Welcome to Brampton’s Innovation District.
Brampton is building an innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem – and it’s all happening in the heart of Downtown Brampton. Steps away from the Brampton GO Station on the Innovation Corridor (Kitchener/Waterloo-Toronto), the Innovation District includes:
Join the BramptonCitySlack to connect with 1200+ members from Brampton and beyond who are professionals, startup founders, business mentors, and other stakeholders helping create an online community supporting startups and their needs.Innovation District Profile PDF
Innovation District Partners
Brampton Entrepreneur Centre & Coworking Space
Located in a spacious 4,500 sq. ft. storefront co-working space designed to fuel creativity and productivity, BEC hosts frequent seminars and offers business plan reviews and consultations with advisors at no cost to local entrepreneurs and innovators.Entrepreneur Centre
Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst
Helping Canadians and Canadian companies seize the opportunities and tackle the challenges of cybersecurity, collaborating with industry, governments and academic partners. This not-for-profit organization is owned and operated by Ryerson University and offers training and certification, support for cyber scale-ups, applied R&D and more.Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst
Brampton Venture Zone by TMI
Modelled after and connected to Toronto Metropolitan University’s world-recognized Zone network, it is designed to bring people together to brainstorm, kick-start projects, and help take start-ups from early-stage incubated companies to established thriving businesses.Ryerson Venture Zone
Downtown Brampton BIA
The Downtown Brampton BIA promotes the commercial area as a vibrant business and shopping district. Through the use of promotional activities such as special events, advertising, and beautification programs, we aim to keep the area foremost in the public’s mind as an attractive, pleasant place to shop, to be entertained, to work, and to live.Downtown Brampton BIA
Brampton Board of Trade
The Brampton Board of Trade is an advocate for the business community for provincial and federal innovation policy. It hosts Brampton’s Innovation Network for its manufacturing members and recognizes Brampton’s most innovative companies at its annual Excellence Awards celebration. The Brampton Board of Trade is a founding member of Canada’s Innovation Corridor Business CouncilBrampton Board of Trade
Sheridan College’s innovation gateway connects entrepreneurs and changemakers to innovation supports throughout Sheridan and provides direct access to the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT) and Entrepreneurship Discovery and Growth Engine (EDGE) Hub at Brampton’s Davis Campus.Sheridan College
Algoma University’s Brampton Campus includes the Algoma School for Business & Economics, and offers four-year degree programs in Business, Economics and Computer Science, with an upcoming Psychology degree and Certificate in Community Economic and Social Development.Algoma University
The Founder Institute (FI) is a global accelerator firm providing support to high-potential, early-stage companies. FI provides support to companies through specialized programming, training courses, access to funding and introductions to a world-class mentor network. FI has graduated over 4,300 companies that have raised in excess of $950M, and has helped create approximately 25,000 jobs globally.Founder Institute
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The Future Centre for Innovation
Brampton’s Centre for Innovation will be an iconic gateway building offering a new central library providing opportunities for digital creation and programming, performance and audio recording, assistive technologies for various abilities, and culture days. Located in the heart of Downtown Brampton, the building will provide flexible office spaces to engage residents and community partners. The CFI will be a landmark for train passengers entering or departing the city from the Downtown Brampton GO station.
Revitalization & Community Improvement Plan:
The Central Area Community Improvement Plan (CIP) establishes a toolbox of programs designed to support specific planning objectives by aligning financial incentives with identified planning goals. Individual incentive programs are established when needed by way of approval of Implementation Guidelines and corresponding budget.
- Development Charges Incentive Program
- Facade Improvement Program
- Building Improvement Program
- Sign Permit Fee Subsidy Program
For more information, visit Planning & Development.