Building Vibrant Communities

Partnerships with local and regional business and community organizations contribute to local communities and economies. These partnerships create jobs for Ontarians, provide shared space and access to state-of-the-art research infrastructure for the larger community, and contribute to community success.

In particular, Regional Innovation Centres (RICs) are innovation hubs that involve university, industry, and community partners to foster entrepreneurship and collaborative activities. In each of the 17 RICs across the province, an Ontario university is represented.

Job Creation
  • Ryerson University's Magnet Hub
  • Noblegen Inc. at Trent University
  • Entrepreneurship at the University of Toronto
Shared Community Spaces and Infrastructure
  • Lakehead University's Centre for Advanced Science and Engineering Studies
  • Laurentian University’s Jim Fielding Innovation and Commercialization Space
  • OCAD University's Imagination Catalyst
  • University of Toronto's Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • UOIT’s ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel
  • Western University’s Propel Entrepreneurship
  • University of Windsor’s EPICentre
Partnering for Community Success
  • University of Guelph and The Power of Improvisation
  • Laurentian University's Mobile-CROSH
  • McMaster University’s Research Shop
  • Ryerson University and iBEST
  • The University of Toronto and Health Barrie Project
  • WORLDiscoveries at Western University
  • The University of Waterloo and Grand River Hospital
  • CityStudio and Wilfrid Laurier University