Innovation Factory (iF) is a not-for-profit Regional Innovation Centre (RIC), located in Suite 104 in the Atrium Building of McMaster Innovation Park, Hamilton, Ontario. iF is networked across North America, committed to building the province’s innovation community and helping entrepreneurs bring their new and innovative ideas to marketplace. Funded by the Ontario Network of Excellence (ONE), they are focused on strengthening the next generation of wealth and jobs generators. iF connects and enables active collaboration between the communities of science, business, government, academia and finance to accelerate the innovation process and amplify the economic and social impact of important new ideas and discoveries. Whether a small start-up company located in a garage or a multinational company that has been a part of the fabric of Hamilton or the surrounding area for a century, Innovation Factory can help bring innovations to life. Offering a variety of programming and services – from multiple networking events each month to placing executives-in-residence with our high potential clients – they offer a comprehensive range of supporting activities for entrepreneurs. Their experienced advisors guide their clients every step of the way. iF works with innovators in a range of sectors, including, but not limited to:
- Advanced manufacturing
- Advanced materials and engineering
- Cleantech Information technology, communications and entertainment
- Life sciences and health care
- Social innovations
For further information on Innovation Factory, see their website at www.innovationfactory.ca.