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OwnershIP by Innovation Factory is an experiential education program, helping Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) understand your current intellectual property (IP) gaps, and develop a 3-5 year strategy for protecting your IP. 

Successful applicants will leverage up to $40,000 worth of legal insight and expertise, funding opportunities, legal consultation, and a national network; empowering you to grow your IP knowledge, protect their property and scale their business. 

OwnershIP not only focuses on educating founders, but it also provides actionable guidance through critical considerations of IP development. Canadian SMEs participating in the OwnershIP program can then go on to be considered for future funding and strategic support towards developing their IP and IP strategy.

Interested in participating in the OwnershIP program?

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OwnershIP by Innovation Factory


Quick Facts

  • Canadian SMEs at any stage of business
  • Innovative, tech-focused businesses
  • Must be a registered Canadian business
  • Free to participate in the program
  • Currently accepting applications
  • Program timeline is 3-6 months
  • Features online workshops and courses
  • Access IP resources and tools
14th Annual LiONS LAIR Pitch Competition and in-person Gala on September 26, 2024 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Tickets available on lionslair.ca

Attend the 14th annual LiONS LAIR pitch competition

Since 2011, Innovation Factory’s LiONS LAIR has helped more than 150 startups launch and scale their businesses. This fall, join over 350 entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders to network over dinner and drinks, celebrate innovation, and watch finalists pitch live to a panel of judges to win cash and in-kind prizes.

When: September 26, 2024 | 5:00pm – 9:00pm 

Where: LiUNA Station – 360 James St. N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1H5

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