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Innovation Cluster Pilot Project

The City of Kawartha Lakes is strengthening its commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation by partnering up with the Innovation Cluster – Peterborough and the Kawarthas, to launch a pilot project in downtown Lindsay. With the support of the Kawartha Lakes Community Futures Development Corporation (KLCFDC) through the Rural Innovation Initiative Eastern Ontario (RIIEO), a project funded by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), the City of Kawartha Lakes and Innovation Cluster have opened an incubator for high-growth entrepreneurs.

For over a decade, the Innovation Cluster has accelerated the growth of hundreds of startups, including companies in agriculture technology, clean technology, digital and healthcare technology sectors. Through its expertise and resources, the cluster will support the development of high-growth technology-focused companies in Kawartha Lakes and attract new ones across key industries, like agriculture, specialized manufacturing and engineered products.

The pilot project will support as least 10 local innovative high-growth entrepreneurs in Kawartha Lakes and offer at least six training sessions to a broader audience of entrepreneurs and small businesses. The project will also host the Peterborough Regional Angel Network in Kawartha Lakes introducing alternative investment opportunities to both entrepreneurs and potential Kawartha Lakes angel investors.

The Kawartha Lakes Innovation Cluster Pilot Project will provide innovative entrepreneurs and business owners with the connections, knowledge and resources to become more resilient and sustainable.

To learn everything that the Innovation Cluster has to offer in the incubation program or become a client, visit

Check out the project launch Media Release.

Are you looking to start a business in something other than in the tech-industry? We have resources to help you through the Kawartha Lakes Small Business Entrepreneurship Centre (KLSBEC) find out more information here.

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