About us

About Academy

Academy by Innovation Factory is our multi-disciplinary online learning platform built to set innovative and emerging businesses up for success. Leveraging our ecosystem of experts, Academy provides growing businesses with the resources, knowledge and training they need across a variety of relevant topics.

Academy not only engages Client Services, Centre for Integrated Transportation and Mobility (CITM)¬†and Synapse Life Science Consortium divisions of Innovation Factory, but also our network of partners, stakeholders and expert advisors. Offering learning opportunities both online and in association with our regular client services programming, Academy is a bridge to both our ecosystem and our client’s success.

Innovation Factory

Innovation Factory

Innovation Factory (iF) is a non-profit business accelerator within the Ontario Centres of Innovation (OCI) Regional Innovation Centres network. Based in Hamilton, Ontario, we provide entrepreneurs with business services, training, mentorship and strategic connections to help bring disruptive technologies to market, increase revenues, attract investment, and create jobs.

Innovation can happen anywhere. Our goal is to make it work everywhere. We work to elevate key industry sectors, including: advanced manufacturing, cleantech, information technology, integrated mobility, life sciences & health care and social innovations.