We Are Committed to

Driving Innovation Forward

The Eastern Ontario Innovation Corridor (EOIC) connects startups and SMEs to business resources, support and learning networks across Eastern Ontario in one all-inclusive system to overcome barriers, scale and succeed.

Grow with us!

If you are a start-up, innovator or SME at any stage of business, you need an integrated network of innovation hubs, industry experts, academic institutions, R&D facilities and access to government support that collaborate to help you succeed. The EOIC is your one-stop system of support to make it happen.

Boosting Innovation In Eastern Ontario

In collaboration with community partners we support access to growth focused programming for local and incoming international entrepreneurs.

We provide growth-focused programming, skill development, access to talent, industry experts and capital and establish pathways for entering new markets.

We facilitate research and development opportunities for innovative products, services and solutions.

We connect small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs), entrepreneurs, innovators, business leaders, and industry mentors within one network for easy access, unparalleled support for growth and open dialogue for addressing industry challenges.

We equip SMEs with the tools, knowledge and resources to enhance digital maturity, build market sustainability and support the development of succession planning and transition of leadership.

We support new businesses providing introduction to investment or raising capital funding opportunities.

Corridor Connects is an exciting adventure that connects high-potential entrepreneurs with Landing Pads within the EOIC. It is designed to help entrepreneurs discover the support and resources each region has to offer.

About Us

From Durham Region to the Quebec Border, the EOIC is a unified pipeline of business support for startups and SMEs, making Eastern Ontario the place to be for launching, developing and expanding innovation in Canada and globally.

Hubs

The innovation hubs within the EOIC help their clients to grow their business through targeted programming, resources to develop and launch innovations, access to education, capital and industry networks and a focus on accelerating business nationally and internationally.

Based in Kingston, Ontario, Launch Lab is a Regional Innovation Centre dedicated to economic growth and helping entrepreneurs succeed regardless of business size or stage. 

PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise is the most prominent Women’s Enterprise Centre, serving all of Ontario. 

As one of the top universities in Canada, Queen’s University can provide access to a wealth of support for research and development that complements business incubation.

Spark Centre provides world-class innovation services like educational programming, advisory from industry experts, co-working space, access to funding and more.

The Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce (CBCC) is dedicated to the success and growth of Black Businesses in local and global markets.
Okwaho an Indigenous social purpose enterprise on a mission to fuel social impact through human-centred design, innovation, and Indigenous-led research.

Partners

Our partners are the keys to driving innovation forward, providing startups and SMEs with access to talent, industry leaders, community connections and education, research and development and funding opportunities.

Members

Our members are enthusiastic and engaged organizations, who attend events and actively network within the ecosystem.

How EOIC helps

Eastern Ontario Innovation Corridor

Head Office

EOIC Head Office
2 Simcoe Street South, Suite 300
Oshawa, ON. L1H 8C1 Canada
905.432-3999