Disruption: Optimizing the Tech-Talent Interface

4th Annual Innovation Corridor Summit

September 21st, 2021 The Garden Conference Centre, Brampton

What is the Corridor Summit?

Regional connectivity and collaboration fuel success in the modern global economy. Canada’s Innovation Corridor is anchored by the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area (GTHA) and Waterloo regions – 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.


As a Corridor, we need to put our world-leading research and innovation into action so that our communities can scale for local, national and international commercial opportunities. Further progress will be driven by ensuring the right talent is in place for businesses across sectors (within the Corridor) over the next five years. Talent is needed for further research to be translated into commercial applications for business and governments and is the key driver to develop technologies, jobs and new companies.

Canada’s Innovation Corridor Summit will explore the talent needed to fuel the Innovation Corridor. The need and desired outcome is an economic zone where companies have the people and talent for their businesses to achieve the tremendous opportunities and growth before us.

The Summit will explore key questions that move us towards this outcome, including:

  • Future of Work and Learning
  • Recruiting and Retaining Talent
  • An Educational System of the Future
  • Continuous Learning for Employees

in direct GDP


Direct Jobs

1 M

Indirect Jobs


Value of Goods Shipped Daily

15000 +

High Tech Companies

Canada’s Innovation Corridor Summit Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Podium Sponsor

Topic Sponsor

Keynote Sponsor

Municipal Leaders Panel Sponsor


Networking Sponsor

Video Partner Sponsor

Summit Supporters

Canada’s Innovation Corridor Business Council