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EPIC Innovation

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Incubation Space for Young Entrepreneurs

Innovative, modern and collaborative, EPIC Innovation is a fully-furnished incubator space located at the Innovation Centre aimed to support young entrepreneurs on campus and in the Windsor-Essex region. With over 9,000 square feet, EPIC Innovation has the capacity for entrepreneurs from all disciplines. This incubator is dedicated to start-ups created by students and recent graduates from the University of Windsor or other post-secondary institutions with innovative and well-protected intellectual property, and a strong business model/plan. Industry partners who collaborate with the University of Windsor are also eligible to access the incubation space. Regardless of sectors, whether information and communications technology or cleantech or others, EPIC Innovation can provide start-ups with the resources and network that will help them grow their businesses.

For the convenience of its members, EPIC Innovation is equipped with the following shared amenities and services:

  • Dedicated desk space and personal storage with power outlets
  • High speed wireless internet access
  • Printer and copier (additional fees may apply)
  • Private meeting rooms with video conferencing equipment
  • Open and collaborative areas
  • Kitchenette with fridge, microwave, coffee maker, etc.

EPIC Innovation members will also have access to exclusive programs and services such as:

  • Company profiles featured on EPICentre’s website
  • Mentoring and business advice provided through EPICentre’s network of mentors, advisors and coaches
  • Legal and intellectual property advice provided through Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship Clinic (LTEC)
  • Networking opportunities with other entrepreneurs, industry experts, funding agencies, potential investors etc.
  • Workshops and seminars such as Venture Boot Camp and Entrepreneurship 101 Lecture Series

EPIC Innovation Membership Fees

$ per month plus applicable HST
1st – 6th months 7th – 12th months 13th – 18th months 19th – 24th months
Student/recent graduate (within 5 years) Desk 0 150 200 200
Industry Desk 375 375 375 375
4-desk Pod 1700 1700 1700 1700
6-desk Pod 2500 2500 2500 2500

*Rates subject to change without notice

To Apply: Complete the application form below and submit to Wen Teoh: wteoh@uwindsor.ca

Students or Recent Graduates (up to 5 years) of University of Windsor or any other post-secondary institutions
Please use: EPICentre Venture Start Application

Others
Please use: EPICentre Industry Application

Review the General Criteria for Admission here

View current incubator member profiles HERE


 

Industrial Courtyard

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Incubation Space for Prototype and Product Development

Located inside the state-of-the-art Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation, the 10,000 square foot Industrial Courtyard is dedicated to entrepreneurs for prototype and product development. This incubator is opened to start-ups owned by current students or recent graduates of the University of Windsor or other post-secondary institutions who need space for prototype and product development. Industry partners who collaborate with University of Windsor faculty members are also eligible to access the Industrial Courtyard to carry out their research and development activities. With 15 ton overhead crane capacity, the Industrial Courtyard can accommodate most special equipment and machinery that occupants may bring in to support their research and development activities.

In addition to industrial space, start-ups will have access to exclusive programs and services to further support their ventures such as:

  • Company profiles featured on EPICentre’s website
  • Mentoring and business advice provided through EPICentre’s network of mentors, advisors and coaches
  • Legal and intellectual property advice provided through LTEC
  • Networking opportunities with other entrepreneurs, industry experts, funding agencies, potential investors and etc.
  • Workshops and seminars such as Venture Boot Camp and Entrepreneurship 101 Lecture Series
  • Access to private meeting rooms and printer/copier (additional fees may apply) at EPIC Innovation

Industrial Courtyard Membership Fees

$ per month plus applicable HST
1st – 6th months 7th – 12th months 13th – 18th months 19th – 24th months
Student/recent graduate (within 5 years) Half Pod (approx. 400 sq. ft.) 0 500 750 750
Industry Full Pod (approx. 800 sq. ft.) 2500 2500 2500 2500

*Rates are subject to change.

To Apply: Complete the application form below and submit to Wen Teoh: wteoh@uwindsor.ca

Students or Recent Graduates (up to 5 years) of University of Windsor or St. Clair College
Please use: EPICentre Venture Start Application

Others, including industry partners, interested in collaborating with University of Windsor faculty members
Please use: EPICentre Industry Application

Review the General Criteria for Admission here

View current incubator member profiles HERE


 

Biotech Courtyard

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Wet Lab Space for Start-ups in Life and Health Sciences

Located in the Biology Building, the Biotech Courtyard is EPICentre’s incubator dedicated to supporting start-ups in life and health sciences. The Biotech Courtyard provides start-ups with the essentials they need to carry out their prototype and product development activities. Start-ups can even tap into the expertise of UWindsor researchers in the Faculty of Science, and access specialized equipment to support their research and development activities.

In addition to wet lab space, start-ups will have access to exclusive programs and services to further support their ventures such as:

  • Company profiles featured on EPICentre’s website
  • Mentoring and business advice provided through EPICentre’s network of mentors, advisors, and coaches
  • Legal and intellectual property advice provided through LTEC
  • Networking opportunities with other entrepreneurs, industry experts, funding agencies, potential investors and etc.
  • Workshops and seminars such as Venture Boot Camp and Entrepreneurship 101 Lecture Series

To Apply: Contact Wen Teoh at wteoh@uwindsor.ca or call (519) 253-3000 ext. 3913 for further information

View current incubator member profiles HERE


 

Computer Science Courtyard

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Hackerspace to Encourage Collaboration with Industry

Located in Erie Hall, the Computer Science Courtyard is a makerspace / hackerspace for students in the School of Computer Science collaborating with industry partners. This fully furnished space, equipped with various specialized computing workstations, devices and software, is capable of accommodating any projects. Supervised by Computer Science professors, student researchers have the opportunity to work on real projects with industry partners. At the same time, industry partners get the opportunity to test new ideas and technologies with Computer Science students that ultimately may help them gain competitive advantage in the market place.


 

Creative Arts Courtyard

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Makerspace to Stimulate Creativity among Artists

From painting to photography to sculpture, the goal of the Creative Arts Courtyard is to provide students at the School of Creative Arts with collaborative space to experiment and to turn their ideas into physical artworks. The Creative Arts Courtyard consists of several specialized studios and laboratories such as the Digital Print Lab, the Sculpture Studio and the Incubator Bio Art Lab that are equipped with the latest technologies including 3D printers to support student ventures. This is the place for students to learn new skills in their respective fields and to put those skills into practice. The Creative Arts Courtyard is currently located at the LeBel Building, but is expected to move to the exciting new downtown location in Fall 2016.