ICT Initiatives

 

ICT Data

 

 

WE ARE MAKING ICT HAPPEN IN NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO

 

 

GET FUNDING   |   IT EVENTS   |   WORKSHOPS AND TRAINING   |   HELP BUILD   |   IT CONNECT   |   INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS  |   PARTNERS

 

The Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre (NOIC) is proud to represent the region in Northern Ontario’s Information and Communication Network (ICTN). Yes, that’s a mouthful, but it means NWO has a champion for furthering ICT in the region.

 

Innovation Centre's role in ICT

 

 

Northwestern Ontario ICT Initiatives

 

ICT FUNDING PROGRAMS TO ASSIST YOUR BUSINESS

 

 

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Support for implementing innovative technology in your business.

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Covid-19 relief funding that supports implementing innovative technology in your business.

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Digital Main Street: Ontario Grants

 

 

Provides main street businesses with $2,500 Digital Transformation Grants, and municipalities/local communities with grants to implement a Digital Service Squad.

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A program administered by the CDMN network that will help take your business global: from opening new markets to securing investments, and meeting new customers and partners.

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ICT Events in Thunder Bay

 

ICT EVENTS TO GET YOU NETWORKING AND CREATING

 

 

Third Tuesday

Do you love Tech? Then our Third Tuesday meetups are perfect for you. We get together monthly to discuss the latest trends in tech and get to meet and learn from local experts.

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From coding newbies to full-stack developers, FreeCodeCamp will get you out of your basement and into a social setting to code and connect with others.

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Workshops and Training in Northwestern Ontario

 

WORKSHOPS AND TRAINING

 

 

Currently, we do not have any workshops and training scheduled but we are hard at work planning our next educational session.

 

 

 

Starting a Business in Thunder Bay

 

 

A PLACE TO BUILD YOUR IDEA

 

 

The Landing

THE LANDING

Need a cost-effective place to start your innovative tech company? The Landing is a collaborative co-working space where innovative businesses come to grow their business.

 

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MI-ZONE: ADVANCED MANUFACTURING LAB

The MI-zone is a manufacturing resource that specializes in: access to design for manufacturing, prototyping, producing small runs to allow for market testing and traction, material selection, and product refinement and testing.

 

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Find Tech Talent in Northwestern Ontario

 

 

WANT TO FIND TECH TALENT IN THE REGION?

 

 

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IT CONNECT

Need a skilled IT person to help your business achieve success? Do you want to showcase your tech skills that could help further the IT development in Northwestern Ontario? IT Connect brings together all the tech skills in the region and makes them accessible through a simple to use online database.

 

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Infrastructure projects in Northwestern Ontario

 

WE'RE HELPING BUILD ICT INFRASTRUCTURE

 


BROADBAND AND CELLULAR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

The Innovation Centre plays an important role in developing the region's broadband and cellular infrastructure. In today's economy, we understand that Businesses and Innovation are driven by high-speed internet and cellular service. For these reasons, we continuously keep working with government agencies and telecommunication companies to increase our region's connectivity.

 

See Our Projects

 

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APPLYING FOR BROADBAND AND CELLULAR ACCESS FUNDING

There are a wide variety of funding options from many different sources. This alone creates complexity. However, applications generally require a comprehensive solution. It not as simple as stating “we want faster internet.” Your application will require details on all aspects of service delivery including infrastructure, ownership, maintenance, governance, access rights, engineering details, and you will need private sector buy-in before you apply, assuming your business model includes the private sector.

We can support every stage of this process.

1.  Research and problem/solution definition
2.  Vendor Selection
3.  Funding Application
4.  Project Management

These services are not free, but we generally start with a pre-project to secure funding to support the steps above.

 

View our EOI's

 


 

Improving Connectivity For Ontario Program


IMPROVING CONNECTIVITY FOR ONTARIO PROGRAM

The Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre (NOIC) is looking for private sector partners interested in applying to the second intake of the Improving Connectivity for Ontario (ICON) program. The NOIC is proud to be NWO's ICT champion and we're looking for private sector partners to help lead the way. If you are an established telecommunications provider with experience in building backhaul, last-mile, satellite or cellular solutions, we want to work with you! Please reach out to the NOIC if you have a future project in mind and would like to partner with the NOIC on an application to the second intake of the ICON fund, tentatively scheduled for Q1 2021.

 

Interested? Email Jeff

 


 

 

PARTNERS

 

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