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NCFDC launches thriveFORWARD

NCFDC has announced the launch of our newest industrial sustainability and innovation initiative: thriveFORWARD (click here to read the official press release via BusinessWire). The initiative will propel investment in innovation capital across southern Ontario and assist organizations in future-proofing their businesses, building resiliency, creating jobs and preparing for long-term growth by transitioning to a green economy.

thriveFORWARD at a glance:

Performance-based matched funding: $25,000 for Start-ups, $100,000 for SMEs.

▲ Key themes: going green and digital transformation
▲ Critical sectors: food, medical supplies, bio-manufacturing
▲ Activities:

  • Scale up/market expansion
  • Increased sales performance (domestic and/or export markets)
  • Supply chain adaptation
  • Market diversification

NCFDC will provide a continuous open application intake period until the fund is fully subscribed.

thriveFORWARD prioritizes diverse organizations and equity-deserving entrepreneurs.

Please visit the thriveFORWARD webpage (click here) for further details, guidelines and our easy and our easy online application.