Innovation Lobby Group Group calls for community guidance on a Canadian Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program
January 7, 2016


“ We feel very strongly that Canada needs a program like the US Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, which is designed specifically to help the smallest businesses bridge the innovation gap.” (CATAAlliance)

Ottawa, ON...CATAAlliance ( a recognized champion of Canadian innovation and entrepreneurship has tabled a Discussion Paper on the SBIR Program and a Proposal for a Canadian version to help advance Canada’s innovation and competitiveness ranking to number one from middle of the pack.

The Discussion Paper is part of a seven-point working agenda CATA has created for the new government’s consideration.

Viewers can download the SBIR Discussion Paper at:

CATA CEO, John Reid, said, “Our big goal is a shared community approach to cultivating every advantage and eliminating every barrier to enterprise growth and competitiveness, a goal that is vital to realize the improvements that will let Canada rank amongst the highest performers as a competitive innovation-based economy."

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The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) is Canada's One Voice for Innovation Lobby Group, crowdsourcing ideas and guidance from thousands of opt in members in moderated social networks in Canada and key global markets. (No Tech Firm Left Behind)