Your catalyst for business growth and success

Get the support and guidance you need to launch, build and scale your business at Innovation Factory. You’ll have help from our venture growth experts, access to workshops and on-demand learning, and tap into a network that opens new doors for your business. You’ll move faster, learn how to take your business to the next level and achieve your goals.

Apply to become a client and let’s grow your business together!

Person wearing a VR headset. Innovation Factory is a regional innovation centre in Ontario that helps entrepreneurs with innovative technology solutions start up and scale up their businesses.

3,000+ Ontario businesses supported

As a leading business accelerator, our mission is to empower your technology start-up and scaling company with the mentorship, tools and resources you need, when you need them. We understand the challenges you may face along the way and we are here to guide your business to reach its full potential — and we do it all for free, and take no equity in your business.

Accelerate your business growth

Whether you need help with strategic planning, fundraising, or landing your first customer, Innovation Factory has programs, expertise, and an expansive network, all tailored to help your goals become a reality. Our services are geared to driving revenues, attracting investment and creating new job opportunities for innovative Ontario businesses.

From idea to innovation

Have an idea? Access advice and workshops to help you transform your innovation and go from concept to launching a business.

Access industry expertise

Don’t go at it alone! We’ve built a team and network of experts to help you through the not-so-easy parts of building a tech business.

Build strategic connections

We open doors! From strategic connections and networking opportunities to annual pitch competitions and conferences, you can look forward to meeting your next business connection.

Scale your potential

Let’s get growing! Work one-on-one with growth and industry experts, leverage our programs and services, and take your business to new heights of success.

Let's get to work!

Apply to become a client and discover your potential with Innovation Factory. Our team is ready to help you grow your business and we can’t wait to get started.

Programs and services


From marketing and sales to business planning and more, we have workshops to help you roll up your sleeves and get to work.

Funding & Investment

Are you ready for investment? We can help you understand what type of investment is right for you and what you need to prepare.

IP Programming

Is your business protected and ready to scale? Our programs and partners will guide you through the very important legal strategies for your business.

Academy at iF

On-demand and online. Academy at iF is expertly crafted for growing businesses and offers essential insights and training across key topics.

Pitch Competitions

Are you ready to pitch your innovation? Our signature pitch competitions provide training, expert advice, and a chance to win cash and prizes.

Peer Networks

Expand your network and gain some fresh perspectives. Be part of our dynamic peer groups and connect with other forward-thinkers just like you.

Resources to grow your business

As an iF client, you’ll gain exclusive access to our wide range of resources, including funding and investment opportunities, business development tools, commercialization support, intellectual property guidance, and HR and talent acquisition assistance. Our comprehensive portfolio caters to all your start-up needs. Visit our Resources and Opportunities to explore the exciting possibilities for your business.

A woman entrepreneur taking a call while looking at her computer. Innovation Factory Resources to help you grow your business.

Celebrating success...

Upcoming events and workshops

Explore a range of events on our calendar, featuring engaging workshops, and networking opportunities all curated to benefit your business.

Not your average business newsletter

Get the latest from Innovation Factory and be the first to know about funding opportunities, pitch competitions, workshops and so much more. What are you waiting for?

Meet our innovators

Innovation Factory clients come from different sectors including, advanced manufacturing, clean tech, transportation and mobility, life sciences, and more. Get inspired and explore our growing list of innovators.

iF innovators are always growing

Want to work with an iF innovator? Check out the latest job openings from our portfolio of companies simply by searching for #iFinnovatorjobs on LinkedIn.

Meet our partners

Our valued partners play a crucial role in driving innovation and entrepreneurship, offering exceptional support, sharing their expertise, and creating strategic partnerships to boost the success of upcoming entrepreneurs and businesses.

Celebrate BIG ideas that make a bigger impact at The Big DiF, Innovation Factory’s annual open house and client showcase. Join 250+ people from the Hamilton-Halton community to celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation.

Join Innovation Factory's Annual Open House - The Big DiF!

Network with 250+ industry professionals, discover emerging solutions from our innovators, and celebrate entrepreneurship within the Hamilton-Halton ecosystem.

May 9, 2024 | 4:00pm – 8:00pm | Hamilton, Ontario