Western Innovation Initiative – Call for Proposals

Sep 12, 2014 | Business News and Tips, Chamber News

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)


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:


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.

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