Three Business Development Managers at Ayming attend the XP Game Developer Summit
Three Business Development Managers at Ayming – myself (Serge Landry), Diane Worden and Joseph Leluzi – had the opportunity to represent Ayming at the XP Game Developer Summit in Toronto, Canada’s premium video game business conference.
We had the opportunity to meet dozens of professionals, and discover new studios and emerging talents from the Video Gaming sector.
This well-organized business-to-business and business-to-consumer event in Toronto welcomed 750 attendees and 225 companies from Canada and across the world. It was a two-day conference filled with networking events, panel discussions, masterclasses and video game showcasing events.
Ayming given the privilege to be a panelist
I was given the privilege to be a panelist in one of the 35 panels, where I had the opportunity to share my expertise as well as give industry professionals the chance to learn more about government grants, research and development tax credits, subsidies, and financing opportunities that are available for the video gaming industry.
As a Business Development Manager at Ayming and an expert in the video gaming industry, I was able to not only relate to all the industry professionals, but I was also able to share some great insights.
During this panel we had an open discussion on the various types of government grants that video game developers can access and should consider for their business and development roadmaps.
One key element we focused on was eligibility for the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) for projects that are aimed at optimization, compatibility, and stability issues for the game itself but also for the game production pipelines, as well as the fact that the developers can claim the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit on the portion of the project they are funding themselves.
The moderator, Julien Coll from CDRIN, also presented the guidelines for the Academic Applied Research and Development grant from NSERC that can range from $40,000 to $150,000 with a contribution from the developer of only 25%. In this case, grant must go to an Academic research center like CDRIN for a project related to your game or your production pipeline.
Some other Government Grants that we had discussed were about the CanExport SME and the Creative Export Canada – Export-Ready Stream that can offer a minimum of $150,000 for 75% of a project that can span over 24 months.
Feel free to contact us today to learn more about how your company can be eligible for government grants, SRED tax credits, subsidies and/or financing.
Written by Serge Landry
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