Network of Incubators

The Incubators

Goodman Group – Venture Development is part of Innovate Niagara’s network of incubators. This network of industry-specific business incubators provides companies with access to the state of the art equipment and workspaces and endless collaborative opportunities with leading-edge portfolio companies as well as education and industry partners.


Innovate Niagara opened its doors in 2010 to be the catalyst for interactive digital media and tech growth in Niagara. The vision was simple: to create a utopia for interactive digital media and tech (IDMT) for companies, researchers and students. Adopting a model that has produced tremendous results in areas such as Silicon Valley, the seeds that were planted just a few short years ago at Innovate Niagara have now blossomed.


The Educational Research & Innovation Hub, (ihub), is a dynamic incubation entity focused in the Educational Technology (EdTech) sector. ihub facilitates collaboration with educators, students, parents, researchers, industry leaders, and ihub portfolio companies to enhance and innovate modern education experience and foster local economic development and growth.


ncTakeOff is Niagara College’s hub for entrepreneurship. By exposing NC students to the concept of entrepreneurship, they are building an innovative, enterprising and challenge-embracing culture across campus, in Niagara and beyond. ncTakeOff hosts entrepreneurial development programs that refer students to existing off-campus resources to help increase support and connections to subject matter experts, mentors, and events and funding opportunities. Venture Development and ncTakeOff collaborate and co-host events each year to support youth entrepreneurship in the Niagara region.

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

Located in Canada’s Niagara Region, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is a world-class research center dedicated to horticulture science and innovation. Researchers focus in Applied Genomics, Consumers Insights, and Horticulture Production Systems to together deliver innovative products and production solutions that address the needs of the horticulture industry and advance Canada’s research and commercialization agenda.