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We are Hiring: Innovation Specialist

January 12th, 2021

APPLY NOW The Innovation Cluster is seeking to fill the position of Innovation Specialist. See job description below. Interested applicants can apply through Indeed.   Title: Innovation Specialist – 15 Month Contract Position Job Description (Maternity Leave) **Please submit a Cover Letter and Resume by February 7th, 2021, late applications will not be considered** BACKGROUND The […]

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Innovation Cluster Opens Applications for Cohort 2 of Women Breaking Barriers Accelerator Program

January 11th, 2021

The Innovation Cluster has officially opened applications for the second cohort of Women Breaking Barriers (WBB), a six-month cohort acceleration program designed specifically for women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and social innovation. This program has allowed women to fast track their companies and reduce barriers for female founders including the unique opportunity to […]

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Innovation Cluster to Officially Open Applications for Start-up Visa Program, One of Few Rural Locations Offered in Canada

January 7th, 2021

The Innovation Cluster will officially open access to applications for its first cohort of the Start-up Visa Program Friday, January 8, 2021 at 12:01AM EST. The organization is one of only a few rural organizations among only 31 current other business incubators across Canada designated to offer the program, allowing immigrant entrepreneurs to build businesses […]

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Innovative Health Food Startup Chimp Treats Announces Launch of New Product, Fruitful Oatmeal

December 10th, 2020

Peterborough-based innovative, health food startup, Chimp Treats, has launched their next lineup in their innovative food product line. The startup is excited to announce Fruitful Oatmeal – a healthy, sustainably-packaged oatmeal sold exclusively online and delivered directly to the consumer. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the startup has been offering contactless delivery on their products […]

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PKA SoftTouch named in Top Ten by iCan 2020

November 20th, 2020

PKA SoftTouch Inc’s Micro-Needle device has been awarded Top 10 Best invention award in the overall selection of the Top 10 Best Inventions in iCAN 2020. PKA’s device will revolutionize the 16 billion syringe market, one that has not seen any significant technology developments in over 170 years. The award was the only one to a Canadian company, […]

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Innovation Cluster First Rural Organization to Offer Start-up Visa Program, Officially Becomes Designated Business Incubator by Federal Government

November 17th, 2020

The Innovation Cluster is now among only 31 current other business incubators across Canada designated to offer the Start-up Visa Program. The Innovation Cluster is the first rural organization in Canada to offer the Start-up Visa Program, allowing immigrant entrepreneurs to build businesses in Canada that are innovative, can create jobs for Canadians and that […]

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Nobel Prize Winner Inspires Local Students to Explore Careers in STEAM

November 3rd, 2020

More than over 500 Grade 7 and 8 Students Participated in First Virtual FemSteamPtbo Summit!  Over 50 classes of grade 7 & 8 students from Kawartha Pine Ridge District and Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland and Clarington Catholic School Boards attended the summit that promotes careers in Science, Technology & Trades, Engineering, Arts and Math, amounting to […]

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Innovation Cluster and City of Kawartha Lakes Pilot Incubator Project Brings Needed Programming to Kawartha Lakes Amidst Pandemic

November 2nd, 2020

With the support of Kawartha Lakes Community Futures Development Corporation through the Rural Innovation Initiative Eastern Ontario (RIIEO), a project funded by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), the piloted incubator succeeded in its programming and client attraction goals. The pilot project is an extension of the City’s programs to provide […]

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October 30th, 2020

Two teams of students have taken home both cash and skills at this year’s annual Pitch-It! competition in Peterborough! The Innovation Cluster  presented its annual Pitch It! Competition – a pitch competition for students at Trent University and Fleming College to test their great business ideas through the FastStart program. The competition allows aspiring entrepreneurs to test their skills […]

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Peterborough Video Game Studio, Bloom Digital Media, Launches Later Daters Part 2

October 29th, 2020

The award-winning, local, independent game studio, Bloom Digital Media, has officially released “Later Daters Part 2”, following its highly received game Later Daters that initially launched April 2020 on Steam, and the Nintendo Switch. Users play as a newest resident at Ye OLDE retirement community and explore relationships, with the option to customize the […]

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