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SSMIC has experts in business development, agriculture, IT, science and technology. Our team is dedicated to helping you find better solutions.
We exist to drive business growth, facilitate research and commercialize innovation in science and technology through partnerships, expert advice, community development, business incubation, youth outreach and sector development activities.
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SSMIC has experts in business development, GIS, software solutions, IT, agriculture, and science & technology. Our team is dedicated to empowering you.
SSMIC is a non-profit organization that exists to make starting or growing your business in the science and technology sector easier. We find solutions for existing businesses in a range of sectors from the agri-food sector to GIS. We want to arm you with the blueprint for success.
We support projects that foster effective partnerships, encourage sustainability and develop talent in and for the Algoma region.
Our job is to make sure you succeed. We have experts in the areas of Business Development, GIS and Information Technology Solutions, Agriculture, and Youth Entrepreneurship.
RURAL AGRI-INNOVATION NETWORK (RAIN)
The Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN) is an initiative of the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre with support from farmers and communities to enhance the agri-food-sector of Algoma. RAIN’s vision is to build a resilient farm and food sector in northern Ontario through innovative research and agricultural development projects. LEARN MORE ABOUT RAIN
The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre works with businesses to help them succeed. We offer our services to entrepreneurs with an idea, a start-up, or mature companies. We are here to help with funding, resources, access to incubation through Millworks Centre for Entrepreneurship, technology upgrades, access to market information, research and development and more. Our goal is to help science, technology and innovative businesses grow and scale your business concept faster. Our dedicated team offers expertise to help entrepreneurs become market-ready.
Click on the "How We Can Help" button above to navigate some of the options we have available for you. Or reach out to our team and we would love to have a conversation with you to empower your ideas.
Acorn Information Solutions (AIS) – formerly known as the Community Geomatics Centre - is a division of the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre. Acorn is dedicated to establishing the means to share data, knowledge and tools among organizations to create healthier, safer, and more prosperous communities. Declared to be the most comprehensive Geographic Information System (GIS) in the world, AIS is the first Community Information Utility and is the best example of leveraging public data for public good in North America.
Acorn Information Solutions uses GIS, Data and customized software to create more efficiencies for business, municipalities, and organizations across Ontario.
YouLaunch is the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre’s youth innovation and entrepreneurial program that develops entrepreneurial thinking and STEM skills for youth in Sault Ste. Marie and the Algoma region. Through opportunities for students aged 9-29, YouLaunch provides workshops, camps, and training experiences to expand and grow individual skill sets to prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow. YouLaunch inspires and supports the next generation of entrepreneurial thinkers and future leaders to make new innovative ideas come to life.
SSM ACADEMIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
The Sault Ste Marie Innovation Centre and the Sault Ste Marie, Academic Medical Association have partnered together to facilitate the establishment and development of a local research program. Members of the association are faculty of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and share the vision of creating a healthier North.
VULNERABLE PERSONS REGISTRY (VPR)
The Vulnerable Persons Registry (VPR) is a free, voluntary and confidential service aimed at improving the safety of residents living at home who would be at greater risk during emergencies.