If you are looking for a place to introduce new products, ideas or methods into your business or marketplace, the Niagara region offers an environment well suited to innovation. Niagara has two post-secondary education institutions that support innovation in existing companies and assist start-ups to grow their ideas and businesses. This region has a strong ICT sector and according to the KPMG Study 2014, the Niagara region ranked 1st for lowest business costs for the video gaming industry and 4th lowest for digital media. Please contact our partners to see the range of services and funding programs that are available:

BioLinc | Brock University
Innovate Niagara
Niagara College
Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure |
Ministry of Research and Innovation |
Ontario Credits, Benefits and Incentives for Businesses
Ontario Media Digital Corporation
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre | Driving Innovation for Canadian Horticulture

The School District That Paid Attention
Huffpost Education
By Tom Ostapchuk
Speaking with the Chief Information Officer of the District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) is like being in the audience of a startup company pitch competition. Dino Miele expresses himself with a youthful enthusiasm that instantly hooks you onto his dream of dramatically improving education. For Miele that means giving every student the opportunities, the support, and the resources to discover their own path in life.

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Niagara Falls' Northernchem wants to be on cutting edge of medicine with its 3D printing of human organs
Niagara This Week by Richard Hutton
February 5, 2016 
While 3D printing is not new — the technology has been in place in one shape or form since the 1980s — it's what can be done in terms of medical applications that are the story.

And in an industrial strip mall on Thorold Stone Road, Northernchem is looking to be among the leaders.

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