SAULT STE. MARIE INNOVATION CENTRE
99 FOSTER DR., LEVEL SIX
SAULT STE. MARIE, ON P6A 5X6

T: 705.942.7927 E: info@ssmic.com
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ADVISORY SERVICES

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C2C Business Services works with entrepreneurs to help turn ideas into profitable businesses, including:

  • The IT elements of business plans, identifying business opportunities, and coordinating and developing proposals;

  • Accessing funding, investments and grants;

  • Knowledge transfer, educational resources and workshops;

  • Project coordination and project management services;

  • Research and development services;

  • Establishing relationships and connecting with community partners in economic development and entrepreneurship.

WORKSHOPS & KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

SSMIC and its ICT (Information and Communication Technology) team work to create awareness and raise the profile of our science and IT community.

This is done by hosting many technology workshops and knowledge transfer events on relevant IT, business and science based topics throughout the year.

These activities play an important role in establishing a vibrant IT and science community. The content for these sessions is based on feedback and requests from the local IT and science community.

Click here to view our events calendar with upcoming workshops and knowledge transfer events.

 

MaRS MARKET INTELLIGENCE

SSMIC helps SMEs access market intelligence reports from the top marketing research firms in North America to support the growth of their science or technology business.

MaRS Market Intelligence gives Ontario entrepreneurs access to premium market research resources and services at no cost—all provided by information specialists with expertise in IT, software, telecom, pharmaceuticals and health care, biotech and cleantech.

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LEGAL & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SUPPORT

Most science and IT businesses start with a unique idea or method of solving a problem. It is these ideas that set a business apart from competitors and are the basis for the value of the business. These unique ideas and methods are referred to as Intellectual Property (IP) and they should be protected. This is not an easy task, but we can help you identify and document your IP and develop a plan to protect it.

IP Fundamentals and Strategy

The basic tools for protecting Intellectual Property are Patents, Trademarks and Copyright. 

Familiarize yourself with these tools using the resources below and you will be in a better position to identify your unique needs. 

Once you are familiar with the fundamentals of IP Protection, you can start to develop a strategy for your organization. Typically this will start by listing all of the products and services your organization delivers, then matching them with the most appropriate method of protection - trademark, patent or copyright.  

To learn more about IP Protection, see the resources below and if you need help protecting your IP, give us a call to set up an appointment.

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Other IP Resources