Established in 2018 by Community Futures Peterborough,

 ignite100 is an Innovation Challenge open to all existing business in the Peterborough region to compete for significant funding opportunities that support business expansion and growth

ignite100 was created to assist in local business expansion.  This is a local initiative open to all organizations within the city or county of Peterborough that have been in business for more than 2 years.  It is also open to any business that is willing to relocate to the region.  

All industry sectors are encouraged to participate

Join our Launch Thursday January 10th, 2019

ignite100 Launch


The exciting details of ignite100 business expansion program will be announced:


The Venue 

286 George Street North 

Peterborough, ON K9J 3H2 

Date & Time

Thu, 10 January 2019

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM EST

Food & Drinks - Cash Bar

Innovation -Today's Buzz Word

But where will inventions and innovation take us in the next 5 years?

Join us at our launch and hear Dr. Rafik Loutfy

Guest Speaker Bio


Dr. Rafik Loutfy

Dr.Loutfy joined Ryerson University in July 2013 as Innovator-In-Residence, and became the inaugural Director, of the Centre of Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship in the Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science, in July 2014. He had a 30 years long and distinguished career with Xerox Corporation. Loutfy joined Xerox in 1974 as a researcher and held a variety of project and managerial positions at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) including Centre manager. He was appointed vice president in Xerox’s Corporate Research & Technology organization in 1991 and held a variety of VP positions, including vice president of strategy planning and innovation. Loutfy became a corporate officer in 1997 and served as the chief technical officer (CTO) and senior vice president of Xerox Business Group Operations, and vice president of the Wilson Center for Research & Technology in Webster, New York – one of Xerox’s largest research centers, and Director of Corporate Business Strategy.

Loutfy possesses a BSc and MSc in organic chemistry from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, a PhD in Photochemistry from the University of Western Ontario, and a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Toronto. He holds 32 US patents and has published more than 178 scientific articles.

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