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.

We believe in the mantra… you must collaborate to compete.

Innovation Centres

MaRS
Mars

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
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.

nwoinnovation.ca


Sault Ste Marie Innovation Centre
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.


iion Innovation Initiatives Ontario North
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
Communitech

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
3M

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


FRC
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

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

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


Government

Canada NRC-IRAP
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
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.


Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation - NOHFC
Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC)

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


FedNor
FedNor

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


GSU
GSU (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 Sudbury
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.


Academic

College Boreal
Collège Boréal

collegeboreal.ca


Laurentian University
Laurentian University

Cambrian College
Cambrian College

Cambrian Innovates
Cambrian Innovates

Cambrian Innovates works with businesses small and large to find market solutions to an industry-related problem. Their mission is to create an environment of partnership, development and learning that will benefit industry partners, students, faculty and the community.


Associations and Networks

ONE - Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs
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.


Startup Canada
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
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)
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.