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Big DiF – Innovation Factory’s Open House & Client Showcase


Celebrate BIG ideas that make a BIGGER impact and join Innovation Factory on thu, May 4, 2023, for The BIGGEST Big DiF where this +250-attendee event returns in person for the first time since 2019!

The Big DiF is Innovation Factory’s annual open house and client showcase that brings the Hamilton community together to celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation in our city, as well as recognize our partners who help make what we do at iF possible.

The night will feature client displays, networking, and more!

We will also recognize one person who goes above and beyond for the community – an award we call the Mark Chamberlain DiFizen of the Year Award.

Join us for an evening of celebration! Network with our ecosystem and meet some of our up-and-coming innovators!


What are the parking options at the event? This event takes place at McMaster Innovation Park. McMaster Innovation Park currently has a parking capacity of 500 vehicles. All lots are clearly signed regarding permits and rates to ensure clarity for all visitors.

Visitor parking payment is required from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. mon to fri. Exact change, Mastercard or Visa, are the payment options. Visitor parking is FREE after 5:00 p.m. Visit the McMaster Innovation Park website to learn more about the designated visitor parking areas.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, you do not need to bring a printed ticket to the event. When you arrive, simply check in at our registration desk with your name.

Questions? Please contact: Kaitlyn Spivak, Events Coordinator, [email protected]


About Innovation Factory

Innovation Factory is a not-for-profit business accelerator, serving as the catalyst for technology innovation in the greater Hamilton area since 2011. Innovation Factory provides business services, training, mentorship, and strategic connections to drive market adoption, leverage intellectual property, and increase revenues, investment, and jobs. Innovators can also access sector-specific resources including exclusive smart transportation test environments and data; and a formal life science and health innovation ecosystem.

Your entry to this event constitutes implied consent to be photographed and to have those photos published.

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May 04 2023


4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Innovation Factory


Innovation Factory
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