Government of Canada investment helps the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre expand its presence in Kenora and Rainy River regions.
Kenora, ON — Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario — FedNor - The Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre (NOIC) is increasing its level of support to innovators and entrepreneurs in the Kenora and Rainy River districts, including Treaty 3 communities, thanks to a Government of Canada investment of $500,776 through FedNor. The Innovation Centre is a key player in the innovation ecosystem in Northwestern Ontario, helping pioneering companies to start, grow, and succeed. This contribution will enable the organization to meet the growing demand for its services by adding one full-time employee as well as additional advisory services at its newly opened office at the Northwest Business Centre in Kenora.
The Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament for Kenora, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor.
The new staff member in Kenora will provide support and resources to small innovative businesses in the region and contribute to a strengthened regional innovation ecosystem. In addition, the Innovation Centre will offer events, workshops and activities focused on cultivating innovation and technology throughout Kenora, Rainy River and Treaty 3 communitiesSource : Government Of Canada