Category Archives: Business & Commercialization Innovation

Productivity game-changer when DOUBL tapped into R&I expertise in software and business

DOUBL team

Co-founders, Jessica Bosman and Bryn Davis Williams, reviewing their product and celebrating as they reached their Kickstarter goal According to the Bank of Canada, Canada has a productivity problem. In fact, Canada has seen no productivity growth in recent years. This is important because several factors threaten to drive inflation persistently higher in the future. How can we fix it? Strong productivity—which leads to faster … Continue reading Productivity game-changer when DOUBL tapped into R&I expertise in software and business »

Ogena Solutions partners with BCIC & HESIC to de-risk research and innovation

Cannabis research trial run in the CannaBunker with Gaby Torrens, Research Associate, overseeing the project Ogena Solutions (Ogena) mission is a simple one: to safeguard animals, people, and the environment from pathogens and infectious diseases. However, to do that, Dave Hachey, President and founder of Ogena, knew he was going to need to engage technical experts to help him de-risk the commercialization process and have … Continue reading Ogena Solutions partners with BCIC & HESIC to de-risk research and innovation »

Going viral…. do you really want to?

From an Expert's Perspective

This month, we hear from Paula Reile and Sarah Godfrey, with the Business & Commercialization Innovation Centre. The allure of going viral is strong to many small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMES); who wouldn’t want millions of people looking at your business? Think of all those potential customers! The reality of going viral is much more complex and may not be what is best for the … Continue reading Going viral…. do you really want to? »

NOW HIRING: Graphic Design Research Assistant position with our BCIC team

The Graphic Design Assistant will work on several projects assisting small and medium sized businesses to solve creative problems relating to marketing and promotions. The successful candidate will work individually and as part of a team to complete project deliverables. The assistant will meet regularly with Research Leads, Research Program Manager(s), and Industry Partner(s). Projects may include: document design, packaging design, photography, social media content … Continue reading NOW HIRING: Graphic Design Research Assistant position with our BCIC team »

Level up your business with BCIC – project intake is ongoing

BCIC team, brainstorming session around a table

Did you know Niagara College’s Business & Commercialization Innovation Centre (BCIC) provides media services that are designed to support businesses as they ‘level up’? We work with small businesses who need that extra support in media execution to take their business to the next level. Our support is designed to get you to a position where working with an agency is feasible. Our media services … Continue reading Level up your business with BCIC – project intake is ongoing »

Now Hiring: Business Research Assistant with our BCIC team (closing date: Jan. 26)

Business Research Assistant The Business Research Assistant will work on several applied research projects assisting small and medium sized businesses to solve real-world problems relating to marketing and promotions. The successful candidate will work individually and as part of the Business & Commercialization Solutions Innovation Centre (BCIC) team to complete project deliverables. Some projects include, but are not limited to: promotions planning, market research, competitive … Continue reading Now Hiring: Business Research Assistant with our BCIC team (closing date: Jan. 26) »