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NORCAT Innovation Centre

Welcome to the NORCAT Innovation Centre

This is a place where business gets done. We believe research is translating money into knowledge and innovation is translating knowledge into money. The latter is what we do – we partner with community stakeholders to help start and grow innovative companies.

To accomplish this we provide an array of dynamic programs, services, and space. However, be forewarned - our entrepreneurial program is selective and involves a lot of homework! As an entrepreneur you need to be serious and ready to listen, learn, and contribute to our ecosystem.

We offer tenancy, be it short-term or long-term, with co-location working space, desks, lab / shop facilities, phones, meeting rooms, and lounges – where you are encouraged to “hang out” and have “serendipitous collisions” with other like-minded entrepreneurs to share ideas, enhance your network, and discuss challenges and opportunities to help you expedite the building of your business. We believe in the mantra that you must “collaborate to compete”.

For Entrepreneurs

For our entrepreneurial clients, we know starting, building, and growing a business is not easy, but we believe by providing you with the right place, the right advisors, and the right services, you will be inspired and have the confidence to do something that so few people have the courage to even think about. As mentioned above, be forewarned - our entrepreneurial program is selective and involves a lot of homework! Status quo need not apply.

To embark on your entrepreneurial journey with us, please review the following terms and conditions and complete the online Discovery Document.

Please take care when completing this document as it is the first step in helping us to identify and connect you with the right resources.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Regional Innovation Centre Coordinator

For Small, Medium, & Multi-national Companies

Our experience, resources, and connectedness with the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem are designed and packaged to assist you achieve your objectives and milestones. Leveraging our services and the principles of innovation and entrepreneurship will enable you to look at your business through a different lens and will ultimately assist you in accelerating the growth of your business and maintaining your competitive advantage.

To understand how we can help, visit our “What we can do” page for an overview of our products and services. We look forward to working with you.

ONE - Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs

The Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) is a collaborative network of organizations across Ontario, designed to help you commercialize your ideas. Whether you are an innovator, a technology-based business, entrepreneur, or researcher, ONE will connect you with services and programs to help you innovate and gain a competitive advantage. NORCAT is proud to be the designated Regional Innovation Centre serving the Greater Sudbury area.