Innovation Guelph Client Success Stories

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Envision SQ is a research and development company creating innovative air pollution control technologies to provide healthier environments for families and communities around the world. The company’s first product is the SmogStop™ Barrier, a transparent, aerodynamic highway barrier that reduces air pollution and traffic noise along transportation corridors, lowering smog-related health risks for the people who live and work nearby. A single kilometre of SmogStop Barrier removes an estimated 16 tonnes of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from the air each year – the amount of pollution produced by 200,000 vehicles. Envision’s disruptive technology promises to save lives and reduce the economic impact of premature deaths, illnesses, emergency room visits and lost wages by $10.4 million annually. Learn more at


Green Table Foods is an innovative producer of certified organic, fermented prepared foods inspired by the great cooking traditions of the world. “We use only the finest organic and farm-direct ingredients in all our products, which we make from scratch in our allergen-free, federally registered facility,” says Caroline Pilon, who founded the company in 2005 with husband Josh Whitehead. With authenticity and integrity that you can taste in every bite, Green Table Foods’ healthy and delicious lacto-fermented vegetables, kimchis and sauerkrauts are now available at fine food retailers across Ontario as well as Quebec and Western Canada. Delicious, nutritious and convenient, these wholesome food products are handmade with love and add sparkle to any menu. Visit to learn more


La Cucina di Natalina Italian Cooking School inspires, educates and delights home cooks and foodies with authentic Italian recipes and cooking tips delivered through hands-on classes, how-to videos and our food and wine tours to the Mediterranean region. Established in 2011, the school embodies the lifelong dream of founder Natalina Bombino Campagnolo to share the vibrant food culture of her Southern Italian heritage and her passion for wholesome, authentic Italian food. A wife and mother of four, Natalina spends the majority of her time in the kitchen developing recipes and cooking for her family. She embraces the “Italian Mamma” lifestyle – family, food, passion and love – successfully blending it with the 21st century approach of a hip, multi-tasking entrepreneur. La Cucina di Natalina Italian Cooking School is a member of Taste Real, Guelph Wellington Local Food and Tourism Guelph, and proudly supports Slow Food Wellington County. To learn more visit


Improvising effectively can mark the difference between time wasted and time well spent. This is why The Making-Box helps individuals and organizations become more productive and happy by harnessing the tools of improv theatre and applying them at work. In a country where lost productivity caused by workers’ depression and anxiety costs the economy nearly $50 billion annually, this company fosters trust, transparency and adaptability among engineers, marketing firms, healthcare professionals, bankers and builders. With founders that hold business degrees and Canadian Comedy Award nominations, it’s no surprise The Making-Box feels less like a company and more like a movement of people using improv and comedic tools to achieve personal fulfillment, professional prosperity and community-elevation. Visit to learn more.


Intrigue Media, a Canadian-owned digital marketing company with headquarters in Guelph, Ont., is celebrating 10 years of helping businesses Get Noticed. Get Found®. Built upon a commitment to empowering leaders and strengthening communities, our services help businesses drive revenue. Intrigue Media harnesses the power of social media, online advertising, content marketing, SEO, website creation, brand development, video production, and graphic design to help your business attract and engage ‘A-Clients’. We focus on authentic interaction, and our in-house experts will collaborate with you to build a comprehensive digital marketing strategy that aligns with your goals, your values, and your brand. This promises to be another exciting year for Intrigue Media as we grow our team and move into a beautifully renovated historic building in Guelph. Come visit us at our new location, or check us out at and learn how we can help your business.


Dixon’s Distilled Spirits uses Ontario-grown grain to produce hand-crafted gin, vodka and whisky products that are carving out a tasty niche in the marketplace. “We’re proud to create 100% made-in-Canada spirits for those who appreciate the pure, smooth taste of libations that are literally forged from the land,” says co-founder Jeremie Dixon. Dixon’s products are earning kudos from folks who know their spirits: the company’s VIRGIN was selected to represent Canada and compete against gins from 10 other countries in the Contemporary category of the 2017 World Gin Awards. Dixon’s Silvercreek Vodka is now available at select LCBO stores and their refreshing GinFusion beverage, naturally flavoured with ginger, cucumber, mint and lime, will arrive on LCBO shelves across Ontario in April. Learn more at


Most learning and development programs are disappointments, producing momentary flashes of excitement, but no real change. Dialectic works the other way around, using science and art to target real change first, and then creating anything and everything required to bring that change about. Dialectic has created coaching programs, staged live crisis simulations, crafted digital storybooks, and designed integrated “edumarketing” campaigns. The external forms of intervention always differs. The Dialectic design process unites them. Dialectic uses social science research methods to understand stakeholders. Cognitive science drives our instructional design. Persuasive arts move learners’ hearts and minds. And media arts create unique experiences that learners won’t forget. “There is no Nobel prize for human performance improvement, but we are trying to win it anyway”, concludes Aaron Barth, Ph.D., President of Dialectic. “We bring that drive for breakthrough performance to everything we do.”


METALUMEN designs and manufactures a wide range of innovative lighting systems for the education, commercial, health care and transportation sectors. As a leader in North America’s $12-billion lighting sector, METALUMEN has built a reputation for excellent designs and outstanding performance. Customers across Canada, the United States and overseas choose METALUMEN to develop customized lighting solutions tailored to their specific needs using sustainable processes and materials in Guelph, Ontario. Visit to learn more.


Bold Canine is the Canadian leader in raw pet food manufacturing, providing dog and cat lovers with a better way to feed their furry companions. Based in Erin, Ont., the familyowned company’s Bold Raw and Mega Raw brands serve up all-natural, raw pet food diets free of antibiotics and hormones and made with ingredients from Canadian farmers. The business is a labour of love for Caroline Bolduc and Dave Herz, who started making pet food as a result of their own search for a healthier alternative to kibble for their dogs. “We aimed to create a blend that had minimal amounts of vegetable and plant matter, large amounts of omega oils, probiotics and digestive enzymes, and was more geared towards the natural canine prey model diet. It’s easy for them to digest, and they thrive on it.” You can find Bold Raw & Mega Dog Raw in over 600 retail stores across Canada. Visit and to learn more.


Be Seen Be Safe Ltd creates programs and applications for the agricultural sector to identify and monitor disease outbreaks to control them before they get out of hand. Our Farm Health Monitor system records and maps clinical signs of disease and our flagship product Be Seen Be Safe tracks and maps the movement of fomites in real time. Together they form a powerful tool for livestock and crops sectors to predict the movement of catastrophic and production limiting diseases, get ahead of them and stop their spread. Be Seen Be Safe internationally patented systems are already being used in the Ontario Poultry Industry, the Australian wine industry and the US poultry sector and will soon be deployed in Spain and the UK in the pig and poultry industries.


GlobalOD makes bestin-class organizational development solutions available 24/7 to help companies build strong teams, solve challenges, maximize opportunities and achieve results. The digital platform (www. features a comprehensive mentoring program, hiring, assessment and scorecarding tools, and personalized learning programs. GlobalOD is the outcome of years of developing best practices by organizational development company ODScore® (, an elite team of change and transformation specialists, performance measurement experts, industrial and organizational psychologists and business strategists. “Many organizations struggle with common issues like knowledge transfer, getting the right people into the right jobs, meeting goals and managing change,” says ODScore CEO Christy Pettit. “GlobalOD makes our unique methods and tools available around the clock to help companies of all sizes solve difficult organizational problems, enhance performance and productivity, and create new opportunities. It delivers the expertise individuals and companies need, when they need it.”