Canada's first hardware and silicon-focused incubator and lab

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The Hardware Catalyst Initiative (HCI) is Canada’s first hardware and silicon-focused incubator.

This competitive program supports silicon and hardware companies to scale their businesses in southern Ontario and compete globally.

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What is the HCI?

The HCI is Canada’s first incubator to focus on hardware and silicon solutions, targeting SMEs in key sectors including Digital Media & ICT, Advanced Manufacturing, Health and Environment. The purpose of the HCI is to strengthen our region’s existing deep tech expertise and support hardware and silicon-based companies to accelerate commercialization, growth and globalization to create more Build-to-Scale companies – from Canada.

Interested in participating?

We’ll be issuing a call for applications in Fall 2019. To be notified of updates, sign up for our newsletter here.

Have a question?


Contact our Programs team at programs@venturelab.ca