Canadian Global Export Programs for Small Business

Export Grant Programs

  • Ontario Exporters Fund -this program matches up to $40K per year the first two year salaries of a business development manager hired by an eligible company (new hire, Ontario payroll).
  • Export Market Access –  eligible companies may benefit from up to $30k in total, up to twice a year, for up to 50% of business development expenses such as participation in trade shows as independent exhibitors or Ontario Missions, travel and accommodation and development of marketing materials.
  • Going Global Innovation –  GGI provides $5K to $75K to support in-person discussion, meetings and related activities to solidify a global R&D partnership.

Export Support

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Robot Bees

Scientists at the Universities of Sheffield and Sussex are embarking on an ambitious project to produce the first accurate computer models of a honey bee brain in a bid to advance our understanding of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and how animals think.

The team will build models of the systems in the brain that govern a honey bee’s vision and sense of smell. Using this information, the researchers aim to create the first flying robot able to sense and act as autonomously as a bee, rather than just carry out a pre-programmed set of instructions.

Ref: http://www.shef.ac.uk/news/nr/green-brain-honey-bee-model-sheffield-university-1.212235

The 2012 Ig Nobel Awards

Ref: MSNBC