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“Helping organizations innovate and achieve efficiencies in their day-to-day operations.”

The Productivity & Innovation Centre (PIC) provides organizations in northeastern Ontario with the opportunity to have their operations assessed by qualified business consultants to determine opportunities for productivity improvements and innovation. While we will assist businesses from all sectors, our project guidelines dictate that only certain sectors are eligible for funding. If approved, PIC funding covers up to $4,000 (80%) of the cost of the operational assessment.

PIC has partnered with various qualified consultants and firms across northeastern Ontario, maintaining a database of information on each. Our clients can select the consultant they feel best suits their needs. The selected consultant/firm will use our standardized Productivity Assessment Tool to review all aspects of the organization’s operations, ensuring quality and consistency for all clients.

Finally, the consultant/firm will compile the results of the assessment into a report provided to the client and PIC. The report will outline operational strengths and weaknesses, and identify opportunities to improve efficiencies and enhance operations. Based on the recommendations of this report, clients can potentially access up to $5,000 (80% of eligible costs) in funding support to implement the recommended changes.

Eligible costs include, but are not limited to:

  • Equipment modernization and upgrading
  • Developing and implementing an ICT strategy
  • Training for employees and/or managers

If your organization is interested in becoming a Productivity & Innovation Centre client, please click here.