IBM Innovation Incubation Project

Invest Ottawa is Proud to Facilitate

The IBM Innovation Incubation Project

Under this project, qualifying businesses can leverage programs and infrastructure including IBM’s technical, design and business resources to lower the cost of introducing emerging and enabling technologies to the global marketplace.



The I3 Customer Demonstration Program aims to demonstrate the value of a smart computing product/service with a strategic customer by matching market leaders and market disruptors. The program will make connections between Ontario-based companies and small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SME), matching industry needs with innovative solutions, to pilot early market engagement and demonstrate innovative products and services in a setting relevant to the sector.

Please note that this program is no longer accepting applications.


TalentEdge Data Analytics Internships will build skills related to advanced analytic and smart computing technologies and techniques for analyzing large and/or diverse data sets to allow companies to address important business questions, uncover patterns and pursue breakthrough ideas. Data Analytics Internships must be company-based at a small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) (with less than 500 employees) and aim to support the broader adoption of smart computing technologies.

Please note that this program is no longer accepting applications.


SOSCIP Research Consortium (SOSCIP) will deliver this post-doctoral fellowship program for companies and/or post-secondary institutions to hire postdoctoral fellows where they will gain advanced computing tools and infrastructure as part of smart computing R&D projects.

​Note: The program is currently at capacity. Application intake is closed for the fiscal year, 2017-2018.


IBM Innovation Hubs are being established throughout the province where SMEs can get support services to help them scale up; identify and pursue new markets; and access cognitive and IBM Cloud computing through advanced technology platforms including IBM Bluemix and IBM Watson.

As a facilitator of Stream 4, Invest Ottawa, through its Venture Development group, invites SMEs to leverage various resources to grow and scale.

For more information on how to take advantage of this program, contact [email protected]