Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre: Funding Programs & More

This guide for business owners covers current Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre funding programs, including eligible cost funds, contributions (cost-share), and other types of financing for entrepreneurs. 

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

Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre Mandate

The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC)’s mission is to drive business growth, facilitate research and commercialize innovation in science and technology through partnerships, expert advice, community development, business incubation, youth outreach and sector development activities. SSMIC is dedicated to economic development and diversification in the science and technology sectors in the Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma region. 

SSMIC has multiple divisions that address research and development needs in the following areas: 

  • Agri-tech and agri-food (RAIN division); 
  • GIS, location intelligence, data analytics, and custom software solutions (Acorn Information Solutions division); 
  • The SSM Academic Medical Association is responsible for supporting faculty development, research, academic programming and clinical teaching in the Algoma District; and 
  • YouLaunch exists to build better futures by acting as a catalyst for youth to develop skills in entrepreneurial thinking, technology, and agri-food. 

Types of Funding Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre Offers

The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre offers financial incentives, including eligible cost funds, contributions, and more. 

Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC) Funding Programs

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

  • Eligible Project Cost- fund 
  • Eligible Project Cost- fund 
  • Entrepreneurship Program for youth (no funding) 

Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre Contact:

Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre: 

99 Foster Drive, Level 6 Sault Ste Marie,  
ON, Canada 
P6A 5X6 

Phone: 705-942-7927 
Fax: 705-942-6169 

Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre Social Media: 


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