SMARTS Program

Are you a small company that has a specific need or idea? Are you struggling with creating a product or creating a process? We can help.

Supporting You with SMARTS

Companies that innovate and embrace technology lead today's competitive economy. Many businesses recognize the importance of research and development, but don’t have the capacity or expertise they need to make their ideas happen. The Selkirk-SME Applied Research & Technology Solutions (SMARTS) program supports businesses that are small- to medium-sized (less than 500 employees), growth-oriented and eager to bring innovative products or services to market.

We connect you with applied research expertise in the fields of geospatial technology and digital fabrication. STAC offers applied research support to help businesses develop new or improved products and services.

How It Works

Funding is available through our SMARTS program to cover research costs associated with approved small projects (with a maximum total project value of $5,000). Your company is expected to provide a cash contribution totaling 25 percent of the total project budget. The SMARTS program is supported by the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP).