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BioLinc brings exciting new opportunities for collaboration between southern Ontario’s research and business communities.
BioLinc is located in the new $111.4-million Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex on the University’s main campus. BioLinc occupies approximately 5,000 square feet in the Cairns Complex and has the capacity to nurture multiple companies, projects, researchers and students at one time. BioLinc is working with start-up companies and entrepreneurs in the health and bioscience sectors.
BioLinc’s location in the Cairns Complex is a strategic decision designed to promote, create and support collaboration among the residents and some of Canada’s leading bioscience thought leaders. Collaborative teams of Brock’s faculty, researchers, staff, students and alumni, plus representatives from private industry are available to support and work with residents to accelerate the launch of their new technology-focused ventures. Therefore due to its collaborative nature, BioLinc plays a key role in establishing stronger connections in Niagara among research, commercialization, technology transfer and market development that allow entrepreneurs access to the resources necessary to innovate and commercialize their ideas.
As companies develop and graduate from the BioLinc to take up residence in Niagara Region and beyond, new spaces become available for the next round of residents, ensuring continuous growth in the Niagara Region’s bioscience sector.
In addition to the physical incubation space provided by BioLinc, Innovate Niagara has a web portal that helps entrepreneurs navigate thorugh the regulations and requirements and features the ability to create a personalized roadmap that tracks the journey of launching an idea into the marketplace.
The website  is part of a suite of services offered by Innovate Niagara to entrepreneurs in addition to advisory services, training, mentoring, networking and more, all available at little or no cost.