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Bisep Inc. is the competition’s big winner Hamilton, ON – On March 25, Hamilton’s thriving life science ecosystem gathered for the first time, virtually, for Innovation Factory’s seventh annual Synapse Competition, Ontario’s premier life science pitch competition. This years’ top three finalists, Bisep Inc., Hyivy Health and PROVA Innovations each delivered their pitch to the […]

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Over 900 hackers put their skills to work solving real-world problems at DeltaHacks VI A “smart” way to call for emergency services by using hand signals instead of a smartphone won this year’s Hackathon for change challenge sponsored by Innovation Factory’s Centre for Integrated Transportation & Mobility (CITM). Over 200 teams totalling more than 900 […]

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Future of Transportation and Mobility Series explores ‘Intelligent Infrastructure and Connected/Autonomous Vehicles’ in second annual conference Hamilton, Ont., Feb. 13, 2020 – Smart cities are needed to pave the road to a sustainable and prosperous future driven by connected and autonomous vehicles (C/AVs), according to thought leaders, technology innovators and policymakers who attended the “Intelligent […]

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HAMILTON – Nov. 6, 2019 – Innovation Factory, Hamilton’s business accelerator, debuted their future-ready collaborative hub.  Co-located with The Forge, a business incubator serving McMaster University and the Hamilton region, the space will serve as Hamilton’s one-stop shop for innovation by providing entrepreneurs a space to access mentorship, skill-building workshops, meeting rooms, office space, resources, […]

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New look, who this?   HAMILTON — July 31, 2019 — Innovation Factory is pleased to share our new logo and a fresh look across all our brands.  Our new identity, which includes programs such as the Accelerator for Women in Entrepreneurship, the Centre for Integrated Transportation and Mobility, the Synapse Life Science Competition and LiONS […]

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By: Meghan Hellstern  |  Senior Projects Officer This is the second commentary in a series of three highlighting each of the community-led interventions that received grants as part of the Brookfield Institute’s Empowering Women Entrepreneurs project. Missed the first? Read it now. The following text is a lightly edited set of responses from Brigitte Huard, Program Manager […]

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BarterPay Inc. has helped Canadian business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals get what they need without using money for the last 22 years. Headquartered in Stoney Creek, BarterPay exists to help business owners across Canada grow their business using barter. The company has a presence in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Vineland resident John […]

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Innovation Factory’s clients QReserve awarded grand prize at 1Awards, while both QReserve and Dolled Up Desserts receive in-kind prizes to support the continued growth of their business.  Congratulations!!   Hamilton/Halton 1Awards Three local businesses walk away winners and share $150,000 in cash and in-kind services.  Congratulations to AmandaSteene Cosmetics, Dolled Up Desserts and QReserve, newly […]

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Innovation Factory’s Centre for Integrated Transportation and Mobility (CITM) provides services to commercialize technologies for the connected and autonomous vehicle industry. To apply to CITM please complete our application form. A majority of consumers have a positive attitude toward self-driving cars, and are awaiting their introduction with “anticipation,” a survey by the consulting group Capgemini […]

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HelpWear, a Toronto-based healthtech startup that has developed a non-invasive wearable heart monitor, has announced Dr. Derek Exner is joining as the company’s chief medical officer. Exner will support the HelpWear team in attaining regulatory approvals necessary for distribution of its HeartWatch device. In his new role, Exner will be leading the company’s clinical validation […]

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