CHIC is an education and business development innovation hub that is focused on the cannabis and hemp industry. We leverage our ‘Canadian advantage’ as the first major nation to fully legalize cannabis by offering innovative solutions that nurture development of knowledge, skill-sets, and business opportunities in this sector. CHIC brings together all key stakeholders including academic experts, industry representatives and associated government bodies to develop the leadership and stewardship for producing a productive and sustainable cannabis and hemp industry in Canada and beyond.
CHIC can best be understood as a project with two tracks:
In coordination with Canadian Colleges, programming will be offered to students with a focus on developing cannabis and hemp expertise. This will include a range of studies that offer students training that includes an understanding of plant science to extraction technologies, artificial intelligence and machine learning applied to the automation of processes, business development, and a chance to work in-situ with developing businesses co-located in the centre.
The business incubator/accelerator will accept entrepreneurs with great new business concepts and provide the necessary resources to turn concepts into successful businesses. This will occur in collaboration with:
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