"Financing collaborative R&D in the Creative sector" is B2B matchmaking event that will take place on 28th June 2016 as part of the Creative Week of the International Festival for Business (IFB) in Liverpool (UK). Subsidies of £250 are available for select Canadian companies wishing to attend. This unique Matchmaking event will offer SMEs, Universities [...]
Indie Games Level Up is a CMF-supported web series profiling key players in the Canadian video game industry, such as IO member Red Meat Games. Check out the YouTube channel for lots of great episodes highlighting great companies and useful industry info.
Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Michael Coteau gave an update on the Interactive Digital Media Fund this afternoon at marblemedia. Minister Coteau announced that the guidelines of the IDM Fund have expanded to include marketing support and forms of interactive digital media that were not previously eligible, such as interactive publishing. As previously announced, [...]
The AdvancingEducation Program will help connect Ontario’s public education system including English and French K-12 schools as well as post-secondary institutions with companies to test early market interest and demonstrate innovative products and technologies in an education setting. Designed to bolster innovation in Ontario’s public education system through partnerships between schools and companies, the program [...]
Ontario’s Interactive Digital Media industry applauds the Ontario government for its continued support of the knowledge-based economy
To ensure continued growth of the provincial economy, today’s Ontario Budget emphasized the importance of fostering increased exports, as well as investing in Ontario’s skilled talent and innovative small businesses. Ontario’s Interactive Digital Media (IDM) sector is well suited to assist the Ontario government to reach these goals. “The IDM sector within Ontario represents one [...]
Apple’s iTunes Store is featuring educational app iBiome-Wetland worldwide. This honor comes on the heels of the app's fifth award from the teachers and parents community. This app allows kids to build 4 unique bio domes that cover 3 different wetland habitats. To introduce over 50 plants and animals to their domes, kids link various [...]
Beginning today, equity crowdfunding is open to companies in Ontario with the approval of new regulations by the Ministry of Finance. Read a summary in this article and get all of the details on the Ontario Securities Commission website.
Congratulations to the IO members who were nominated for Canadian Screen Awards in the Digital categories last week. Best of luck to nominated IO member companies DHX Media, Smokebomb, Breakthrough Entertainment, CBC, the National Film Board, Stitch Media and Smiley Guy Studios when the awards are handed out in March.
We are pleased to announce the Startup & Up program shortlist! The selected companies will move on to the pitch phase and will present their products to a panel of agency partners. The IO member companies who will join the pitch session, along with shortlisted companies from the DMZ at Ryerson are: Game Pill TrueBlue [...]
Ontario-based Bonfire Games has been nominated for Best Student Game at this year's Independent Games Festival for the game Pitfall Planet. The award will be handed out on March 16 in San Francisco. Best of luck to the team!