Welcome to the Innovation Mill

NORCAT Innovation Mill

Together, let’s embark on your
innovation journey.

The Innovation Mill 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 drive our country’s economic and social prosperity.

To accomplish this we provide an array of dynamic programs, services, and resources for our startup clients. 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. If you can do this, we will help you grow your business.

Learn more about our programs, services, and resources ►


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.

If you have any questions, contact us at coordinator@norcat.org
We are Sudbury’s one-stop shop for innovation. Our experience, resources, and connectedness with the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem are designed and packaged to assist you achieve your objectives and milestones. We work in and understanding a variety of industries including digital media, advanced manufacturing, mining and other resources, life sciences/ healthcare, and cleantech, among many others. 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 “How We Can Help” page for an overview of our products and services. We look forward to working with you.


Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE)

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.

Learn more about ONE (PDF, 1.36MB)

Reseau Ontarien Des Entrepreneurs (ROE)

NORCAT Innovation Mill est engagée à servir la communauté francophone au meilleur de nos capacités. Pour obtenir des renseignements en français, veuillez communiquer avec Julie Tatley.

Pour rejoindre ces personnes par téléphone, appelez 705-521-8324.

Le Réseau ontarien des entrepreneurs (ROE) est aussi un réseau de soutien qui a à coeur le succès de votre entreprise.