TechPlace is where new and growing technology companies get everything they need to grow and succeed.

Burlington Economic Development

We provide a wide range of tools, programs and resources to ensure your business’s fluid entry into market.

Halton Region Small Business Centre

Helping connect entrepreneurs with startups to business resources, webinars, and more.

MTech Hub

MTechHub is here to help! We want to work with you to solve your digital challenges using a standardized Industry 4.0 technology platform.

Quantum Strategy Institute

Quantum Strategy Institute is an international network of cross-domain experts with a rich and varied expertise, sharing a passion for quantum technologies.

ENCQOR 5G Testbed

Get early access to a state-of-the-art 5G development platform for prototyping and testing new products and services. Locations in Toronto & Waterloo.

Halton Global Business Centre

A hub of resources and support for local small to medium-sized businesses that are looking to scale up, export and go global.

Trial Site Network

The Trial Site Network enables industry to connect directly with Ontario’s agile, efficient and high-performing clinical trial sites.

Life Sciences Ontario

Life Sciences Ontario membership offers mentorship support through its digital mentorship hub with Ten Thousand Coffees.


No matter your level of knowledge or experience, get to know the landscape of early-stage investing and find your community.

Synapse Life Science Consortium

Our strength is our partners and our passion for innovation. We’d love to understand how we can introduce you to our ecosystem and work with you.

BioTalent Canada

BioTalent Canada is focused on igniting the industry’s brainpower bridging the gap between job-ready talent and employers and ensuring the long-term agility, resiliency, and sustainability of one of Canada’s most vital sectors.

Brock University | Brock LINC

The Brock LINC is Brock University’s home to creativity, innovation, research and entrepreneurship. With a new 41,000 square foot facility at the entrance to campus, the Brock LINC offers programs and resources for students, researchers, industry and community. Our spaces include a Makerspace to design, build and prototype, cutting-edge labs for digital scholarship and virtual reality research, and entrepreneurial space for early-stage business ideas and start-ups.

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Wilfrid Laurier University | Research and Innovation

Wilfrid Laurier University is a comprehensive, multi-campus university that offers opportunities to deeply engage in research with a community of passionate and leading-edge researchers.

Laurier’s research community includes existing and emerging expertise in business, technology and innovation; environments and sustainability; psychological and social determinants of health and well-being; Indigeneity, decolonization, equity, diversity and inclusion; governance and policy; and society, culture and community.

Research at Laurier is built on a commitment to enrich partnerships by connecting interdisciplinary scholarship and creative activity with communities to address the most pressing local and global challenges.

Reach out to our Client Services team to get connected to Laurier’s Office of Research Services and learn more.

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University of Toronto | Engineering Career Centre

Career preparation for tomorrow’s engineering leaders.

U of T Engineering students can choose to graduate with up to 20 months of meaningful work experience, a competitive salary, an extensive network, and professional skills they’ll leverage for years to come.

At the Engineering Career Centre, that’s what we deliver through our flagship Professional Experience Year (PEY) Co-op Program with a proven track record going back more than 40 years.  PEY Co-op is the largest co-op program in Toronto and the largest of its kind in Canada. By offering both a 4-month summer and a 12 to 16-month work experience, our programming is designed to provide students with the perfect balance of industry exposure and professional development.  For our industry partners, this flexibility ensures that they consistently have access to top talent who are prepared to deliver valuable contributions to their organization.

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Sheridan College | Research

Sheridan is committed to cultivating and supporting a culture of scholarship, research and creative activities (SRCA) – one that is inclusive, broad and engages Sheridan’s students, professors, staff and the communities we serve.

Our research is focused on creating unique opportunities for our faculty, staff and students to work directly with our partners to address real-world challenges that strengthen our communities and develop the leaders of tomorrow.

The Sheridan Research Office is here to support our industry/community partners through their research process.

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Mohawk College | Ideaworks

We work side-by-side with startups, established companies and community organizations to address their challenges firsthand, often accessing government grants and leveraging industry sponsored projects to make applied research opportunities possible.

  • We enhance teams with specialized expertise from Mohawk faculty, staff and students.
  • We provide access to specialized, industry leading equipment and one-of-a-kind comprehensive facilities.
  • We help to de-risk new technology adoption through testing and trials.
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Connecting you to leading academic innovators across Ontario.

Get connected with post-secondary institutions for pilot projects, applied research and R&D, and co-op opportunities.

Hi5 Pitch Competition

Each November we host our Hi5 Pitch Competition, providing our most innovative clients with a fantastic opportunity to generate awareness of their company by pitching to a panel of industry professionals and gaining exposure to industry partners and investors. PLUS the chance to win $5,000 cash and in-kind prizes.

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Synapse Life Science Competition

Innovation Factory’s Synapse Competition is Ontario’s premier life science pitch competition. Designed to help move your innovative life science products and services out of the lab and into the market, the competition pairs innovators with business and entrepreneurship students, and provides the training, mentorship, and resources to be successful.

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Haltech Connects

Virtual networking session to make new connections, and re-connect with fellow entrepreneurs and like-minded people.

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HERhalton Women's Day Breakfast

Each year an International Women’s Day breakfast is organized to celebrate Halton Region’s female leaders and entrepreneurs.

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