Getting the support for your innovative business is 3 easy steps

STEP 1 – Identify your local Innovation Centre

Regional Innovation Centres (aka RICs) are located across the Province.  You should connect with the one nearest you.  They can hep you identify local, provincial, and national resources to support your business. Click the map to identify your RIC.

STEP 2 – Identify RICs with specializations that support you

While some RICs are not local to your business, they may have resources specific to you.  That could be audience specific programming, industry resources, or academic research partners.  Browse all RICs.

STEP 3 – Browse the Resources available.

Our resources section lists resources in and outside of your region. While your local RIC may have the services you require, others may have sector specific programming, or audience specific programs that can support you. Visit our Resource Directory.

Still not sure?

We have gathered news from across all of the innovation centres and shared their stories.  These stories are about their programs, their ecosystems and the companies they work with.  Seeing others in action might give you some ideas or who to work with.  Go back to our home page and dig in.

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Altitude Accelerator

Altitude Accelerator is a not-for-profit innovation hub and business incubator located in the Brampton Innovation District, serving Brampton, Caledon, and…

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Boundless Accelerator

Boundless Accelerator™ offers unique programs and initiatives to support businesses from startup to scaleup for a strong, diverse, inclusive, sustainable economy.

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Innovation Initiatives Ontario North (IION) is a Regional Innovation Centre that assists innovative entrepreneurs, start-ups and existing companies develop and…

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Innovate Niagara

Innovate Niagara is one of 17 Regional Innovation Centres in Ontario. Our mission is clear: weexist to support innovative entrepreneurs…

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Innovation Factory

Innovation Factory is Hamilton – Halton’s business accelerator, dedicated to helping Ontario-based businesses launch, scale, and succeed.  We provide start-ups,…

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Invest Ottawa

Invest Ottawa is the principal economic development agency in Eastern Ontario, where it is not only a Regional Innovation Centre…

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Launch Lab

We are a team of entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs.We provide advisory services by pairing entrepreneurs with our team of experienced business…

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MaRS is the world’s largest urban innovation hub in Toronto that supports startups in the health, cleantech, fintech, and enterprise…

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As Sudbury’s Regional Innovation Centre, NORCAT Innovation is focused on supporting early-stage tech startups and the people founding them. We…

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NOIC is an active partner to motivated businesses and entrepreneurs in Northwestern Ontario, providing tailored resources and hands-on business support….

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Spark Centre

Spark Centre was set up in 2010 as one of many Regional Innovation Centre (RIC) across the province. Alongside the…

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The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC) is a non-profit organization that functions as a catalyst for economic development and…

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ventureLAB is a leading global founder community for hardware technology and enterprise software companies in Canada. Located at the heart…

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WETechAlliance is one of seventeen Regional Innovation Centres serving the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent regions. We provide entrepreneurs and companies…

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