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With a dynamic entrepreneurial energy, vibrant communities and spectacular natural environment, it’s no wonder the Central Okanagan is the fastest growing metropolitan area in Canada.


460 Doyle Ave, Kelowna BC

About the Innovation Centre

The Innovation Centre is the Okanagan’s hub of technology, entrepreneurship and creativity. Located at Ellis and Doyle in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District. The $35 million project completed in late 2016 and is home to both Accelerate Okanagan and the entrepreneurship program at UBC.

The Innovation Centre houses everything from two-person start-ups to large, established tech firms.The goal of the Innovation Centre is to help build Canada’s most innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial technology community and we think it’s safe to say we’re off to a great start.

About the Okanagan

The Okanagan is home to over 17,000 businesses and has the highest level of self-employment in Canada. Kelowna proper has also been recognized as one of Canada’s top entrepreneurial cities and a high tech hot spot #OKGNtech. In addition, Kelowna is home to one of the top 10 airports in BC and a new Southern Medical Campus Program (the first of its kind in North America). Add to the mix, over 250 wineries, 5 world-class ski resorts, 19 epic golf courses, and 295 hectares of sandy beaches and it’s plain to see why this booming city is attracting the world.