designed to assist SMEs in adopting metal AM to their process.
SMART Advanced Technologies for Global Growth Program
CME’s SMART Advanced Technologies for Global Growth Program is funded by FedDev Ontario to support Ontario manufacturers in accelerating their investment in advanced technologies.
Other funding programs that could help you:
Industrial Research Assistance Program: Funding and advisory services for all your research needs.
Business Innovation Access Program: The Business Innovation Access Program (BIAP) is a Government of Canada pilot program, announced in the 2013 Budget, that provides $20 million in funding to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help them access business services or technical assistance at Canada’s learning institutions and publicly funded research organizations to bring bigger and better innovations to market faster.
The Funding Portal: One-stop shop to find the best sources of government support.
The NRC Concierge Service: Find out about all federal government’s funding programs.
FedDev (Southern Ontario only): The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) was launched in 2009 as part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan to work with the region’s communities, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations to actively promote the region and build a strong foundation of partnerships and relationships to secure Canada’s long-term prosperity.
FedNor (Northern Ontario only): Through its flagship Northern Ontario Development Program, FedNor invests in projects that support community economic development, business growth and competitiveness, and innovation.
Western Economic Diversification (Western Canada only): For more than 25 years, Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) has been working to diversify the western economy while improving the quality of life of western Canadians. We aim to be a leader in building a strong, competitive West by focusing on business development, innovation, and community development.
At the centre of the economic development of the regions of Quebec, the Agency provides assistance to enterprises, communities and the organizations that support them through its network of business offices located throughout the province.
The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency works to create opportunities for economic growth in Atlantic Canada by helping businesses become more competitive, innovative and productive, by working with diverse communities to develop and diversify local economies, and by championing the strengths of Atlantic Canada. Together, with Atlantic Canadians, we are building a stronger economy.