Our Vision

The Vision is a world in which every good idea has an equitable opportunity for success and in which every business, regardless of size, can compete for good ideas on a level playing field.    In this world, ideas at varying stages of development are exchanged between inventors, promoters, developers and distributors  based upon their needs, interests and capacities, to expedite speed to market and to minimize economic waste.  And participants in the marketplace are provided information and tools to make better decisions.    At the heart of it all is Techlink Innovation Exchange, a not-for-profit established in 2015, which gathers the data and creates the marketplace by providing, on a sustainable, non-profit and even-handed basis, Marketplace Services to those seeking to part with ideas  and Member Services to those able to advance them.


Steve Leach


Julia Matthews

Director of Marketing

Paul Subject



Paul Lakin, CPA, CA


Paul serves as the Business Development Officer, Business Services, First Ontario Credit Union.  As a Chartered Professional Accountant, his role as a development officer is to help businesses meet their goals. He also volunteers his services to organizations like the Science and Technology Committee of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, The Innovation Factory, The Golden Horseshoe Biosciences Network, The Mohawk College Business Advisory Committee, The Art Gallery of Hamilton and The Rotary club.