The City of Richmond Hill has partnered with OCAD University and eCampusOntario to launch the Centre of Local Innovation and Collaboration (CLIC). This unique, design-driven centre for innovation is part of a broad-based approach to help accelerate recovery for local businesses post-pandemic.
CLIC brings together expertise from Richmond Hill’s Small Business Enterprise Centre and OCAD University to help businesses review their offerings and business models through a design-thinking lens.
Businesses work together with OCAD University researchers to uncover market insights and develop new product and service opportunities. Businesses can then leverage these proposals to tap into research and development project funding available through other government partners.
Seventeen businesses are currently piloting the program with plans in progress to welcome future cohorts.
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