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Innovation Factory

Innovation Factory is Hamilton’s business accelerator, dedicated to helping Ontario-based businesses launch, scale, and succeed.  We provide start-ups, and scaling companies with advisory services, training, mentorship, and strategic connections to help bring disruptive technologies to market, leverage intellectual property, increase revenues, attract investment and create jobs.

Serving as the catalyst for tech innovation in the greater Hamilton area since 2011 we are driven to help:

  • Entrepreneurs bring new ideas to life and to market
  • Small/Medium Enterprises (SMEs) get to the next level
  • Hamilton build a dynamic culture and a community of innovation

Innovation can happen anywhere. Our goal is to make it work everywhere. We work to elevate key industry sectors including, advanced manufacturing, clean tech, information technology, integrated mobility, life sciences & health care and social innovations

Programs & Resources

FOUNDERS FAST TRACK: SPRINT TO SUCCESS - Apply to participate in this unique and interactive 6-week training cohort. Founders Fast Track features a comprehensive curriculum at no cost and covers critical topics

Synapse Life Science Competition - Innovation Factory’s Synapse Life Science Competition is Ontario’s premier life science pitch competition and is designed to help move innovative life science products and services

HEALTHI - HAMILTON ECOSYSTEM TO ACCELERATE & LEVERAGE TRIALS OF HEALTH INNOVATION - Leverage up to $15,000 in funding to work directly with the Research Administration groups at Hamilton Health Sciences or  St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton to create the pre-trial protocols and

SOPHIE - SOUTHERN ONTARIO PHARMACEUTICAL AND HEALTH INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM PROGRAM - SOPHIE COMMERCIALIZATION PROJECTS OVERVIEW Supported by FedDev Ontario and in partnership with Innovation Factory, leverage up to $100,000 in funding to work directly with an

Runway Program - Bring your business to Canada - Canada’s Start-up Visa Program offers Permanent Residence to immigrant entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to build a business in Canada. Innovation Factory's Runway Accelerator program

Lions Lair Pitch Competition - This annual event is more than just a pitch competition. Participants participate in training to craft their pitch, and more importantly their business plan. Each

Synapse Life Science Consortium - The Synapse Life Science Consortium is the formal regional cluster organization for the life sciences ecosystem in the greater Hamilton region. Synapse is a not-for-profit

Centre for Integrated Transportation and Mobility - The Centre for Integrated Transportation and Mobility (CITM) recruits, develops, and supports start-ups and small and medium enterprise (SME) clients seeking to develop technology, products,

Contact Info

B21 - 175 Longwood Rd. S.
Hamilton, ON
L8P 0A1

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