Brock’s BioLinc to host business networking event

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Brock’s BioLinc to host business networking event

Published on October 11 2012

Brock University has world-class researchers doing cutting-edge research in state-of-the art facilities. The Niagara Region has bright, budding entrepreneurs looking to take their ideas one step further. Seasoned, savvy business people are looking for a good investment.

What happens when you combine all three together? Innovation at its finest.

Researchers, entrepreneurs, business people, graduates, students, and others will mix and match at BioLinc’s first networking event, BioLinc Up, to be held at Brock University’s Cairns Complex on Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The BioLinc Up evening includes a brief presentation by an official from the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

The event will be held at the ScotiaBank BioLinc Atrium on the ground floor of the Cairns Complex.

Brock University’s BioLinc helps innovators to commercialize their research breakthroughs by providing a wide array of resources and services. These include:

  • collaboration opportunities with Brock’s research and development team, other tenants, and students (including co-op/interns and MBA student consulting services)
  • direct business assistance, counseling, and training through Brock’s Faculty of Business, nGen, and the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce
  • office and lab space with flexible service agreements, including shared use of office equipment

By linking up researchers, entrepreneurs, and businesses people, the initiatives that come out of BioLinc will create jobs and innovative clusters in the community, delivering great economic benefits and long-term prosperity for the Niagara region.

Brock University’s bioscience business incubator, or BioLinc, is one of two business incubators that fall under Innovate Niagara, a group of key Niagara institutions that gather community resources in one place to create a focused approach to business development assistance.

The other business incubator is Generator at one, which focuses on interactive digital media. It offers the most robust, convenient and cost-effective digital studio solution to customers in Canada and the Eastern United States.