On September 30, 2014, Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) will be launching the 2nd call for proposals for the Western Innovation Initiative (WINN).

WINN is a five-year $100 million, federal funding initiative that provides repayable contributions to for-profit western Canadian businesses. Eligible applicants will have less than 500 employees, and will commercialize innovative technology-based products, processes or services within a three year period. WINN complements our existing programs and supports an environment where local businesses can thrive and innovate.

Western Economic Diversification (WD) will deliver 8 WINN information sessions in Winnipeg on the following dates:

Session 1 – Wednesday, September 17 – 10:00 am to 11:00 am (English)

Session 2 – Thursday, September 18 – 10:00 am to 11:00 am (French)

Session 3 – Tuesday, September 30 – 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (English)

Session 4 – Thursday, October 9 – 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (English)

Session 5 – Tuesday, October 14 – 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (English)

Session 6 – Wednesday, October 15 – 10:00 am to 11:00 am (English)

Session 7 – Wednesday, October 15 – 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (French)

Session 8 – Thursday, October 16 – 10:00 am to 11:00 am (English)

Location:

Western Economic Diversification

Canada Room – 7th floor of the Cargill Building

240 Graham Ave

Winnipeg, Manitoba

A presentation will be delivered on the WINN initiative, followed by a question and answer period. For further information on WINN and WD, please refer to the WD website:

http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/14857.asp

If you would like to register for one of the sessions listed above, please e-mail François Andrieu at [email protected] or call at 204-983-2463 if you have any questions.