Improving human life by helping scientists succeed.

Founded 2015
51-200 employees
  • Biotechnology & Chemical Products
  • Technology Infrastructure
  • Hardware, Internet of Things, & Electronics
  • Headquarters address
    29 King Street East, Kitchener ON Canada

    Our Story

    A single idea from the human mind can change the world. Nicoya was established in 2015 as an idea from the mind of nanotechnology graduate student, Ryan Denomme. While completing his Masters’ research at the University of Waterloo he encountered a recurring problem – researchers don’t have access to the cutting-edge technology needed to advance their discoveries. It became his goal to use nanotechnology to help reduce the cost and complexity commonly associated with scientific instruments, making them accessible to every scientist. As CEO, Ryan leads the team at Nicoya and continues to bring his vision to life.

    Currently, Nicoya is made up of 50+ passionate and talented engineers, scientists, and designers who have extensive experience working at the forefront of nanotechnology, biochemistry, and optical sensors. Located in the heart of Canada’s Silicon Valley, Nicoya is proud to call Kitchener-Waterloo it’s home base and is globally helping scientists succeed in over 40 countries.

    Our Mission

    At Nicoya, our mission is to improve human life by helping scientists succeed. Many of us have been impacted by diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s. Globally, there are millions of researchers (like yourself!) who are working relentlessly to better understand these diseases and we are here to help.

    Our Promise

    We design and build cutting-edge technology that is accessible to every scientist. Our products are affordable, user-friendly, and can be used for a wide variety of applications.

    We give scientists the freedom to focus on the challenges of their research. From workflow automation to comprehensive, ongoing customer support, we make execution easier and faster so you can focus on analyzing data, publishing literature, and making important connections.

    Driven by knowledge and curiosity, our mindset is one of continuous innovation. To remain ahead of the curve and challenge the status quo, we seek honest feedback and transparency from our users to continuously revolutionize our products and offering.

    We’re hiring!

    Tech stack

    MongoDB, Express, Angular 2, AngularJS, Node.JS, Python, C, C++, ROS (Robot Operating System)


    Compensation and retirement

    Performance bonus
    Stock Options

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance
    FSA (Flexible Spending Plan)
    EAP (Employee Assistance Program)

    Vacation and time off

    Paid time off
    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Work from home flexibility
    Volunteer time off