Regional Collaboration, Global Competitiveness

Building Canada’s Innovation Corridor


June 26, 2018 at Royal Botanical Gardens

Hamilton-Burlington, Ontario

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
  • Good Movement

CLICK HERE for 2018 Summit Program Overview

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.

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2018 Summit Highlights

  • 350 attendees from across corridor
  • Deep dives into drivers of regional economic development
  • Discussions to reveal opportunities for shared prosperity
  • Mayors panel to identify shared priorites
  • Release of regional goods movement report

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To Access Content from the 2018 Summit – presentations, audio, video – Click HERE


2018 Summit Images by Mike Lalich Photography

Canada's Innovation Corridor Summit

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.

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