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“Helping organizations during all stages of business development, and facilitating access to funding and other support.”

With the goal of increasing productivity and innovation in northeastern Ontario, The Productivity & Innovation Centre (PIC) helps organizations during all stages of the business cycle. While PIC’s funding is allocated to the completion and implementation of productivity assessments, we will link you to provincial and federal programming that offers the support you need. Visit our Funding page for a list of potential programs.

Pre-commercialization Assistance Contribution (PAC)

PAC will help small and medium sized enterprises (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.

PAC is supported by the National Research Council-Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP).