Calling all international entrepreneurs in mature startups, corporate agents of change and intrapreneurs! Canada's first Industry 4.0 Hub, i4C Innovation, is offering a unique program to accelerate industrial IoT innovations.

Is your organization seeking to?

  • Establish a beachhead into the North American market.
  • Accelerate the commercialization of your Industry 4.0 application, service or product.
  • Access venture capital from Canadian investors to help you sell in Canada/US.
  • Build innovation capacity of your staff by learning the latest trends in the various Industry 4.0 technologies.

i4C Innovation is an Industry 4.0 hub in beautiful Trail, British Columbia. Part of the Metal Tech Alley initiative, a corridor of high-tech companies and institutions focused on advancing industrial technology. Come and experience a program that allows participants to boost their organization capacity to commercialize their innovations in the North American market while enjoying a truly Canadian experience in one of the most beautiful spots in the country.

We offer a 3-week program in two modalities: innovation training & commercialization program and soft landing service.

Whether you are looking into updating your personnel skills with the latest Industry 4.0 technology knowledge, access to the North American market for selling your product, service or technology, or thinking into setting up a cost-effective satellite office in Canada, i4C Innovation Hub is committed to your success.

Industry 4.0 Commercialization Program

A three-week, part-time program that will accelerate the commercialization of your Industry 4.0 technology, product or service and provide with the opportunity to sell directly to North American clients. i4C Innovation also offers venture capital to exceptional companies developing cutting-edge technology that are able to prove demand for their product.

Soft Landing

For companies that are in the midst of exploring access to the North American market, we offer a unique opportunity to set up a satellite office in Canada. i4C Innovation provides office space in The Hub and access to a wide network of partners, associates and potential clients. Take advantage of this offer to effortlessly expand your company’s operations/sales into Canada and US!

Services Description Training Soft Landing
Introduction to Canada and the region Induction course to geo-economic factors of Canada and the region
Innovation Training (innovation methodology) Corporate Innovation training provided by Envisioning Labs
Company diagnostics/snapshot Sessions to understand the company’s status and objectives
Manufacturing strategy Workshop to strategize the company’s manufacturing planning
Pre-manufacturing stage (rapid prototyping) Introductory session to rapid prototyping
Industrial IoT trends and technologies Emerging technology seminar provided by Envisioning Labs
Financial/Legal/Accounting Framework in Canada Workshops describing the various business operation frameworks in the country
Business Network Access Access to key business development contacts
Sales Pitch to Potential Customers Opportunity to do sales pitches to potential customers
Commercialization Strategy Courses corresponding to the incubator/accelerator methodology
Access to Augmented Business Intelligence Platform Access to ASTRA
Office space Physical office/hot desk at i4C
Corporate health insurance Insurance to cover major health incidents
Access to VC Funding Up to 1M in venture capital funding
Regional lifestyle tours Guided tours around the Kootenay region

Our A-list of speakers, trainers and facilitators have worked in some of the most recognizable organizations worldwide. They will be sharing their business insights for your company to succeed in the international marketplace.

Paul Leroux

Delotte, Zen Earth, Skate Lace
Course: Macrotrends in Industrial IoT

Lori Stewart

eBay, NEX Technology Capital
Course: Business Diagnostics

Janice Larson

BC Government, Muse & Effect
Course: Introduction to Canada/BC

Pilar Portela

i4C Innovation, ASTRA
Course: Commercialization Strategy

Brian Fry

Granite Mountain Ventures, RackForce
Course: Access to VC Funding

Paul Matthews

Lawson Lundell, Innovate Calgary
Course: Canadian Legal Framework

Oscar Malpica

Envisioning Labs, Microsoft
Course: Innovation & Emerging Tech

Brad Pommen

MIDAS Fabrication Lab
Course: Rapid Prototyping

Ernesto Chaves

ASTRA, SBM Management
Course: Introduction to ASTRA

Alissa Bryden

Virtual Heights Accounting
Course: Canadian Accounting Framework

Rose Hoeher

Kootenay Association of Science & Tech
Regional Tours

i4C Innovation Hub is an Industry 4.0 lab, production and testing facility located in Trail, BC, Canada.

Our Purpose

Our mandate is the recruitment of early stage Industrial IoT qualified companies that want to run their R&D, light fabrication, commercialization and/or distribution from a highly strategically located facility in North America.

Strategic Location

Our centre sits along the newly established Metal Tech Alley, a corridor of high-technology ventures focused on industrial innovation; it is right across from the regional Trail airport (YZZ) and with railway access to the US border at only 7kms.

What we offer

Our centre offers its tenants custom designed IoT infrastructure and equipment, professional services and access to venture capital focused on Industrial IoT.

Get in touch and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. We look forward to hearing from you!



9200 Industrial Rd Trail, BC, Canada V1R 4X7



9200 Industrial Rd Trail, BC, Canada V1R 4X7