Cisco Innovation Centers around the world inspire and catalyze digital innovation and development. By leveraging Cisco’s ecosystem of partners and taking an accelerated approach to digital transformation, they help organizations improve business outcomes by integrating, creating, testing and validating technology solutions.

The first of its kind in North America and one of a network of innovation centers worldwide, the Cisco Innovation Centre Toronto is the culmination of Cisco Canada’s commitments to drive innovation and country digitization.Customers benefit from industry thought-leadership, access to Cisco’s Partner Ecosystem and a holistic approach to digitization that will position them for long-term success. The Cisco Innovation Centre Toronto also helps interested organizations, partners, universities, developers and startups speed the development of projects based on Cisco architectures and solutions. Watch video

About the Cisco Innovation Centre Toronto

The Cisco Innovation Centre Toronto is designed to transform the status quo by bringing together customers, partners, startups, accelerators, governments, universities, researchers, and open communities to:

  • Educate, mentor and develop Canadian talent in the areas of STEM
  • Provide physical and virtual laboratories for proof of concept development, experimentation and testing on Cisco’s open digital platform
  • Provide customer innovation rooms to co-create and prototype new solutions
  • Foster local and global innovation by investing in startups, university and research partnerships
  • Provide access to a global network to share success stories, best practices and market expertise
  • Demonstrate cutting edge technology solutions and share thought leadership

The Cisco Innovation Centre Toronto will specialize in building solutions and advancing projects in the areas of Smart Cities, Smart Buildings, Healthcare, Financial Services and Manufacturing.

Programs and Projects

Cisco Canada Innovation Prize

Cisco Canada is proud to announce the Cisco Canada Innovation Prize a national competition awarding prizes including $100K cash prize, equipment, services and space to Canadian startups. The Cisco Canada Innovation Prize is a competition that encourages using the Internet of Everything to discover new technological innovations.Learn more

Cisco Women Entrepreneurs’ Circle

Cisco Canada is proud to launch the Cisco Women Entrepreneurs’ Circle, a program that supports the success of women leading small and medium businesses in Canada by providing the resources, training, and IT solutions they need in order to build capacity and accelerate growth. Learn More

TD Partnership

In its first customer partnership with TD Bank Group (TD), the Cisco Innovation Centre Toronto will collaborate on a series of technology projects that will elevate the banking experience for customers and employees. Initial areas of focus for the projects will include employee mobility, the Internet of Things, contact centre operations and energy conservation. Learn More


The Cisco Innovation Centre Toronto is Canada's hub for DevNet, the global developer program at Cisco. Find more than 100 sets of APIs on the website where developers can create applications that enhance or manage Cisco networks. They can also develop apps to sell to customers. DevNet adds to the Centre's toolset and helps foster the growth of the local innovation ecosystem. Learn More



Cisco Innovation Centre Toronto
Cisco Canada
88 Queen's Quay, 29th Floor
Toronto, ON

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