idea Fund


The i.d.e.a. Fund, in partnership with leading Ontario Regional Innovation Centres (RICs), supports a sustainable economy and fosters an inclusive, equitable recovery in Southern Ontario. The program encourages inclusion, diversity, environment, and acceleration while contributing to a green recovery.

Selected innovative businesses will receive up to $30,000 in non-repayable matching seed funding and up to 40 hours of fully funded, targeted support from experienced business leaders. 

If your Southern Ontario-based company is interested in seed funding and executive-level mentorship, learn more about the i.d.e.a. Fund.

Learn more about i.d.e.a. Fund

i.d.e.a. Fund


Quick Facts

  • Incorporated, southern Ontario-based businesses
  • Supports diverse industry sectors
  • Promotes green recovery and inclusion
  • Up to $30,000 in matching funds
  • 40 hours of executive-level mentorship provided
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