The Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards

THE INNOVATION CENTRE AT BAYVIEW YARDS

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO; June 15, 2016 
The Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards today announced an $8 million injection from the Federal Economic Development Agency of Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) for new programming and technology at the first entrepreneurship hub of its kind in Ottawa.  This FedDev Ontario funding will increase the technical and business capabilities available to companies through the Innovation Centre, accelerating development and commercial success.  It will catalyze the creation of new products, firms and jobs in high-growth sectors such as cybersecurity, digital media and advanced manufacturing, helping to grow the regional economy and increase Ottawa’s share of key global markets.

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Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards

The Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards will be a dynamic and energized hub that serves as basecamp for some of our greatest homegrown technology talent, capabilities and companies. It will be the ultimate one-stop business acceleration shop and ‘mash-up’ of technical, business and market services, resources and expertise that helps entrepreneurs and companies launch, grow and thrive, and compete with anyone in the world.

And it will be home to our anchor tenant Invest Ottawa, which will deliver its economic development programs from this new home, and work together with fellow academic, public and private sector program delivery partners to create an even more dynamic hotbed of innovation in our region.

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The Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards extends sincere thanks to the City of Ottawa and the Government of Ontario for their significant contribution to this initiative.

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Your Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards

Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards Obtains $8 Million from FedDev Ontario
Catalyzing the Creation of New Products, Firms and Jobs in High-Growth Sectors in Ottawa
On June 15, 2016, the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards announced an $8 million injection from the Federal Economic Development Agency of Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) for new programming and technology at the first entrepreneurship hub of its kind in Ottawa.  This FedDev Ontario funding will increase the technical and business capabilities available to companies through the Innovation Centre, accelerating development and commercial success.  It will catalyze the creation of new products, firms and jobs in high-growth sectors such as cybersecurity, digital media and advanced manufacturing, helping to grow the regional economy and increase Ottawa’s share of key global markets.

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announces $8 million in funding from FedDev Ontario for the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards on June 15, 2016 among more than 350 guests at Laroche Park.
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announces $8 million in funding from FedDev Ontario for the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards on June 15, 2016 among more than 350 guests at Laroche Park.
Thank you to the many distinguished speakers who joined us to celebrate an injection of $8 Million for new programs at the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards.
Thank you to the many distinguished speakers who joined us to celebrate an injection of $8 Million for new programs at the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards.
The Honourable Yasir Naqvi, Ontario Attorney General and MPP for Ottawa Centre, reinforces the value of the Innovation Centre to his riding, the Ottawa Region and Ontario more broadly.
The Honourable Yasir Naqvi, Ontario Attorney General and MPP for Ottawa Centre, reinforces the value of the Innovation Centre to his riding, the Ottawa Region and Ontario more broadly.
Steve West, Chair of the Innovation Centre Board, delivers opening remarks to a crowd of more than 350 guests at Laroche Park.
Steve West, Chair of the Innovation Centre Board, delivers opening remarks to a crowd of more than 350 guests at Laroche Park.
David McGuinty, MP for Ottawa South and Chair of the National Capital Region Government Caucus, emphasizes how the Innovation Centre will accelerate the development of Ottawa entrepreneurs and firms, and then introduces the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
David McGuinty, MP for Ottawa South and Chair of the National Capital Region Government Caucus, emphasizes how the Innovation Centre will accelerate the development of Ottawa entrepreneurs and firms, and then introduces the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
The Innovation Centre welcomed more than 350 leaders from industry, government academia, innovation agencies, and the investment community to Laroche Park on June 15, 2016.
The Innovation Centre welcomed more than 350 leaders from industry, government academia, innovation agencies, and the investment community to Laroche Park on June 15, 2016.
Janak Alford, CEO of prototypeD (left), discusses the FedDev-supported capabilities to be offered through the Mademill at the Innovation Centre, from advanced manufacturing and prototyping to digital media services.
Janak Alford, CEO of prototypeD (left), discusses the FedDev-supported capabilities to be offered through the Mademill at the Innovation Centre, from advanced manufacturing and prototyping to digital media services.
Dr. Tony Bailetti (second from right) and colleagues from Carleton University, will deliver the FedDev-supported Global Cybersecurity Program at the Innovation Centre.
Dr. Tony Bailetti (second from right) and colleagues from Carleton University, will deliver the FedDev-supported Global Cybersecurity Program at the Innovation Centre.
The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and MP for Ottawa Centre, highlights the many ways the Innovation Centre will benefit her constituents, and entrepreneurs, firms and citizens across the Ottawa Region.
The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and MP for Ottawa Centre, highlights the many ways the Innovation Centre will benefit her constituents, and entrepreneurs, firms and citizens across the Ottawa Region.
The Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure, underscores how the Innovation Centre will help the province achieve its innovation and economic development objectives.
The Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure, underscores how the Innovation Centre will help the province achieve its innovation and economic development objectives.
Deputy Mayor Mark Taylor emphasizes how the Innovation Centre will add value to the Ottawa Regional economy.
Deputy Mayor Mark Taylor emphasizes how the Innovation Centre will add value to the Ottawa Regional economy.
Dr. Adnan Sheikh, Medical Director of 3D Printing and Radiologist at The Ottawa Hospital describes how his team will leverage the maker space capabilities offered by Mademill at the Innovation Centre.
Dr. Adnan Sheikh, Medical Director of 3D Printing and Radiologist at The Ottawa Hospital describes how his team will leverage the maker space capabilities offered by Mademill at the Innovation Centre.
The Innovation Centre was honoured to welcome many special guests, including (left to right): John Fraser, MPP for Ottawa South; former Premier Dalton McGuinty; His Excellency Vijavat Isarabhakdi, Ambassador of Thailand to Canada;    and His Excellency Rafael Barak, Ambassador of Israel to Canada (right).
The Innovation Centre was honoured to welcome many special guests, including (left to right): John Fraser, MPP for Ottawa South; former Premier Dalton McGuinty; His Excellency Vijavat Isarabhakdi, Ambassador of Thailand to Canada; and His Excellency Rafael Barak, Ambassador of Israel to Canada (right).
His Excellency Rafael Barak, Ambassador of Israel to Canada (left) and Sonya Shorey, Communications Strategist, (right) of the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards.
His Excellency Rafael Barak, Ambassador of Israel to Canada (left) and Sonya Shorey, Communications Strategist, (right) of the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards.
Eme Onuoha, Vice President, Global Government Affairs (Canada), Xerox Corporation (left); Blair Patacairk, Managing Director of Investment and Trade, Invest Ottawa (centre); and Martin Canning, Advisor, Ontario’s Ministry of Infrastructure (right), discuss Invest Ottawa’s role as anchor tenant and key program partner for the Innovation Centre.
Eme Onuoha, Vice President, Global Government Affairs (Canada), Xerox Corporation (left); Blair Patacairk, Managing Director of Investment and Trade, Invest Ottawa (centre); and Martin Canning, Advisor, Ontario’s Ministry of Infrastructure (right), discuss Invest Ottawa’s role as anchor tenant and key program partner for the Innovation Centre.
Richard Quigley (left), Doug McClarty (centre) and Ken Hoppner (right) gather in front of the future Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards under construction by Morley Hoppner.
Richard Quigley (left), Doug McClarty (centre) and Ken Hoppner (right) gather in front of the future Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards under construction by Morley Hoppner.

