Regional Collaboration, Global Competitiveness
Building Canada’s Innovation Corridor
What is the Corridor Summit?
Regional connectivity and collaboration fuel success in the modern global economy. Canada’s Innovation Corridor Summit is a business-led initiative to strengthen bonds across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and Waterloo Region – a high growth economic zone in Southern Ontario defined by a dense cluster of advanced manufacturing and technology firms. The long-term goal of the summit is to inform and drive transformational actions that shape the corridor’s future as a world-class region measured by talent, productivity and quality of life. This year’s inaugural summit focused on three regional priorities of shared interest:
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Workforce Development
- Goods Movement
Corridor Summit 2019 will be hosted by the Toronto Region Board of Trade and its partners. The summit is an initiative of Canada’s Innovation Corridor Business Business Council, a partnership of leading Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade in Southern Ontario.
Canada’s Innovation Corridor Business Council
Canada’s Innovation Corridor is a place where great talent is welcomed and nurtured, industries grow and thrive, and private and public sectors foster a globally leading environment for business, life and innovation.” [Corridor Business Council Terms of Reference]
The corridor – anchored by Toronto, Waterloo Region and Hamilton-Burlington, and enhanced by a diverse mix of complementary communities – generates more than 18% of Canada’s GDP and is second only to Silicon Valley measured by the number of start-ups. It boasts a strong manufacturing base coupled with a world class technology sector and innovation system – an ideal clustering of economic strengths.