Innovation Hubs

The innovation hubs within the EOIC help entrepreneurs within their communities and catchment areas 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.
Innovation hubs provide valuable resources and support, including:
  • Access to talent and funding opportunities
  • Connections with industry leaders
  • Introductions to R&D opportunities
  • Local knowledge of their community and catchment area

Want to learn more about
becoming an innovation hub within the EOIC?

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310 Bagot St, Kingston, ON
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. A member of the Ontario Business Support Network, Launch Lab works with hundreds of businesses across Eastern Ontario by offering specialized programs that build, nurture and scale companies, big and small.


110-105 May St N, Thunder Bay, ON
PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise is the most prominent Women’s Enterprise Centre, serving all of Ontario. With award-winning educational programs, skills training, networking events, mentoring, access to funding and more, PARO is renowned for successfully helping women to launch and grow their businesses.
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Queens University

74 University Avenue, Kingston, Ontario 310 Bagot Street, Kingston, Ontario
[email protected]

Queen’s University can provide access to a variety of support for research and development that complement business growth, acceleration and other business development programming. Queen’s University Partnerships and Innovations (QPI) team supports connections with Queen’s top-tier academic experts, students, research facilities, equipment and technology/IP. These resources can be leveraged for collaborative projects to greatly enhance product development and commercialization. Talent can also be accessed through a variety of student projects, internship opportunities and recruitment support.

Spark Centre

2 Simcoe St. S, Oshawa, ON
[email protected]

Spark Centre provides world-class innovation services like educational programming, advisory from industry experts, co-working space, access to funding and more for early-stage tech and innovation startups in the Durham and Northumberland Regions. It is also a gateway for global tech entrepreneurs relocating their businesses to Eastern Ontario
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The Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce

5000 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON
[email protected]

The Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce (CBCC) is dedicated to the success and growth of Black Businesses in local and global markets. In addition to promoting local and bilateral trade, resources, information and cultural exchange, the CBCC also provides business opportunities for entrepreneurs to promote their business and increase market share, participate in free and discounted programs and networking events and develop business skills through learning opportunities.

Okwaho Equal Source

York Rd., PO Box 164, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, ON
[email protected]

Okwaho Equal Source was established in 2015 and is a highly sought-after leader and change agent in Indigenous-inspired social enterprise, social innovation, social finance, and social procurement models in Canada. Okwaho Equal Source is a trusted Indigenous consultancy, design-thinking firm, program developer and research think tank. Okwaho Equal Source is proudly woman-led and 100% Indigenous-owned and is headquartered in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Ontario.

Why would you want to become a hub in the EOIC?

DRIving Innovation

Recognition as a leader in driving innovation within the Eastern Ontario Innovation Corridor

Strategic Development

A voice in the strategic development of a sustainable infrastructure

Network Support

Access to a broader regional and international network of supports for their entrepreneur clientele


The ability to leverage programming and local resources to create opportunities and platforms for the success of entrepreneurs

Eastern Ontario Innovation Corridor

Head Office

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