Distilling the spirit of innovation


On the heels of landing a major Dragon’s Den deal for its Sobrii 0-Gin product (Canada’s first non-alcoholic distilled gin), DistillX Beverages Inc. is gearing up for another round of success with its newest distilled non-alcoholic spirit – Sobrii 0-Tequila. Launched Oct. 1, Sobrii 0-Tequila (pronounced zero-tequila) is the Toronto-based company’s second beverage innovation project with Niagara …Continue reading »

POSITION AVAILABLE: Social Media Research Assistant with our Research & Innovation team

  Social Media Research Assistant The successful candidate will support SONAMI with its business to business social media strategy. As the Social Media Research Assistant for SONAMI the successful candidate will work on a number of  projects to assess, plan and design social media activities for the Network in order to grow the reach  and …Continue reading »

Sales & marketing rep credits time at R&I

Kate Jonker graduated in April 2021 from Niagara College’s Business – Sales & Marketing program. She was a research assistant with Research & Innovation’s Business & Commercialization Solutions team from October 2020 to April 2021. Kate is employed with Martek Supply Corp. in Burlington as a sales and marketing representative.  Tell us about where you …Continue reading »

I-Comm student helps businesses thrive

Despite being a second-year business student, Mackenzie Haines credits his co-op with the Business & Commercialization Solutions (BCS) team for identifying the field in which he now sees himself working: helping businesses thrive. “I feel like this position has really helped me to develop my professional skillset and develop a clearer vision of my career …Continue reading »

“Pivotal” research for new market

Bill MacDonald, coordinator and professor of NC’s Commercial Cannabis Production (CCP) program, and Greg Marsh, president at Northern Hemp Specialists, inside the CannaBunker at the Daniel J. Patterson campus in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Agricultural company Northern Hemp Specialists Ltd. works with clients on finding organic solutions for growth and pathogen resistance for all plants, trees, ornamental flowers …Continue reading »