Niagara College named No. 1 research college in Canada in latest top-50 research colleges report

For the second time in less than five years, Niagara College (NC) has hit the No. 1 spot for colleges in Canada for research funding, according to a special report released today. Moving up one spot from last year’s standings, Niagara College is now the No. 1 research college across Canada. This is the ninth year in a row NC has been in the top 10. … Continue reading Niagara College named No. 1 research college in Canada in latest top-50 research colleges report »

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 »

R&I hits the trade show floor at OCI’s DiscoveryX Conference

In April, the Research & Innovation (R&I) division hit the trade show floor at OCI’s DiscoveryX Conference (DiscoveryX) in Toronto, ON. DiscoveryX is the premier innovation event in Canada, bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, government, and industry leaders. Celebrating its 15th year in 2024, DiscoveryX is where innovators, thought leaders, and visionaries come together to explore the latest breakthroughs, share game-changing ideas, and build partnerships … Continue reading R&I hits the trade show floor at OCI’s DiscoveryX Conference »

FBIC research-backed ChronoGrill is firing up great results for Gastronomous

  Fire up the grill because Gastronomous, an industry-leading automation firm focused on transforming the food service perspective by pioneering a network of interconnected smart appliances – culminating in fully autonomous kitchens – has a new open flame grill. Known as the ChronoGrill, it’s sure to supply the classic grill marks you know and love on your favourite burger, thanks to the Food & Beverage … Continue reading FBIC research-backed ChronoGrill is firing up great results for Gastronomous »

R&I’s Innovation Mentorship Program is back spotlighting high school students’ unique business pitches

'The Marketing Collective' team with panel of experts

  The 1988 comedy, Big, featuring a youthful Tom Hanks, includes the tagline – you’re only young once! After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes up to find himself in the body of an adult. Minus the wishing and magic, the Grade 11 business students at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School got the chance to ‘think’ big and impress a local industry … Continue reading R&I’s Innovation Mentorship Program is back spotlighting high school students’ unique business pitches »

SONAMI staffer, Mitchell Lutz, joins GNCC’s NEXTNiagara Council

Mitchell Lutz, SONAMI's new Business Development Lead.

Mitchell Lutz, Business Development Lead, SONAMI SONAMI’s Business Development Lead is the newest member of NEXTNiagara’s council. Earlier in May, Mitchell Lutz joined the council alongside four other new additions. Mitch, and his fellow council members, bring their knowledge and experience as young professionals in Niagara, covering a wide variety of industries including healthcare, entrepreneurship, trades, non-profit, business development and sustainability. NEXTNiagara is an advisory … Continue reading SONAMI staffer, Mitchell Lutz, joins GNCC’s NEXTNiagara Council »