As the Entrepreneur and Innovation Hub for Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon, co-located with industry partners Xerox Research Centre of Canada and GreenCentre Canada, the RIC Centre offers a comprehensive range of support services to entrepreneurs for free, including mentorship and advisory services, hands-on workshops and networking events. Utilizing the expertise of RICC’s Entrepreneurs in Residence, RICC clients receive unparalleled professional guidance every step of the way. RIC Centre is a not-for-profit organization working to support innovative businesses within the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs.
RIC Centre’s strategic focus for 2018-2019 is to work with innovators in the following range of sectors:
- Advanced Manufacturing & Materials
- Clean & Green Technologies
- ICT & Internet of Things
Collaboration is key to building an innovation hub. Is innovation important to you? Connect with the RIC Centre community to explore collaboration opportunities.
Vision and Mission
To facilitate connections between the entrepreneurial imagination and practical resources for commercialization, thereby building an innovation ecosystem to support community prosperity in Peel Region.
As the Entrepreneur and Innovation Hub for Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon, RIC Centre has provided a range of free support services to over 500 active clients (new + existing) in the last year, and welcomed 243 new clients!
Throughout the year, RIC Centre has made significant impact on our clients’ business performance by accelerating the process of creating 153 new products, 87 new services, and 21 granted patents.
Over 50% of our clients say that RIC Centre has made a vital or significant impact on their entrepreneurial journey.
Read our full impact report here!
Meet the Experts in Our Strategic Focus Areas
RIC Centre’s strategic focus for 2017-2018 is to work with innovators in the following range of sectors:Advanced Manufacturing, Clean Technologies and IoT Digital Media.
Derrek S. Lennox
Meet the General Business Experts