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Networking and Knowledge Transfer

Networking events, seminars and training workshops play an important role in establishing a vibrant IT and science community. The SSMIC holds a monthly technology breakfast series, Technology Advisory Group (TAG) luncheons and ongoing workshops on relevant IT, business and science based topics. The content for these sessions is based on feedback and requests from the local IT and science community.

Innovation Breakfasts

Every month there is an opportunity for anyone involved in IT and science to attend a social breakfast event! The Innovation breakfast takes place at Grande Festa Restaurant at 7:30 a.m. It's a great opportunity to network with others and discuss what's new and exciting in IT and science. 

TAG Luncheons

Each month (excluding summer months)  the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre sponsors a luncheon. New topics and new speakers are brought in and lunch is provided. This event is an excellent opportunity to learn and network with people throughout the IT and science community.


Training workshops on relevant IT business topics. The content for these sessions is based on feedback and requests from the local IT community.  To view upcoming and past workshop information, click here.

The SSMIC will continue to work closely with its community partners in the economic development and support for small business field. The SSMIC maintains a close working relationship with these organizations to avoid duplication of services and work on joint initiatives.

SSMARt Innovation Awards

The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC) is a non-profit organization whose mandate is to serve as a catalyst for growth in the science and IT sector. Building awareness of our science and technology leaders and showcasing the talent and potential we have in Algoma is an important role SSMIC plays. SSMIC launched the highly successful SSMARt IT Awards program in 2005 for Sault Ste. Marie and the Algoma region. Following SSMIC’s merger with science enterprise Algoma (seA) in 2009, the awards were expanded into the SSMARt Innovation Awards.

The award nominees and recipients were an excellent illustration of the technologically gifted individuals that constitute our growing and vibrant science and IT community. The categories include: Innovation Company of the Year, Innovation Project of the Year, Innovation Student/Graduate of the Year, Best Website Award, Innovation Leader of the Year, Innovation Researcher of the Year, Innovation Teacher/Professor of the Year and Innovation Youth of the Year.

For nominations, to register and for sponsorship opportunities for the next SSMARt Innovation Awards, click here.

Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre