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The EOIC initiative was created in 2020 with the vision of establishing Eastern Ontario as a leading, forward-thinking innovation district within Canada, attracting both homegrown and global talent. Today, the EOIC is a proactive vehicle that connects the broad scope of business resources, support and learning networks that regions across Eastern Ontario have to offer in one all-encompassing support system for SME’s who are looking to launch, scale or break into international markets.
The EOIC is committed to fostering
connections and opportunities
The EOIC is committed to fostering connections and opportunities within the Eastern Ontario corridor to support global action through local, organizational, and independent activities and introductions. One of the hubs within the EOIC, Queens University, will lead the way with regards to how the EOIC will contribute to the SDGs. Queens University was ranked by the Times Higher Education Impact Ratings as the first university in Canada and fifth in the world that’s advancing the SDGs within, and beyond, their local community.
Destination for Innovation
What Makes The EOIC Unique?
The phrase “it takes a village” is at the heart of the EOIC. While other parts of the province tend to concentrate their supports within their own respective regions, the EOIC is an initiative in which communities across Eastern Ontario can build upon, and combine, their existing strengths to create a stronger, more robust support and resource network for entrepreneurs. It also provides a forum for Eastern Ontario communities to discuss additional ways in which to support their innovation ecosystems and to cross-promote successes stemming from each district. Not only does this unified network provide entrepreneurs with broader access to supports and resources, it also positions Eastern Ontario as the place to be for entrepreneurs to grow and succeed, attracting entrepreneurs and innovators — both local and from abroad — to the district.
Our Steering Committee Is Accountable For Achieving The Mission, Vision And Objectives Of The EOIC
EOIC Business Development Manager
CEO of Spark Centre
Director of Clients Services & Operations
Director of Marketing
CEO & EIR of LaunchLab
Marketing Director & EIR of LaunchLab
Director of Research
and Innovation Partnerships of
Partnerships Development Officer
of Queens University
CEO & Founder of PARO Centre