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Ottawa’s Innovation Hub Grows with Addition of Place La Cité

January 4, 2017

New interdisciplinary creativity incubators at La Cité Collegiale will provide more research and development opportunities for Ottawa students as construction at Place La Cité is expected to start this month.

The $30 million project is a partnerships between the federal government, the province…

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Vancouver to Host Globe 2016 Business Innovation for the Planet Conference

January 15, 2016

Following the success of COP21 climate talks in Paris,  solutions-minded business people will mobilize around the transition to a low-carbon economy at GLOBE 2016which brings together nearly two thousand business and government leaders from more than 50 countries to network, collaborate and adv…

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Canada Rises in Competitiveness – World Economic Forum

December 4, 2015

According to the World Economic Forum’s latest Global Competitiveness Rankings, Canada has moved up to 13th place (from 15th place the previous year).

The Global Competitiveness Report’s competitiveness ranking is based on the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI), which was introduced by the Wo…

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$1.5 Million Funding to Boost Small Business Access to Global Supply Chains

May 8, 2015

Western Economic Diversification Canada, a federal government agency, announced $1,562,000 in funding to Mitacs, which will support economic growth and facilitate high-value partnerships between multinational enterprises (MNEs) and small businesses in Western Canada.

Mitacs is a national organiza…

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Technology and ICT Employment Boom in Vancouver

February 27, 2015

Vancouver, British Columbia is one of Canada’s technology hotspots.  The west coast city has a reputation for creativity and innovation that attracts skilled technology entrepreneurs from around the world.  The information and communications technology (ICT) and other technology sectors …

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Innovation Alley Celebrates Winnipeg's Thriving Technology Sector

February 24, 2015

Winnipeg, Manitoba continues to recognize the role of its technology community plays in the city’s economy by naming a section of Adelaide Street “Innovation Alley.”  The area, located in the city’s historic West Exchange District, is home to many of Manitoba’s exciting technology fir…

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Cisco Canada chooses Toronto for $150 million investment

July 23, 2014

Cisco has chosen Toronto as the base for its innovation hub, investing in venture-capital funds, incubators and companies to the tune of $150 million.  They employment spin-off is estimated to be 1,700 new jobs in the province of Ontario.

Canadian firms have previously criticized the lack of ventu…

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Cisco Chooses Toronto for Global Innovation Centre

March 5, 2014

Toronto is one of four – and the only North American location – global innovation hubs slated for a $100 million investment by Cisco Systems Inc.  The company is a global leader in Internet backbone equipment and has created this innovation investment to promote advancements in "Internet of everythi…

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