Exclusive Innovation Naming and Partnership Opportunities

The Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards is offering a limited number of exclusive sponsorship and naming opportunities for local, national and international companies and organizations to support the Innovation Centre and the community it serves by providing a cash and/or in-kind sponsorship.

This is a rare opportunity for your company or organization to acquire facilitated access to entrepreneurs, R&D and technology leaders, local and global companies expanding in the Ottawa market, new technologies, domestic and foreign investors, and a host of prospective clients and collaborators across our region.

The Innovation Centre will also work together with leading program delivery partners such as Invest Ottawa, Carleton University and Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME), to deliver targeted global programming that enables and accelerates the development and commercial success of globally-oriented, customer, market and investment-ready companies.  This creates a wealth of opportunity for Innovation Centre partners and sponsors. Click here to learn more!

Would you like to explore exclusive sponsorship and naming opportunities for your organization with the Innovation Centre?  We invite you to review our Call for Expressions of Interest, and contact Richard Quigley, Managing Director of the Innovation Centre, to initiate a discussion today: richard.quigley@thebayviewyards.com

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Richard Quigley
Interim Managing Director
Richard brings more than 20 years of innovation expertise and business leadership to the Innovation Centre. The entrepreneur and long-time Ottawa resident has directly contributed to the growth and commercial success of many high-growth companies in senior roles at leading professional services firms. Most recently, he leveraged his extensive business development, marketing and financial management experience as a management consultant for public and private sector organizations. Committed to giving back to his community, Richard has also served on the Board of the Canadian Tulip Festival, the Ottawa Dragonboat Festival and the Ottawa Dragonboat Foundation.
Caroline Croft
Administrative Coordinator
Caroline is helping to coordinate committees and board meetings, as well as communications, social media, scheduling, events and partnership relationships.
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Visit Us this Fall!

In fall 2016, come step inside our doors and:

  • Discover the industry-calibre tools and equipment, expertise, and connections that will help you chart a path from idea to global market
  • Chat with technology gurus, big brands and rising stars, angel investors, visionaries and artists…and immerse yourself in possibility
  • Bring us your biggest entrepreneurial challenge and let us help you tackle it head-on and blow past key hurdles
  • Design, build and demonstrate your technology together with the resident experts in our Digital Media Lab and Maker Space
  • Hatch new ideas as you link with brilliant minds
  • Glow with pride as you marvel at the achievements of our innovators, entrepreneurs and community – and the new jobs, companies and investment that spring from them

Introducing MadeMill

Mademill is a one-stop advanced manufacturing and digital media production lab, and the creative heart of the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards. Mademill will offer professional services, education, open-source design solutions, innovative showcases and demonstrations to entrepreneurs, firms and members of our local, national and global innovation community! Most importantly, it will serve as a gateway to Ottawa’s vibrant and creative ecosystem.

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