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Developments at the Canadian Innovation Centre and in the Innovation Community

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CFA Snapshot: Increasing the Odds of Venture Success – Free webinar – Tuesday March 22, 2011

(Posted Feb 26, 2011)  The next session in the popular Ready Set Grow educational webinar series for entrepreneurs will look at how a free online self-assessment tool can be used to identify a new venture’s strengths and weaknesses and ultimately increase the likelihood of venture success.

Register Now.

Online Small Business Training now available through the GoForth Institute

(Posted Feb 26, 2011)  Canadian Innovation Centre is pleased to offer Canada’s leading online education for entrepreneurs in partnership with GoForth Institute. If you’re looking to bolster your understanding of how to start, run or grow a successful and profitable small business, take GoForth Institute’s 100 Essential Small Business Skills™ course today.

NEW for January 2011!!  Introducing the Foundation of Innovations Management Certificate Program (posted Jan 2, 2011)

(Posted Jan 2, 2011)  The University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies is pleased to offer a new Certificate in Innovation Management designed to help innovators in organizations adopt new innovation into their business.

For those interested in finding out more, the first session of the Monday in Class in Mississauga is an open event, when participants will be introduced to the program by the instructor, and get the chance to ask questions. This will enable them to make up their minds about the program, before registering. The class will start at 6 pm at UTM in room CC3150. This room is in the South Building (Now called the Davis Building) for maps of how to get to the campus or the building click here.

Benefits for participants include:

  • Competitive advantage in the knowledge required for the practice of innovation management
  • Understanding of the challenges facing organizations throughout the innovation process, from early research to market launch and commercialization
  • Turning good ideas into revenue-generating products and services

The first course, Foundations of Innovation Management, will take place at the University of Toronto Mississauga beginning Monday, January 24th.

For more information, go to Questions about suitability for the course can be sent to