Taking the Corridor to Market
2nd Annual Innovation Corridor Summit
June 11, 2019 | Metro Toronto Convention Centre | Toronto, Ontario
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 into action. We are using this day of discussion and advocacy to bring together regional experts to explore how to accelerate the growth of Corridor businesses through improved commercialization, collaboration and deployment opportunities. The Summit will highlight both advanced manufacturing and connected/autonomous vehicle. 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.
The federal Innovation Supercluster Initiative aims to build global industry leaders through improved collaboration among businesses of all sizes and post-secondary institutions. This expert panel of leading companies involved in NGen Canada, the Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster, will discuss the thinking behind lighthouse projects that seek to expand the use of productivity-enhancing technology in manufacturing, and what potential they hold.
Whether led by post-secondary institutions or innovative companies, research needs to be transformed into products that find customers. While the region features many examples of companies that have made this leap, more can be done to accelerate this process. This expert panel will highlight those success stories and discuss how to overcome barriers and bring new products to market.
Researchers and companies across the Corridor are actively collaborating to test and validate connected and autonomous vehicles. As the future of mobility takes shape, it presents the Corridor with two major opportunities: to build the technologies and vehicles for this new era, and to solve the challenges we face moving around the region. This expert panel will discuss the growth of the regional ecosystem and how to enable deployment of next-generation vehicles in the Corridor.