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.
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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.
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Niagara College's Digital Media Solutions team develops key online components for local businesses
Innovate Niagara a designated business incubator for Canada’s Start-up Visa program.
The Generator at one opened its doors in 2010 to be the catalyst for interactive digital media growth in Niagara. The vision was simple: to create a utopia for interactive digital media (IDM) for companies, researchers and students. Adopting a model that has produced tremendous results in areas such as Silicon Valley, the seeds that were planted just a few short years ago at the Generator at one have now blossomed.
The Goodman School of Business BioLinc brings exciting new opportunities for collaboration between southern Ontario’s research and business communities. BioLinc is located in the new $111.4-million Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex on the University’s main campus. BioLinc occupies approximately 5,000 square feet in the Cairns Complex and has the capacity to nurture multiple companies, projects, researchers and students at one time. BioLinc is working with start-up companies and entrepreneurs in the health and bioscience sectors.
The Educational Research & Innovation Hub (ihub), is a dynamic incubation entity focused in the Educational Technology (EdTech), sector. ihub facilitates collaboration amongst educators, students, parents, researchers, industry leaders, and ihub Portfolio Companies to enhance and innovate the modern education experience and foster local economic development and growth.