The Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards


Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Welcome to Bayview Yards

Bayview Yards is a dynamic and energized hub that serves as basecamp for some of our greatest homegrown technology talent, capabilities and companies. It is the ultimate one-stop business acceleration shop and ‘mash-up’ of technical, business and market services, resources and expertise that helps entrepreneurs and companies launch, grow and thrive, and compete with anyone in the world.

And it is home to our anchor tenant Invest Ottawa, which delivers its economic development programs from this new home, and works together with fellow academic, public and private sector program delivery partners to create an even more dynamic hotbed of innovation in our region.

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Thank you to the many distinguished speakers who joined us to celebrate an injection of $8 Million for new programs at the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards


Your Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards

Bayview Yards Announces Eight Founding Sponsors Contributing More Than $1.3 Million

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Bayview Yards, Ottawa’s one-stop business acceleration shop, today announced eight founding sponsors that are injecting more than $1.3 million to the innovation hub that serves innovators, entrepreneurs and SMEs from 7 Bayview Road in the heart of the Nation’s Capital.

Committed to fueling the city’s innovation economy, the following industry and academic leaders will provide critical investment and technology to Bayview Yards, and in many cases also to Invest Ottawa, the lead economic development agency that serves as its anchor tenant and strategic partner, over the next three years:

  • Premier Sponsors: RBC, Canada’s largest bank and one of the largest banks in the world based on market capitalization; and Flex, the Sketch-to-Scale™ solutions provider that designs, manufactures and distributes intelligent products for a connected world™
  • Major Sponsors: Rogers, a leading diversified Canadian communications and media company; and CIBC, a leading Canadian-based global financial institution and lead partner of Ottawa 2017 for Canada’s 150th anniversary;
  • Technology Sponsor: I4C, a leading business and technology consulting company founded in Ottawa; and
  • Innovation Sponsors: BDO, one of the largest national accounting and advisory partnerships in Canada; BDC, Canada’s business development bank and the only financial institution dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs; and Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology, a public college that transforms hopes and dreams into lifelong success.

Thank you to the many distinguished speakers, investors and sponsors who joined us to celebrate an injection of $1.3 Million into Bayview Yards and Invest Ottawa

Steve West, Chair of Bayview Yards, Receives the Governor General’s Sovereign Medal

May 17, 2017; Ottawa, Ontario: Bayview Yards, Ottawa’s one-stop business acceleration shop, applauds Steve West, Chair of Bayview Yards and Past Chair of the Ottawa Hospital Foundation, on his recent receipt of Governor General’s Sovereign Medal for Volunteers. This prestigious award recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country in a wide range of fields. As an official Canadian honour, the Medal pays tribute to the dedication and exemplary commitment of volunteers.
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Richard Quigley
Managing Director
Richard brings more than 20 years of innovation expertise and business leadership to the Innovation Centre. The entrepreneur and long-time Ottawa resident has directly contributed to the growth and commercial success of many high-growth companies in senior roles at leading professional services firms. Most recently, he leveraged his extensive business development, marketing and financial management experience as a management consultant for public and private sector organizations. Committed to giving back to his community, Richard has also served on the Board of the Canadian Tulip Festival, the Ottawa Dragonboat Festival and the Ottawa Dragonboat Foundation.

Come Visit Us!

Step inside our doors and:

  • Discover the industry-calibre tools and equipment, expertise, and connections that will help you chart a path from idea to global market
  • Chat with technology gurus, big brands and rising stars, angel investors, visionaries and artists…and immerse yourself in possibility
  • Bring us your biggest entrepreneurial challenge and let us help you tackle it head-on and blow past key hurdles
  • Design, build and demonstrate your technology together with the resident experts in our Digital Media Lab and Maker Space
  • Hatch new ideas as you link with brilliant minds
  • Glow with pride as you marvel at the achievements of our innovators, entrepreneurs and community – and the new jobs, companies and investment that spring from them

Welcome to MadeMill

MadeMill is a one-stop advanced manufacturing and digital media production lab, and the creative heart of Bayview Yards. MadeMill offers professional services, education, open-source design solutions, innovative showcases and demonstrations to entrepreneurs, firms and members of our local, national and global innovation community! Most importantly, it serves as a gateway to Ottawa’s vibrant and creative ecosystem.

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Our Sponsors

Special thanks to our generous founding sponsors

Our Investors

Bayview Yards extends sincere thanks to the City of Ottawa, the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada for their significant contribution to this initiative.