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innovate niagara

Powering What's Next

Helping entrepreneurs with leading edge ideas start, grow and succeed.

What is Innovate Niagara?

Innovate Niagara connects innovators to the people and programs required to bring their innovations to market through a suite of in-house programs, resource partners and network of incubation facilities. Our site is designed to showcase how we streamline an entrepreneur's path from concept to prototype to profitable business — all in one place — helping to drive the growth of innovative clusters in the Niagara region.

We facilitate networking, collaboration, prototyping, and business development through:

  • business advisory services;
  • entrepreneurial training course;
  • business and industry networking events;
  • business-academic collaboration opportunities;
  • additional business tools and resources;
  • special programming such as Start-up Visa opportunties.

Our Success in Numbers from June 2011 to June 2016



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What does it mean to be a client?

Innovate Niagara helps entrepreneurs in high-growth industries to start, grow and succeed. Founded on the principle of "innovation through collaboration", Innovate Niagara is a Regional Innovation Centre, providing a single access point to match clients with services to suit their needs through a suite of in-house programs, resource partners and network of incubation facilities.

As a Regional Innovation Centre client, you will have access to tailored business advisory services at no cost; entrepreneurial training activities, including mentorship opportunities and hands-on workshops are offered at a variety of convenient times. You will have exclusive access to client-only events, with reduced or waived event attendance fees. Supplemental one-on-one meetings with our business analysts and service providers scheduled at mutually convenient times will help your leading edge idea start, grow, and succeed.