Who Contributes to Programs and Services?

In support of its objectives, and leveraging strong partnerships, the innovation centre engages, brings together and collaborates with many organizations to facilitate the delivery of programs and services to entrepreneurs and firms.   We look forward to working with many recognized private, public, academic, investment and non-profit players in different ways to stimulate new innovation, job creation and economic growth.

These Include

Invest Ottawa carries out economic development programs and initiatives in the areas of entrepreneurial mentorship, startup development, business incubation services, commercialization, targeted sector development, investment attraction, business retention, expansion, and global trade development.

Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology is a publicly funded English-language college and member of Polytechnics Canada located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Carleton University is a comprehensive university located in the capital of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

La Cité collégiale is the largest French-language college in Ontario. Created in 1989, in Ottawa it offers more than 90 programs to some 5000 full-time students from Ontario, other parts of Canada and foreign

The University of Ottawa is a bilingual public research university in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The main campus is located on 42.5 hectares in the residential neighbourhood of Sandy Hill, adjacent to Ottawa’s Rideau Canal.

Private investors including angels, Venture Capitalists and other individuals or groups that facilitate investment for companies



Technology design and manufacturing experts and firms that will help entrepreneurs to leverage onsite maker space and digital media capabilities


Private sector partners like prototypeD, who offers leading edge innovation in design, project management, visualization, and rapid prototype development.

Leading Canadian industry associations such as Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME)

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) connects entrepreneurs, startups, industry, academia & investors to commercialize innovation and compete globally.

Non-profit and social enterprise organizations such as the Centre for Innovative Social Enterprise Development (CISED).

Non-profit and social enterprise organizations such as the Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF).

Non-profit and social enterprise organizations such as the Causeway Foundation.

Non-profit and social enterprise organizations such as mécènESS.

Entrepreneurial organizations such as the Ottawa Chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE)

Business and professional service providers that span IP, legal, financial, Human Resources and Public Relations specialists

The innovation centre also actively engages municipal, provincial, and federal government departments; Centres of Excellence in Commercialization and Research (CECRs); granting councils; crown corporations; angel investor and Venture Capitalist (VC) networks; companies across all sectors; and many other entrepreneurial and innovation-based organizations.