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News Release – April 25, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Visits Bayview Yards

It was a privilege to welcome the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, to Bayview Yards on April 25, 2018. Our Prime Minister took the time to meet with entrepreneurs and firms that are leveraging the collective capabilities, programs and services available through Ottawa’s one-stop business acceleration shop to catalyze their growth, commercial success and economic impact. We were proud to showcase Ottawa innovators who are creating novel products, high quality jobs and economic impact.

From the Invest Ottawa incubator, to MadeMill, our advanced manufacturing and digital media laboratory managed by prototypeD, the Global Cybersecurity Resource Program (GCR) managed by Carleton University and The Growcer Agri-Tech Innovation Pod, our Prime Minister engaged innovators, entrepreneurs and employees one-on-one, and experienced many of the technologies under development.

He was joined by national and local entrepreneurial champions including His Worship Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa; the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change; several Ottawa elected officials and leaders, as well as the sponsors and Boards of Directors for Bayview Yards and Invest Ottawa.

Located in the heart of Bayview Yards, GCR is equipping high growth cybersecurity companies with the skills, resources and linkages required to develop novel products that address key security challenges, meet private and public sector needs, and capture global markets. MadeMill enables local entrepreneurs to design and manufacture proof-of-concept prototypes, accelerating product development and commercialization. This helps to demonstrate a new technology is sound, helping to increase the customer, market and investment-readiness of an early-stage company.

GCR, MadeMill and Bayview Yards help catalyze the growth and success of Ottawa entrepreneurs and firms by working with key partners such as Invest Ottawa, lead economic development agency for Canada’s Capital, and leveraging critical funding from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.

During the Prime Minister’s visit, leaders from these organizations were joined by Bruno Couillard, President and CTO of Crypto4A, an Ottawa cyber firm that has benefited directly from the support of GCR, MadeMill and Invest Ottawa. This reinforces the power of collaboration and impact achieved through Ottawa’s one-stop business acceleration shop.

Sincere thanks to our Prime Minister for taking the time to meet our community and demonstrate why Ottawa is one of the greatest tech hubs in the world.

News Release – October 25, 2017


MadeMill, the Advance Manufacturing and Digital Media Lab at the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards in Ottawa, is launching an Artist-in-Residence (AIR REMIX) Program that will provide creative talent from across Canada with access to disruptive technologies in advanced manufacturing and digital media. Established and delivered by prototypeD TEAM Inc., the program will enable creative entrepreneurs and artistic professionals to access industry-grade technology, mentorship, and space to develop and realize their ideas in a collaborative environment.

News Release – August 18 2017

Global Cybersecurity Resource Accelerator Harnesses Global Cyber Talent, Technology and Market Opportunity in Canada’s Capital

Cybersecurity is a global challenge. With the increasing adoption of digital technology across our public and private sector, growing reliance on advanced networks, software and related applications for critical infrastructure, and the emergence of the Internet of Things, the risk of cyber attacks increases exponentially each year. By 2021, the cost of cyber crime damage is expected to reach $6 trillion, and cybersecurity spending is projected to skyrocket to more than $1 trillion.

News Release – June 23 2017


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

Les Cours Bayview annoncent les huit commanditaires qui verseront
une contribution de 1,3 million de dollars au guichet unique d’expansion des affaires et à la communauté de l’innovation d’Ottawa

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.


News Release – 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.

News Release – June 15 2016

The Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards today announced an $8 million injection from the Federal Economic Development Agency of Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) for new programming and technology at the first entrepreneurship hub of its kind in Ottawa.  This FedDev Ontario funding will increase the technical and business capabilities available to companies through the Innovation Centre, accelerating development and commercial success.  It will catalyze the creation of new products, firms and jobs in high-growth sectors such as cybersecurity, digital media and advanced manufacturing, helping to grow the regional economy and increase Ottawa’s share of key global markets.

News Release – June 7 2016


The Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards is requesting proposals from qualified property management service providers for the management of interior and exterior maintenance and other related services for its facility located at 7 Bayview Rd., Ottawa, Ontario, as well as certain off site premises adjacent to the property.

Proponents must attend a mandatory site meeting scheduled for Friday, June 24th at 10am at 7 Bayview Rd., Ottawa, ON. PPE required at all times on site. Proposals are due up to 1:30 p.m., July 5, 2016. Any proposal received after this time will not be considered. Faxed responses will not be accepted.

Please contact Richard Quigley, Managing Director, for a copy of the RFP.

News Release – May 1, 2016

Sponsorship of the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards

Bayview Yards is offering a limited number of exclusive sponsorship and naming opportunities for local, national and international companies to support the Centre by providing a cash or in-kind sponsorship, or combination of both. Be a part of this initiative right from opening day and join our anchor corporate tenants, post-secondary institution tenants and professional service providers who, collectively, will bring along an additional 100 entrepreneurial supporters into the premises.

In recognition of your investment, a customized benefits package will be developed to meet your needs and ensure value for your investment. Bayview Yards partners that sign on early will be recognized as “Founding Partners” for the role they play in launching a new ecosystem for business in the Nation’s Capital.

Select the following link to go to Select the tab for Agency, Crown and Private Corporations. Enter EOI in the search box.  Read the full story.

News Release – February 18, 2016

Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards Announces New Managing Director as the Entrepreneurial Hub Prepares to Launch This Fall

The Board of Directors of the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards today announced the first Managing Director of the regional entrepreneurial hub set to open its doors at 7 Bayview Road this fall.  Following a highly competitive recruitment process, Richard Quigley will lead the Innovation Centre through this landmark year. Read the full story.

Request for Proposals – November 24, 2015

The Innovation Centre Invites RFP Applications for the Cafe and Food Services Provider

The Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards is seeking bids from food services providers and space animators to operate a Café at 7 Bayview Road, Ottawa, Ontario. Food and beverages, including great coffee, will be a key ingredient in fueling the entrepreneurial ecosystem and success of the Centre. Read the full story.

News Release – July 20, 2015

Construction of the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards Kicks off in August!

Directors of the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards is excited to announce launch of construction of the first entrepreneurship hub of its kind in Ottawa!  In early August, the Design-Build Team led by Morley Hoppner will initiate the renovation of the municipal building located at 7 Bayview Road.

Construction Notice

News Release – June 2, 2015

Morley Hoppner and Barry J. Hobin & Associates Architects Awarded Innovation Centre Design and Build Contract

The Board of Directors of the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards today announced the selection of the design and build contractor that will transform the municipal facility at 7 Bayview Road into the first innovation and entrepreneurship hub of its kind in Ottawa.

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