Through in-person workshops and seminars, on-demand online courses, and accompanying resources and tools, OwnershIP guides cohorts of innovative Canadian SMEs through understanding the IP landscape.
Presented by Innovation factory and funded by the National Research Council Industry Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP), OwnershIP is a dynamic, educational program aimed at raising awareness of the importance of Intellectual Property (IP) readiness for innovative Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Through in-person workshops and seminars, on-demand online courses, and accompanying resources and tools, OwnershIP guides cohorts of innovative Canadian SMEs through understanding the IP landscape, the importance of owning and protecting their IP, and mapping out the route by which they can do that. Client companies of the OwnershIP program can then go on to be considered for future funding and strategic support towards developing their IP and IP strategy.
About Innovation Factory
Innovation Factory is a business accelerator, dedicated to helping Ontario-based businesses launch, scale, and succeed. We provide start-ups, and scaling companies with advisory services, training, mentorship, and strategic connections to help bring disruptive technologies to market, leverage intellectual property, increase revenues, attract investment and create jobs.
Serving as the catalyst for tech innovation in the greater Hamilton area since 2011 we are driven to help:
- Entrepreneurs bring new ideas to life and market
- Small/Medium Enterprises (SMEs) get to the next level
- Hamilton build a dynamic culture and a community of innovation
Innovation can happen anywhere. Our goal is to make it work everywhere. We work to elevate key industry sectors including, advanced manufacturing, clean tech, information technology, integrated mobility, life sciences & health care, and social innovations.
Innovation Factory is a Hamilton, Ontario-based Regional Innovation Centre. Funded by the Government of Ontario, Regional Innovation Centres help Ontario-based innovators and entrepreneurs clear commercialization hurdles — accelerating the growth of companies so that they can compete and succeed globally and create high-quality jobs in our province.
OwnershIP by Innovation Factory is funded by The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP). NRC IRAP is Canada’s leading innovation assistance program for small and medium-sized businesses.
If you operate an innovative small or medium-sized business in Canada, we can help you build your innovation capacity and take your ideas to market. We do this through financial assistance, advisory services, and connections to the best business and R&D expertise in Canada. It’s a winning model we’ve been using to drive business growth—and Canada’s innovation system—for over 70 years.
Interested in applying for OwnershIP?
If you operate an innovative small or medium-sized business in Canada, we can help you build your innovation capacity and take your ideas to market.