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November 12, 2010

Government of Canada Kickstarts Business Success

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The Government of Canada has created a program to assist Canadian businesses. This program will test their innovative products and services within the government before taking them to the marketplace. The $40 million program encourages federal departments to test products and services in four areas: environment, health, safety and security, and enabling technologies.

“There is no question that in Canada we have enormous talent and potential when it comes to innovation,” says Honorable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Service and Minister for Status of Women. “With this new program, our Government will be giving our talent a kickstart in getting their innovative products and services off the ground.”

“The government is recognizing that the gap between innovators’ ideas and the marketplace is simply someone willing to bet on them, willing to take a chance on their product, and then willing to give them feedback so that they can grow their businesses,” says W. Brett Wilson of the Dragon’s Den. “This program is about giving entrepreneurs a chance, and I’m looking forward to watching as it performs over time.”

More information about the program is available by clicking here.

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