Spark Centre helps start and grow innovative technology-based companies in Durham Region and Northumberland County. We help start-up companies find the best path to market, and we surround them with the tools, people and connections they need to get there faster. We also help existing companies develop relationships and create strategies that can drive faster growth.
Spark Centre is the place where entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, researchers and students come together to exchange ideas, help each other succeed, and form an innovation ecosystem that creates jobs and wealth in our regions. Created by the Durham Strategic Energy Alliance, Spark Centre is one of fourteen not-for-profit Regional Innovation Centres (RICs) that form part of the Ontario Network of Excellence (ONE).
Spark Centre has three locations:
- Durham Strategic Energy Alliance office at Durham College Whitby Campus
- University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in Oshawa
- The Northumberland Manufacturers Association (NMA) offices in Cobourg
Spark Centre offers coaching and mentorship, learning tools, connections to business and research networks, and help with access to investment. Our services are provided thanks to the generous financial support of the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation, Durham Region, the Durham Strategic Energy Alliance (DSEA) and the Northumberland Manufacturer’s Association (NMA).
For more information, please visit www.sparkcentre.org or contact us.