Our Resources

Innovation Factory has worked to build a network of strategic business resources. From our executive resources, to our network of volunteer mentors and our community partners, we can offer expertise in all sectors of business, including CleanTech, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Advanced Manufacturing, and Life and Health Sciences.



Peter Smith

Peter Smith is a 32 year veteran of the information technology industry having held senior management roles in sales, professional services and operations in Canada and the US. When not assisting Innovation Factory clients, Peter leads his own management consulting company, The Meaford Group Inc, and serves on the Boards of CSDC Systems, gShiftLabs and Headcount Corporation.
Email Peter at [email protected]

David Carter

Executive Director
David is the former CTO and co-founder of Awareness Inc. He is enthusiastic about the technologies, processes, and team building and their measurable impact on a company. David will tell you his sweet spot is where technology, sales and marketing intersect, and also warn you that new technology does not always solve the problem. Before founding Awareness inc., Dave worked as an Internet Strategy Manager at Microsoft.

Email David at [email protected]

Bernard Lim

As the resident health and life sciences Executive-in-Residence, Bernard has an outstanding track record of leading strategic development and innovation, driving change to achieve exceptional performance improvements and growth which span multiple industry sectors including biotechnology, medical devices, diagnostics, electronics and high technology within both start-ups and corporate multinationals across US, Canada and Europe.
Email Bernard at [email protected]


Innovation Factory has relationships with over 70 volunteer mentors across all business sectors. As an iF client, you will have access to experts that can address your specific business needs.


As a strategic community connector, we have invested the time to establish relationships with community business partners who want to assist small and medium enterprises in rising to their full potential. We have resources across the Greater Hamilton area in all areas of business, so that if we cannot provide you with the expertise ourselves, we can recommend a trusted community partner to assist you.

Innovation Factory is also working closely with the City of Hamilton’s Economic Development division to ensure our visions are aligned strategically.


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