Erie Mutual to invest in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Niagara Region
Dunnville, ON (June 11, 2018) – Erie Mutual Insurance, a 147-year-old mutual insurance company based in Dunnville, Ontario, and Brock University’s Goodman School of Business are pleased to announce the establishment of a collaborative partnership through BioLinc, Goodman’s dynamic business incubation and commercialization facility, that furthers Goodman’s dedication to promoting and enhancing the growth and commercialization of new businesses and discoveries taking place at Brock University and throughout the Niagara Region.
John Dunton, the President & CEO of Erie Mutual, says “In the spirit of our core value of community, we are very excited to collaborate with BioLinc and their community partners, to provide Niagara’s entrepreneurs with the resources they need to commercialize their innovations and ideas”.
Dan Lynch, the Manager of BioLinc at Brock University’s Goodman School of Business, states “Collaboration is key. This Erie Mutual Insurance and BioLinc partnership is a unique new form of organizational collaboration to stimulate and sustain innovation in established companies and start-ups”.
About Erie Mutual Insurance
Erie Mutual Insurance is a member-owned property and casualty insurance company that provides commercial, farm & agri-business, home and auto insurance to thousands of members throughout Haldimand County and the Niagara Region. Erie Mutual is a proud member of the Ontario Mutual Insurance Association (“OMIA”), Farm Mutual Re (“FMRP”) and the Farm Mutual Guarantee Fund (“FMGF”).
About the Goodman School of Business
The Goodman School of Business, named for respected business leader Ned Goodman, is AACSB accredited and offers graduate and undergraduate programs in business and accounting. Goodman is a collaborative environment and home to many celebrated faculty members who are both innovative researchers and exemplary teachers, two of whom were recently identified with only four Canadian researchers in business and management education as among the 99 most productive around the world.
BioLinc is Brock University’s dynamic business incubator, located in the $111.4-million Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex on the University’s main campus. It has the capacity to nurture and support multiple companies, projects, researchers, students and entrepreneurs from across the Niagara Region.
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