Press Kit

Are you a reporter searching for new story ideas, information on the Innovation Centre, or fresh perspective on innovation and technology? We are happy to help! Please contact:

Sonya Shorey
Communications Strategist
Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards
Cell: 613.851.9416

About the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards

About the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards

The Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards will be the first entrepreneurial hub of its kind in the Ottawa Region. An epicenter for job creation, this one-stop business acceleration shop will serve as basecamp for some of Ottawa’s greatest homegrown technology talent, capabilities and companies. It will be the ultimate ‘mash-up’ of technical, business and market capabilities that help entrepreneurs and firms to launch, grow and thrive. Leveraging $30 million from the City of Ottawa and the Government of Ontario, and located at 7 Bayview Road, the Innovation Centre will bring together many organizations that provide programs, services and support to entrepreneurs. This includes anchor tenant Invest Ottawa, which will deliver its economic development programs from this new home, and work together with fellow academic, public and private sector partners to create a dynamic entrepreneurial hub.


Harnessing the power of these partnerships, the Innovation Centre will assemble all the ingredients for commercial success under one roof.  These include: incubation and meeting space; a cohesive suite of technical and business programs, services and support; product design, development and prototyping tools and technologies; customer and market linkages; and access to investment. These offerings will work together to increase the capabilities of entrepreneurs and firms; accelerate the growth and commercial success of these companies, and stimulate new jobs and wealth creation in the Ottawa economy.  For additional information, please visit:



 Richard Quigley, Interim Managing Director

Board of Directors

Steve West, Chair of the Board, Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards; President Westmax Group Inc.

Jeff Westeinde, Vice Chair, Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards; Founding Partner, Windmill Development Group

J. Douglas McLarty, Secretary-Treasurer, Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards; Managing Director, FCPA, FCA, CFP ICD.D, Partner, Assurance and Advisory Services; MNP

Denise Amyot, President and CEO, Association of Canadian Community Colleges

Ian Fraser, Founder and Partner, Cyclelogik

Brendan McGuinty, Principal, Strategies 360 Inc.

Nancy Meloshe, Principal, Meloshe & Associates

Philip Rimer, Partner, Dentons Canada, LLP

Jim Roche, President and CEO, Stratford Managers Corporation

Mike Runia, Managing Partner, Ontario Deloitte

Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa