The Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI) has expanded its presence by opening an office in Kingston, aiming to improve accessibility and raise its profile. With a track record of more than three decades in the province and the region, OCI assists small and medium-sized business entrepreneurs and researchers in scaling up their endeavors towards commercialization.
The organization serves as a conduit, helping these individuals and teams access government funding programs, attract private investors, and even providing their own non-dilutive grant programs.
OCI has been actively involved in supporting partnerships and initiatives such as Loyalist College’s research in natural products and medical cannabis, as well as Fire Reign, a company that has developed a non-toxic fire suppressant.
By collaborating closely with the Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO), OCI and KEDCO aim to provide comprehensive support and services to entrepreneurs in the region.