Innovation Factory participation confirmed

October 31, 2011 at 10:52 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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OCTIE welcomes the participation of Innovation Factory.

Innovation Factory (iF) is a not-for-profit Regional Innovation Centre (RIC), located in Hamilton, Ontario and 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 their 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

Innovation Factory hosts a number of programs for iF Members and the Hamilton Innovation Community throughout the year.  Whether you want to participate actively in one of their workshops or Peer2Peer groups, offer your skills and knowledge as a volunteer mentor, or simply observe as a supportive community member at their public events, there is an opportunity for everyone to help companies in Hamilton start, grow, and succeed.

The iF team includes:
Ron Neumann – Executive Director
Keanin Loomis – Chief Advocate
Robin Hopper – Entrepreneur in Residence
Peter Smith – Executive in Residence
Stephanie Shuster – Creative Manager
Tammy Hwang – Experience Manager
Alexander DiBiase – Intake Coordinator

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