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PIC Helps Every Step of the Way

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Date: May 30, 2016
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Ana Blouin, Project Development Manager, [email protected] or (705) 269-1354

PIC Helps Every Step of the Way
New Pre-commercialization Program Launches
TIMMINS, ON: The Productivity and Innovation Centre (PIC) stands by their word when they say they help organizations during all stages of the business cycle. Checking off another stage, PIC is launching a new regional program, Pre-commercialization Assistance Contribution (PAC), for innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMES). The program is supported by the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP).

PAC will help innovative (SMEs) access technical and business advisory services to assist them in their pre-commercialization needs that will lead to growth and competitiveness. Program recipients will receive assistance and funding up to $5000 per business to support and prepare for the commercialization of their product or service.

“This program not only assists with commercializing the products or services of businesses today, but stimulates innovative ideas in tomorrow’s innovators and entrepreneurs in Northern Ontario,” says Fred Gibbons, Chair of Timmins Economic Development Corporation. “The Productivity and Innovation Centre’s new program helps build capacity in businesses throughout the region.”

At this time, the program has limited funding for only 10 projects. Deadline for the projects is March 31,
2017. For more information on the program, visit .

PIC is part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE), and is supported by FedNor, NOHFC, NRC-IRAP, Timmins Economic Development Corporation, NEOnet, and other partners. For more information on the Productivity & Innovation Centre (PIC) and its initiatives please contact Ana Blouin, Project
Development Manager, [email protected] or 705-269-1354.


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