Grow Guelph is an initiative between the University of Guelph and the City of Guelph. Founded in 2008, Grow Guelph began acting as a marketing arm for the former Guelph Partnership for Innovation, representing the Agri-innovation and Lifescience cluster. Over the years Grow Guelph has extended the breadth of their marketing efforts to include sustainable innovation sectors including: Agri-food, Bio-sciences, Environmental technologies, Information and communication technologies and Advanced manufacturing.
One of the guiding documents for Grow Guelph is the Strategic Plan for the Guelph Agri-Innovation Cluster, but it institutes programs based up on the Grow Guelph Marketing Plan and is promoted through their website growguelph.ca.
Grow Guelph works with local stakeholders to create an environment that:
- Fosters industry and cluster interactions
- Advances the commercialization of innovative research
- Supports business and industry development and sustainability
- Attracts and promotes investment
2011 Grow Guelph Business Attraction Video
As part of the 2011 marketing plan, Grow Guelph completed an investment attraction video. This video touches briefly on the unique opportunity Guelph provides businesses to collaborate as a cluster in order to solve problems and encourage innovation. It gives real business commentary on how the City of Guelph works with business to solve problems and encourage growth.