What We Offer

Bayview Yards is the ultimate one-stop shop and ‘mash-up’ of technical, business and market capabilities, resources and expertise that helps technology entrepreneurs and companies launch, grow and thrive. Leveraging a host of partners, this powerful intersection brings together all the ingredients for commercial success under one roof.
Working closely with a host of program delivery partners including Invest Ottawa, Bayview Yards provides onsite access to a suite of technical, business and investment services, resources and support that helps entrepreneurs and firms to launch, grow and thrive. These elements work together to:

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Increase the capabilities of entrepreneurs and firms, enhancing productivity, performance and profitability

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Reduce risk of failure

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Accelerate the growth, commercial success and contribution of these companies to the Ottawa economy

Programs and Services

The programs and services offered through the innovation centre and its partners help to address key technical and business challenges identified by Ottawa entrepreneurs and firms.  For example, this offering:

  • Increases global capabilities, resources, linkages and market opportunities that accelerate the development and commercial success of entrepreneurs, start-ups, SMEs and established firms
  • Increases business resources and expertise that propel the sustainable development of firms in all stages of development – from discovery to validation, efficiency and scale-up

Key Capabilities

So, what specific capabilities does the innovation centre offer entrepreneurs and firms? Our program delivery partners equips companies in all stages of development with:

Business Acceleration
Investment-Readiness Programs

  • Targeted services, resources and support for companies from start-up through scale-up delivered by leading business accelerators and economic development organizations

Incubation, Collaboration and Meeting Space

  • Dedicated and intensive business incubation and accelerator programming space
  • Drop-in lounge that also serves as presentation space for large audiences up to 300 people
  • Informal meeting space
  • Open-concept working space for entrepreneurs
  • Corporate and professional service offices
  • Café and a roof top patio

Business Mentorship and Expertise

  • Business planning and development
  • Market and customer acquisition strategy
  • IP, legal, finance, PR and HR capabilities

R&D, Customer, Investment and Market Information and Linkages

  • Market data and competitive intelligence
  • Facilitated access to global markets
  • International R&D and business partnerships
  • Investment and trade linkages
  • Connections to customers


  • Education, training and skills development
  • Inspirational events, workshops and seminars
  • Networking
  • Community, youth and social engagement
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