Innovation Lab


Co-creation projects

Public servants work together with their stakeholders to co-create solutions that improve service delivery to businesses and Canadians.

Partners: The Fabrication Lab at the National Research Council, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Mental Health Commission, the Canadian Space Agency, Persons with Disabilities Chairs and Champions Committee, Official Language Minority Communities, and many more.

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Capacity building

Professionals working within the innovation ecosystem are offered opportunities to expand their skills in design co-creation.

Boot Camps—Hands on workshops where participants learn how to apply design techniques such as ideation, ethnography, design or systems thinking, to name a few.

Ideate Sessions—An innovation series for the creative and disruptive community.

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Support for Canadian innovation

Partnerships are created between Government of Canada departments and agencies, and private businesses to help grow Canada's innovation ecosystem.

Partners: Blockchain Canada, Impact Hub Ottawa, Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards, Brinx Software Inc., MadeMill, Invest Ottawa, Start-up Canada, Engineers Without Borders, Datafest Ottawa, University of Ottawa, Algonquin College, McKinsey&Company, Blue Sky School and many more.

Case studies

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Mooseworks podcast

Join us for MooseWorks, where we take you through the journeys and into the lives of successful Canadian innovators.

Episode 1: Jason & the Tactile Map

We talked to three public servants who used 3D printing and empathy to make their office a more inclusive and accessible place for those with visual impairments.

Latest in the Lab

The Lab has moved!

Last week, Ministers Bains, Chagger & McKenna announced that ISED’s Innovation Lab has been embedded in the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards.

We are very excited to be making this transition to provide greater support to Canada’s innovators and entrepreneurs.

You can read more about the Innovation Lab’s move here on

Upcoming Events

IDEATE session: 101 - Demystifying cryptocurrency for Canadian business

As cryptocurrency becomes increasingly mainstream across Canada and around the rest of the world, it is important that our businesses and innovators are adaptable and resilient so they can spot the opportunities to create jobs, drive growth across all industries, and act as leaders in this new global innovation economy.

(Feb 14, 2018 at 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.)

Partners: Jordan St. Jacques from Bitcashouts and Carleton University’s Global Cybersecurity Resource
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