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Ontario’s Innovation System

Various innovation and business development centres exist throughout Ontario to support innovators and fuel the Ontario economy. The centres are not-for-profit corporations such as Regional Innovation Centres (RICs), Sector Innovation Centres (SICs), Accelerators, and Incubators. Programs and services available at the centres include advisory services, sector expertise, and events.

Explore the links below to find an innovation centre near you, and discover which programs and services may benefit you.

Public Enterprise Support

Communitech (RIC) - Kitchener-Waterloo

Coral CEA - Toronto and Ottawa

Green Centre Canada - Kingston

HalTech Innovation Centre - Halton Region

Innovation Factory (RIC) - Hamilton

Innovation Guelph (RIC) - Guelph

Innovation Initiatives Ontario North - North Bay

Innovate Niagara (RIC) - Niagara Region

Invest Ottawa (RIC) - Ottawa

Launch Lab (RIC) - Kingston

MaRS (RIC) - Toronto

Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) (RIC) - Sudbury

Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre (RIC) - Thunder Bay

Ontario Centres of Excellence - Across Ontario 

Productivity & Innovation Centre - Timmins

Research Innovation Commercialization Centre (RIC) - Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon

Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (RIC) - Sault St. Marie

Spark Centre (RIC) - Oshawa and Whitby

TechAlliance of Southwestern Ontario (RIC) - London

Venture Lab (RIC) - York Region, Simcoe County, Muskoka District and the Greater Toronto Area

WEtech Alliance (RIC) - Windsor


Accelerator Centre - Kitchener-Waterloo and Stratford

Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator - Windsor

DreamBuilder Studios - Cornwall

Haliburton County Development Corporation - Haliburton County

Hamilton Technology Centre - Hamilton

Lawson Health Research Institute - London

Sarnia-Lambton Business Development Center - Sarnia-Lambton