The Okanagan Centre for Innovation provides a host of economic and social benefits to the community including:

  • Expansion of the established innovation/technology sector within the Okanagan
  • Increased economic sustainability through new enterprise and job creation and the attraction/expansion of existing enterprises
  • Support, training, and space for entrepreneurs
  • Skilled worker attraction and retention within Kelowna and the region
  • Local training and experiential learning for post secondary students
  • Growth in the creative and innovative community in Kelowna's downtown
  • Revitalization of Kelowna’s downtown and enhancement of the Cultural District, including increased traffic to, and utilization of, the downtown library
  • Opportunities to stimulate new business, transit, and housing downtown
  • Increased knowledge of, and traffic to, downtown businesses, social, and cultural facilities
  • Branding of Kelowna as Canada’s most innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial technology community!