A lot has changed in the decades since economist Milton Friedman famously wrote that the social responsibility of business is to increase profits. At Innovation Guelph, we work every day with businesses that are focused on a triple bottom line – social, environmental and financial – including [...]
An entrepreneur who helped sow the seeds of Canada’s emerging medical marijuana industry is among those poised to reap the rewards as licensed growers gain legitimacy in the eyes of investors and the federal government edges closer to legalizing recreational use of cannabis.
Civic Accelerator partners: (from left to right) Innovation Guelph, Canada's Open Data Exchange, Guelph Chamber of Commerce, the Guelph Lab, University of Guelph's Centre for Business and Student Enterprise (CBaSE) The City of Guelph’s Civic Accelerator pilot program is among the bright new developments in Guelph’s [...]
IG client Envision SQ will road test an innovative, pollution-reducing roadway barrier this fall – a key milestone in the company’s quest to help people around the world breathe easier.
An abundance of hiring grants are currently available to help SMEs with workforce expansion, according to Grants Ontario, an Innovation Guelph’s Service Pack sponsor. All Service Pack sponsors will be available for advice and information at Innovation Guelph’s first Toolkit Tuesday event July 19. If you’re an [...]
Micro hydro innovator GreenBug Energy stands alone in North America in repurposing ancient technology for environmentally friendly power generation, with the potential to turn thousands of small dams that have been ignored for decades into revenue-generating assets.
Yes, it’s lonely at the top. But it doesn’t have to be. How entrepreneurs can achieve more with the right people in their corner What qualities do you associate with being an entrepreneur? Passion? Check. Drive? Check. Determination? Check. Loneliness? Yes, check that too. A sense of [...]
Customer-centric innovation, more value and new market niches: How one Canadian manufacturer is innovating for continued growth
ProMinent Fluid Controls Ltd. is in an enviable position for a Canadian manufacturing company, posting steady year-over-year growth as a top producer of components and systems for chemical injection and water treatment in the oil and gas, mining and chemical industries. But the subsidiary of Germany-based ProMinent [...]
“Fast Lane is unlike any other business development program I’ve tried. It’s delivered real value and changed the way we manage day to day.” — Caroline Bolduc, President and CEO of Bold Canine and Bold Raw Caroline Bolduc, CEO of Bold Canine and Bold Raw Four [...]