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DRIVING LEGAL INNOVATION - Global Incubator Programme

Innovate UK partners with Legal Innovation Zone in Bringing Top UK Legal Tech Companies to Canada
By: Nicole De Filippis
June 04, 2024

TORONTO, ONJune 4, 2024 —  The Legal Innovation Zone (LIZ) at Toronto Metropolitan University is partnering with Innovate UK (external link) , the UK’s innovation agency, to bring top UK-based legal technology to the Canadian Market. Seven legal tech companies have been selected to join the Global Incubator Programme. This 6-month programme provides these companies with the opportunity to explore the potential of the Canadian market and develop their launch plan with the expert resources and guidance provided by the LIZ. 

Global Incubator Programme

The Global Incubator Programme is an acceleration programme established by innovate UK. In partnership with leading incubators around the world, this programme allows UK-based SMEs to grow and scale through exploring the potential of global markets.

The LIZ was selected to partner with Innovate UK for SMEs in the legal technology sector. As the world’s first and largest incubator dedicated to legal technology, the LIZ is uniquely able to help them develop new partnerships and collaborations, and explore the opportunity to innovate in the Canadian Market.  

The Global Incubator Programme aims to support the expansion of global legal technologies into the Canadian Market. 

“As a competitive and intensive programme, participating companies are carefully selected by Innovate UK and LIZ leadership”, says Chris Bentley, co-founder and Managing Director of the LIZ. “With expert training and resources provided by the LIZ, and access to Innovate UK’s outstanding innovation ecosystem, the companies will have everything they need to scale their businesses, build professional relationships, and successfully enter into the Canadian market.” 

The LIZ operates out of Toronto, the legal, financial and economic centre of Canada. Since its inception, the LIZ has supported over 170 legal tech-startups through programmes that take them from idea to international sales. LIZ works with entrepreneurs, governments, law firms and companies to help build better legal solutions for the consumers of legal services.  

The programme includes two immersive market visits to Toronto, one-to-one mentorship, expert discussions and workshops, and a Demo Day. Their first visit is June 17-21, and the concluding visit is from November 4-8. 


Benefits for Canadians 

Canadian consumers and businesses benefit whenever innovative technologies can provide them with the legal services they need in the way and at the price they want them. Canadian innovators can benefit from the knowledge exchange.


Selected Companies 

The seven companies selected to participate in the Global Incubator Programme are:

Board Secure Ltd t/a Governance360 Group (external link, opens in new window) 

Governance360 Group is a digital Board management and training platform enabling faster, cheaper, and more effective Board governance.

ClearPeople (external link, opens in new window) 

Atlas by ClearPeople is the first intelligent knowledge platform built specifically for Microsoft 365. It empowers employees to confidently use approved, authoritative content from Microsoft 365 or other enterprise data sources, enhanced with enterprise-grade AI capabilities.

Hoowla ltd (external link, opens in new window) 

Hoowla is a cloud-based software platform that offers a range of tools and features that streamline and automate legal processes, making it easier for legal professionals to manage their cases and collaborate with clients.

LEXVERIFY LTD (external link, opens in new window) 

Lexverify uses artificial intelligence to detect potential legal and compliance concerns in communications. It assists businesses in proactively avoiding legal and regulatory concerns by harnessing the power of AI.

rradar Limited (external link, opens in new window) 

rradar is a legal enterprise dedicated to helping businesses navigate business risk. We integrate technology and legal services, with our knowledge and expertise to proactively keep businesses moving forward.

StructureFlow Ltd (external link, opens in new window) 

StructureFlow helps legal, finance and corporate teams create professional, data-rich structure diagrams.

Validient Ltd (external link, opens in new window) 

Validient provides comprehensive automated Due Diligence and Compliance Software that streamlines the client onboarding process without compromise.


Innovate UK

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is the UK’s innovation agency. It works to create a better future by inspiring, involving and investing in businesses developing life-changing innovations. Its mission is to help companies to grow through their development and commercialisation of new products, processes and services, supported by an outstanding innovation ecosystem that is agile, inclusive and easy to navigate. (external link, opens in new window) 


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