The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC) and its Business Incubation Services are moving as of May 1, 2017.
Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre staff and its primary business operations will be located at 99 Foster Dr., Level Six, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, P6A 5X9 (Civic Centre). This includes its C2C Business Services, Community Geomatics Centre, Energy Innovation Hub, UP Lottery and Gaming, Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN), and YouLaunch divisions. All services and operations will continue as normal.
SSMIC’s small business incubator clients will be moving to its existing Accelerator Hub at 258 Queen St. E., Level Two, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, P6A 1Y7. The Accelerator Hub is an intermediate incubation space for science and technology businesses that are established or are ready to expand. SSMIC’s business incubator provides start-up science and technology companies with business mentoring and guidance during the critical early-stages of a business. The Hub is a space dedicated to collaboration and innovation among local science and technology businesses, supporting the needs of both our startup incubator clients, as well as accelerating businesses.
“Since 2011, the Innovation Centre and its business incubator have been tenants of Algoma University situated in their Essar Convergence Centre Building on campus. The location and physical space has been ideal and served our staff and clients well since that time,” said Don MacLennan, Acting Executive Director, Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre. “To allow for Algoma University to use the space for their academic needs, the Innovation Centre was required to find a new office location that could accommodate all of our staff in the same place and adequately serve our clients well into the future.”
SSMIC staff will be moving throughout the week of April 24 – 28. Monday, May 1 will be the official start of the new tenant agreement with the City of Sault Ste. Marie.
For general inquiries about our new location and visiting SSMIC, please email [email protected] or call 705-942-7927 ext. 3133.