Technical support program for
enterprises and organisations (PATEO)

 

For outside expertise

NON-REFUNDABLE FINANCIAL AID

80% of the project, maximum grant of $3500

 

 

PATEO provides support that allows small businesses and organisations to have access to specialised expertise in various fields considered to be major economic issues in Québec and Canada, the goal being to improve their productivity and profitability in order to ensure their long-term survival.

 

The financial assistance can cover up to 80% of the expenses up to a maximum of $3,500. It may be combined with funding from other organisations, but the promoter must always pay a minimum of 20% of the cost of the project.

 

Main eligibility criteria

  • For companies or organisations with an economic vocation of 200 employees or less;

  • The projects presented must have an economic impact on the MRC de La Côte-de-Gaspé;

  • The project must comply with conflict-of-interest rules;

  • The business invests a sufficient amount of capital (a minimum of 20%).
     

Terms and conditions

  • The program runs from April 1, 2019 to January 31, 2024;

  • Companies can submit one project per year;

  • Interventions in companies or organisations will take the form of diagnostics, strategic plans, specialised interventions, etc.;

  • The supplier's invoice must be made out to the SADC de Gaspé;

  • R&D, test-experimentation and prototyping projects are not eligible;

  • The results of an innovation project must belong to the business or organisation;

  • An enterprise or organisation may not obtain more than ten thousand dollars in contributions from PATEO over the duration of the program;

  • Each project submitted by the same enterprise must be different from the previous one(s), in order to avoid repeating an application.


Eligible expenses

  • Professional fees (consultants, accountants, tax specialists, lawyers, notaries, business valuation experts, computer graphics experts, etc.)

  • Consultant's travel expenses

  • Purchase of documentation 

 

Typical interventions


INNOVATION

  • Clear identification of the innovation need;

  • Establishment of an innovation culture;

  • Development of a sustainable innovation strategy.​

 

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

  • Development of a sustainable development plan;

  • Identification of the most efficient and relevant technologies and processes;

  • Implementation of projects that reduce pollution.

 

INTEGRATION OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES 

  • Identification of relevant technologies;

  • Implementation of management and production tools to support the digital transition.

 

COMMUNICATION AND MARKETING

  • Development of a market positioning strategy;

  • Development of a communication and/or marketing strategy;

  • Use of social networks effectively;

  • Development of a sustainable e-commerce website.

 

WOMEN’S AND INDIGENOUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP

·     Identification of relevant expertise to assist women and First Nations owned businesses in growing their business and ensuring greater profitability.

 

ENTERPRISE SUCCESSION AND TRANSFER

·        Coaching for business successors by paying a portion of the professional fees associated with the transaction.

 

STRATEGIC PLANNING

  • Definition of an action plan that responds to orientations and objectives based on an analysis of the internal and external environments.

 

BRAND IMAGE AND WEB PRESENCE (MAXIMUM $500)

  • Development of a brand image for the company;

  • Maintenance of a web presence for the company with a static site.

 

 

Grant application form

SADC de Gaspé

Contact us

15, rue Adams, office 200,

Gaspé (Québec)

G4X 1E5

Phone : (418) 368-2906


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