The Ottawa-Gatineau Region is a hotbed of cyber entrepreneurs, startups and scale-ups. These growing firms leverage many specialized organizations, programs and resources across our ecosystem.
Invest Ottawa, lead economic development agency for Canada’s Capital, facilitates economic growth and job creation in the City of Ottawa. Guided by a vision to help realize Ottawa’s full potential as a globally-recognized, innovative and future-ready city, and the best place to work and live, Invest Ottawa delivers venture development and global expansion programs and services to help to catalyze the growth and success of entrepreneurs and firms, including many in cybersecurity. Since 2012, Invest Ottawa has worked with thousands of startups, scale-ups and SMEs; helped firms to attract $322 million in capital; contributed to the creation of more than 6,350 jobs; and attracted $293 million in FDI.
IN-SEC-M: Created in 2017, IN-SEC-M, the national cyber security cluster, is a non-profit organization that brings together business, research centers, academics, government actors and sectorial associations determined to address the most complex challenges in cyber security. IN-SEC-M’s mission is to mobilize key players around common goals and concerted actions to increase the cohesion and competitiveness of the Canadian Cyber Security industry, at the domestic and international levels.
Carleton University’s Global Cybersecurity Resource (GCR) Accelerator: Targeting cyber firms with the potential to acquire global clients and generate a minimum of $1 million in 12 months, the GCR:
• Facilitates access to a global network of cybersecurity ecosystems, resources and market opportunities;
• Delivers a virtual cyber accelerator program;
• Provides cyber advisory services, networking and technology development; and
• Manages cyber talent programs.
L-Spark: L-SPARK is a SAAS, cyber, IOT and deep tech accelerator. It helps companies grow revenue, build their team, perfect product market fit, establish sales channels, navigate government funding and get pitch ready to raise investment. Targeting companies with some customers that are ready to scale, this intensive program offers mentorship and market linkages. It aims to accelerate the revenue growth of the company, and thus be poised for sustainable global expansion.
ID Gatineau helps with the setup, consolidation and expansion of businesses with distinctive expertise, products or services that fill a need, target external markets and have what it takes to create sustainable jobs and draw investments to Gatineau. We also prospect for new investments in collaboration with numerous partners in order to help diversify and energize the region’s economy.
The CCTT in cybersecurity from Cégep de l’Outaouais is a member of the Trans-Tech network and is a liaison agent between businesses, training and research. Cybersecurity is our specific focus and thus we constantly seek to reduce the impact, financial or other, of cyberattacks for institutions and businesses, small and large.
Cilex: Altogether a catalyst for technological innovation and a living space for entrepreneurs, Cilex journeys together with start-ups, SMEs and other organizations in their transformation, improvement or technological development processes as well as in the commercialization or marketing of their innovations. In addition, we offer support to start-ups and scale-ups working in cybersecurity. SMEs, companies and private or public organizations can likewise have access to cybersecurity management and auditing services.