About Us


Bayview Yards creates a one-stop business acceleration shop, and equips our most promising entrepreneurs and technology firms with the technical, business and market capabilities they require to take on the world!  It serves as a springboard for these ventures from start-up to scale-up, helping them to reduce risk, accelerate growth, and spur commercial success and economic development in our community.

A Dynamic Innovation Hub

Leveraging $30 million in public investment to date, including $15 million from the City of Ottawa, and $15 million from the Government of Ontario, the innovation centre is a federally-incorporated, non-profit agency that is comprised of:

  • A renovated 46,000 square foot municipal building located at 7 Bayview Road that serves as the epicentre for entrepreneurial programs and services; it is scheduled to open in fall 2016
  • An adjacent, 12-storey business tower proposed for development subsequent to opening of the first facility; the tower will offer highly professional, leased office space to paying private sector firms, and house select graduating companies that emerge from incubators based at the innovation centre

Join Us

Come 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


An Innovation and Technology Hub That Empowers and Enables….

…Big ideas and inventions sparked by imagination in the classroom, the lab floor, or in the garage of an emerging entrepreneur…

…Researchers, scientists and technology developers who make breakthroughs and translate them into products and services that improve the way we live…

…Entrepreneurs and business veterans who commercialize technologies, build and grow companies, and enable Ottawa to compete with anyone in the world…

…Investors who help realize dreams, ignite commercial potential, and unleash global market opportunity…

…Collaborators who share their ideas, expertise and experience to develop new talent, cultivate new business and strengthen our community…

…Unexpected collisions of brilliant people and powerful technologies that give lift to possibilities we could never imagine…

…Innovators who are applying novel ideas, technologies and approaches to social challenges and changing the world…

…Communities to come together to learn, exchange, and celebrate innovation…

…Economic and social benefits reaped by the people of Ottawa – new knowledge-based jobs, products, companies, and global revenues that build our local economy and enhance our quality of life.