Ontario Centre of Innovation

Market Readiness Co‑Investment Fund

The Market Readiness Co-Investment Fund provides direct investment to Ontario companies and passionate entrepreneurs with competitive/transformational IP building disruptive/next generation technologies to support their growth into scalable businesses.

Best suited for:

  • Intellectual Property from an Ontario-based academic institution or part of a Campus Incubator/accelerator at Academic Institutes (Companies with their team /IP origins at a university (“university spin-out”), college or research hospital are also eligible, even if not campus affiliated.)
  • Incorporated for no more than five years (Ontario or Canadian for-profit incorporation) and have principal operations in Ontario.
  • Companies that have raised less than $1 million in third-party capital are eligible for their first MR investment.
  • OCI supports early-stage companies that are raising pre-seed and seed investments (total round sizes range from $500,000 to $2 million).

Interest Form

Express your interest and see if this program is right for your business.

Program guidelines

Contact an Investment Lead

Mandhir Kalia
Investment Lead
MKalia@oc-innovation.ca

For more information: OCI-Portfolio@oc-innovation.ca

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