Innovation Hub & Business Incubator Serving the Region of Peel. Welcome to the RIC Centre.

RIC centre Perspective Brampton Globe and Mail 2020
RIC CENTRE - located at 6 George St South Brampton, ON L6Y 1P1
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Opportunity Doesn’t wait – why Should You? Check out 3 Canadian Start-up Programs at the RIC Centre.

The RIC Centre is Peel’s innovation hub and business incubator working to help startups at any stage. At the beginning of 2020, the RIC Centre relocated to Brampton’s growing Innovation District where they were able to join other startup ecosystem partners.

The RIC Centre has impacted hundreds of startups in the past decade. One such startup is WellnessLiving, a fully functioning business management system for the health and wellness industry. During their time at the RIC Centre, they were able to secure a $2.4 million investment from BDC Capital. It allowed them to grow their platform “from two founders in their home office, to a team of approximately 200, and a client base of roughly 5,000 in just four years.”

From the RevUP program for early stage technology startups to their incubator for startups looking to grow their market presence, the RIC Centre serves local entrepreneurs throughout their journey. The RIC Centre also specializes in technology with an MVP to Market (M2M) program designed for innovative software or hardware MVPs looking to decrease time to market.

Pam Banks is the Executive Director of the RIC Centre who has been an advocate for innovation in the region in her role for over 13 years.

“We believe that being a part of this enviable Innovation District in Brampton makes us uniquely placed and fully equipped to accelerate growth of business in the Peel Region, and across Ontario. It’s an opportunity and a responsibility that we are honoured to fulfill.”

Having access to an innovation hub like the RIC Centre which focuses on research, innovation and commercialization is an asset. The centre’s clients, its dedicated expert advisor pool, and its robust investor network all benefit through the proximity of being located with other valuable ecosystem providers, helping startups of all sizes develop from Idea to Scale.

For more information, please contact the RIC Centre team at or call 289.373.3050.

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For more information, please contact the RIC Centre team at or call 289.373.3050.