The Synapse Life Science Consortium is your gateway to Hamilton’s vibrant life sciences ecosystem. Synapse seeks to support all companies and institutions that make up the Hamilton life science cluster, celebrating the strengths and successes of industry leaders and new startups, as well as promoting the region as an attractive place to live, work and invest.  

Acting as a strategic broker, Synapse supports initiatives and projects that accelerate the commercialization of healthcare and life science innovation.

Connect with us at the Synapse Consortium and unlock the full potential of the thriving Hamilton life sciences community.

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Synapse Life Science Consortium


Quick Facts

  • Hamilton’s life science ecosystem network
  • A strategic broker, facilitating connections
  • Helps advance collaboration and initiatives
  • Drives innovation and economic impact
  • 2500+ connections made
  • 250 ecosystem members
  • Home to 2nd largest hospital network in Ontario
  • Network has $500M annual spend on research and innovation
14th Annual LiONS LAIR Pitch Competition and in-person Gala on September 26, 2024 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Tickets available on

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