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Our Partners

To deliver on our mandate and demonstrate our commitment to forming meaningful relationships, we have partnered with a select group of high performing private and public sector organizations that embrace, embody, and align to our goals and objectives.

Innovation Centres

The MaRS Discovery District, one of the world’s pre-eminent innovation centres, works with NORCAT on the development and provision of market research services and entrepreneurship educational resources.

Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre
Located in Thunder Bay, The Northwestern Ontario innovation Centre offers support to innovative entrepreneurs, businesses, and community projects in the region of Northwestern Ontario.

Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre
The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC) was established in 1999 to function as a catalyst for economic development and diversification in the information technology and knowledge-based sectors.

Innovation Initiatives Ontario North
Innovation Initiatives Ontario North (IION), located in North Bay, leverages synergies with the existing expertise at both Nipissing University and Canadore College campuses. IION is leading a local/regional resource alliance serving clients within the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs.

Communitech supports tech companies at all stages of their growth and development—from startups to rapidly-growing mid-size companies, and large global players—to create greater numbers of successful global businesses for Ontario and Canada.

Private Sector Companies

3M is a global technology company delivering innovative solutions to life’s everyday needs.

Freelandt Caldwell Reilly, LLP
Freelandt Caldwell Reilly is a leader in tax, audit, consulting, valuation, SR+ED services, among others.

DiBrina Sure Group
DiBrina Sure Group offers a list of wealth transfer services for private clients as well as employee benefit plans for businesses.

Norton Rose Fulbright
Norton Rose Fulbright is a multinational law firm, with more than 3,800 lawyers in over 50 cities worldwide.

Government & Academic

NRC Industrial Research Assistance Program
NORCAT works with NRC-IRAP on identifying and providing technology assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises at all stages in the innovation process.

Greater Sudbury Development Corporation
The GSDC works to strengthen economic development and quality of life in the Greater Sudbury area by attracting investment to Greater Sudbury and promoting the region's comparative advantages. 

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation works with NORCAT to build strong, prosperous northern communities.

FedNor works with NORCAT to identify initiatives and opportunities that support community economic development, business growth and competitiveness, and innovation.

Greater Sudbury Utilities
GSU Inc. is a diversified, community-owned company focused on excellence, innovation and growth. Our group of companies provide leadership in energy distribution, conservation and alternative generation as well as leading edge telecommunications technologies and services.

Social Planning Council of Sudbury
The Social Planning Council of Sudbury (SPCS) is a community based non-profit organization providing social research and community development support in responding to social issues.

Laurentian University

Cambrian College

Associations and Networks

ONE - ontario network of Entrepreneurs
NORCAT is a member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE), 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.

Startup Canada
Startup Canada is Canada’s first-ever, entrepreneur-led, national movement to enhance the nation’s competitiveness and prosperity by supporting and celebrating Canadian entrepreneurship.

Canadian digital media network
NORCAT serves as one of the regional nodes in the Canadian Digital Media Network, a national network designed to accelerate the development and commercialization of digital media ventures in Canada.

Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI)
The Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) directs and coordinates step-change innovation in the areas of exploration, deep mining, integrated mine engineering, environment and sustainability for the metal mining industry.