Innovation Factory: Funding Programs & More

This guide for business owners covers current Innovation Factory funding programs, including seed funding, matching fund, and other types of financing for entrepreneurs. 

This is our dedicated “hub” page for Innovation Factory funding programs. We’ll continuously update this page to reflect changes in programs – so bookmark this page and check back often for updates! 

Innovation Factory Mandate

The Innovation Factory is a business accelerator, dedicated to helping Ontario-based businesses launch, scale, and succeed.  It provides start-ups, and scaling companies with advisory services, training, mentorship, and strategic connections to help bring disruptive technologies to market, leverage intellectual property, increase revenues, attract investment and create jobs. 

Types of Funding Innovation Factory Offers

The Innovation Factory offers financial incentives, including seed fund, matching fund and more. 

Innovation Factory Funding Programs

Below are the links to the Organization’s financial incentives: 

  • Available Grants with Innovation Factory: 
  • Innovation Factory Pitch Competition: 
  • Tutorial and On-demand Video Modules (no funding)

OAC offers programs that fall under the following categories:

  • Creating and Presenting, and
  • Building Audiences and Markets.

Below are links to OAC’s grants under each category:

  • Creating and Presenting
  • Building Audiences and Markets

Eligible applicants for any grant can also apply for the Accessibility Fund: Project Support. The program provides supplementary funds to Deaf- and disability-identifying project grant recipients to help them remove barriers to accessibility they may face while completing their OAC-funded project.

Innovation Factory Contact

Innovation Factory:  

B21-175 Longwood Road South 
Hamilton, ON Canada 
L8P 0A1 

Phone: 905.667.2611 

Innovation Factory Social Media:


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