State of the Art Facility
The Okanagan Centre for Innovation (OCI) is a 9,728 m2 (104,715 s.f.) facility being constructed on a 2,025 m2 (21,800 s.f.) lot at the corner of Doyle and Ellis in the heart of Kelowna's Cultural District.
The state-of-the-art building will house everything from two-person start-ups to large technology and innovation firms. Publicly-supported space and services will also be available for early-stage companies, non-profits, community groups, and social enterprises. The goal of the OCI is to help build Canada's most innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial technology community.
Conceived by a group of entrepreneurs and community and civic leaders, and inspired in part by the purposeful design and development investments of the Pixar, Apple and Google campuses, this partnership seeks to solve the challenge of diversifying from resource and manufacturing-based economies to knowledge-based economies.
Construction began in October 2014 with completion slated for late 2016.