About Spark Centre
Spark Centre’s goal is to promote a culture of entrepreneurship in Durham Region and Northumberland County by helping innovative companies start, grow and succeed.
Think of Spark Centre as a farming ecosystem for innovative companies. Spark’s services and programs help our clients accelerate their progress through different stages of the eco-system:
Spark Centre serves Durham Region and Northumberland County, a vibrant community east of Toronto, Canada.
Durham Region is Ontario’s best-developed technology cluster in energy and related industries, which involves numerous inter-related players in energy generation, transmission, distribution, equipment and services. It is the locus of energy generation for the province, producing over 30 percent of Ontario’s electricity. The cluster builds on over 40 years of infrastructure, knowledge and networks, and leverages unique research and development assets within industry and academia.
Northumberland County is both an industrial and agricultural centre, with small clusters of advanced plastic manufacturing and food processing facilities. Although the economic base is largely traditional, emerging sectors for innovative new firms include alternative energy, information technology, green plastics, social enterprise, e-business, agri-business and smart building technology.