DMZ at Ryerson University

The DMZ at Ryerson University is one of Canada’s largest business incubators for emerging tech startups. The top-ranked university incubator in North America and third in the world, it helps startups succeed by connecting them with customers, advisors, influencers and other entrepreneurs. It’s a space and community that encourages, supports and fosters new technologies that transform lives and businesses. IBM's first Canadian Bluemix Garage operates out of the DMZ, and hosts an IBM Bluemix team.

C2MI. MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre.

MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre

Located in Bromont, Quebec, C2MI promotes strong links between the academic and industrial sectors, two spheres that interact and collaborate for the advancement and development of next-generation prototypes. Three words define C2MI: innovation, collaboration, and commercialization. The C2MI is an international beacon in advanced packaging and microsystems. As a Centre of Excellence, its goal is to allow its members to foster the growth of the microelectronics industry through the accelerated commercialization of market-driven prototypes.


MaRS Discovery District

Located in the heart of Canada’s largest and the world’s most diverse city, Toronto, MaRS is uniquely placed to lead change. MaRS bring together educators, researchers, social scientists, entrepreneurs and business experts under one roof. Founded by civic leaders, MaRS has a mission that is equal parts public and private — an entrepreneurial venture designed to bridge the gap between what people need and what governments can provide.



Communitech is an industry-led innovation centre that supports, fosters and celebrates a community of nearly 1,000 tech companies. Communitech supports companies at all stages of growth and development, from startups to rapidly-growing mid-sized companies and large global players. Their vision: more tech talent, a globally-recognized tech sector and better support for companies.

Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP)

Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP)

SOSCIP is a research and development consortium established in April 2012. The consortium pairs academic and industry researchers with advanced computing tools to fuel innovation leadership in Canada within the areas of agile computing, health, water, energy, cities, mining, advanced manufacturing, digital media and cybersecurity.

Ontario Centres of Excellence

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) drives the development of Ontario’s economy by helping create new jobs, products, services, technologies and businesses. In partnership with industry, OCE co-invests to commercialize innovation originating in the province’s publicly funded colleges, universities and research hospitals.

Invest Ottawa​. Investir Ottawa​

Invest Ottawa​

Invest Ottawa’s mission is to make Ottawa the best place in Canada to start and grow a business. 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.

Wavefront accelerating wireless innovation.


Wavefront is Canada’s Centre of Excellence for Wireless Commercialization and Research, accelerating the growth and success of wireless companies by connecting them with critical resources, partners and opportunities, to drive economic and social benefits for Canada. Wavefront delivers the end-to-end know-how necessary for wireless businesses to confidently grow.



Propel is quickly emerging as one of the Southwestern Ontario's most active startup accelerators. Located at Western University, the centre provides co-working space, seed funding, world-class mentorship, and hosts training programs, events and workshops for startups at all stages of growth. Propel is also the home of PSI, a sales-focused incubator program for the region’s most promising entrepreneurs.

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