The Digital Modernization and Adoption Plan (DMAP) program supports Ontario SMEs to better understand their organization’s technology needs, guide their digital transformation decision-making, and optimize their technology investments. Through this program, SMEs work with a Digital Adoption Consultant to generate a Digital Modernization and Adoption Plan tailored specifically to their organization’s digital needs.

This program is administered through Ontario Centre for Innovation (OCI).

Program Objectives

  • Accelerate digital adoption by supporting SMEs to adopt new commercialized equipment and processes
  • Support commercialization of Ontario technologies by connecting SMEs looking to adopt digital technologies to Ontario technology firms
  • Enhance technological capacity in sectors across the province (e.g., manufacturing, construction, resource production, food, and beverage processing, etc.) and back offices of companies that have the potential for further digitalization
  • Increase economic impact for Ontario-based SMEs and Ontario



Program Benefits

Receive up to $15,000 in Digital Modernization Funding and

  • Accelerate adoption of new commercialized digital technologies
  • Modernize and enhance the competitiveness of your products and services
  • Release products to the market faster, reach the right customers, while offering a near perfect user experience
  • Achieve increased efficiencies in business operations by automating processes
  • Access to the latest knowledge, expertise and training
  • Referrals and connection to partners in the ecosystem



Eligibility Requirements

  • Be incorporated federally or provincially with a valid Business Number
  • Be a for-profit, privately owned business
  • Have between 1 – 499 full time equivalent employees
  • Have a change management culture and structure that values growth and innovation
  • Willingness to review/adopt new technologies to support scaling
  • Have the ability and willingness to invest resources
  • Have the capability to implement and internally sustain new technologies
  • Have a permanent establishment in Ontario
  • Have completed a DMAP project
  • Have at least $500,000 of annual revenues in one of the previous three tax years

The following types of small businesses are ineligible:

  • Businesses engaged in consumer facing retail or e-commerce operations
  • Corporate chains, franchises, or registered charities
  • Representatives of multi-level marketing companies
  • Real estate brokerages
  • Not-for-profits