Free with show admission — Meetups!

Watch for the full program coming soon.

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time: 1-2pm
Room: Pinsent 3

Connecting the Future with the Toronto IncubatAR-Augmented and Mixed Reality MeetUp
Get together with business professionals who are interested in utilizing augmented reality and mixed reality for their business. Come and experience cutting edge mobile technology developed by local AR/MR companies. Try it out in person and take what you learn away with you. Looking forward to exploring and brainstorming with you all! For more information, check this out.

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time: 4-6pm
Room: Pinsent 3

NeuroTech Buzz in Review with NeuroTechTO
NeuroTechX is a global non-profit organization whose mission is to build a strpng global neurotechnology community by providing key resources and learning opportunities, and by being leaders in local and worldwide technological initiatives.

We bring enthusiasts, hackers, researchers and experts together to drive innovation and foster collaboration at local and international scales. We envision an inclusive and collaborative ecosystem of researchers, experts, hackers and enthusiasts, and accessible resources and learning opportunities for all. For more on the Meetup, click here.

Sunday, October 15th
Time: 1-3pm
Room: Main Pavilion, stage

The Music-Technology MeetUp with Alan Cross
The Music-Technology MeetUp is for anyone who is interested in connecting with veterans in the Music and Technology industries and those who simply love music and want to learn more about how technology has shaped the way we consume, create, and monetize music.

Sunday, October 15th
Time: 1-3pm
Room: Pinsent 3

Accessorizing Your Accessories: Customization Through 3D Printing
Having trouble finding that perfect mount for your drone? Looking for a way to store your headphones when you’re not using them? Come join Shop3D as we discuss the various ways you can use 3D Printing to customize all your devices for your needs. With a bit of design work, some time and a 3D printer you can unlock an entirely new world of leisure.


Sunday, October 15
Time: 3-4pm
Room: Sutherland 3

Financing your business: The SRED Program

The Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program is the largest single source of federal government support designed to encourage Canadian businesses of all sizes and in all sectors to conduct research and development (R&D) in Canada. It assists all types of businesses including partnerships, proprietorships and trusts.
In 2016 the SR&ED Program provided approximately $2.7 billion of tax assistance and processed over 17,000 distinct claimants. Of these, about 75% are small businesses.
The Department of Finance is responsible for the legislation defining the program while the CRA is responsible for administrating the program based on that legislation.
The SR&ED Program provides financial incentives to encourage R&D in Canada in the form of tax credits at 15% and 35% of qualified expenditures, where the 35% rate can be refundable after reducing taxes payable to nil.