About us

Academy @ CITM

Academy @ CITM is a learning platform deployed by CITM and Innovation Factory. It is a multi-disciplinary, cross-functional initiative built to set our clients up for success by providing them with the resources, knowledge and training they need across a variety of relevant topics.

The Academy will not only engage CITM and Innovation Factory divisions and services, but also our partners, stakeholders and Executives In Residence. Offering learning opportunities both online and in association with our regular client services programming, the Academy is a bridge to both our ecosystem and to our client’s success.

CITM and Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network

CITM is a division of Innovation Factory, Hamilton, Ontario’s Regional Innovation Centre and one of six Regional Technology Development Sites in the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network.

Our objective is to recruit, develop and support start-ups and small- to medium-sized enterprises developing connected and autonomous vehicle technology and smart mobility and transportation solutions. We connect our clients to our rapidly expanding innovation ecosystem and provide them with the technology and infrastructure needed to develop and validate products and get them to market.

Innovation Factory

Innovation Factory

Innovation Factory (iF) is a non-profit business accelerator within the Ontario Centres of Innovation (OCI) Regional Innovation Centres network, providing entrepreneurs with business services, training, mentorship and strategic connections to help bring disruptive technologies to market, increase revenues, attract investment and create jobs.

Innovation can happen anywhere. Our goal is to make it work everywhere. We work to elevate key industry sectors, including: advanced manufacturing, cleantech, information technology, integrated mobility, life sciences & health care and social innovations.