The Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards


Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Welcome to your
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.

Would you like to learn more?

Download our fact sheet, hear directly from an entrepreneur about the value of this one-stop business acceleration shop, and explore how members of our community can benefit from the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards.

Our Investors

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.


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.

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

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:


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Big ideas and inventions sparked by imagination in the classroom, the lab floor, or in the garage of an emerging entrepreneur



See why we are Ottawa’s future epicentre for innovation, business acceleration and job creation.

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.