Five more Ontario digital media innovation centres have joined the cross-Canada community supported by The Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN).
The additional members or 'nodes' on the network include: The Accelerator Centre Waterloo; Innovation Factory Hamilton; NORCAT Sudbury; NWO Innovation Thunder Bay; and WEtech Alliance Windsor.
This brings the number of nodes located coast-to-coast on the CDMN network to 21.
"Thanks to an excellent climate of collaboration and the strong Ontario Network of Excellence program, Ontario boasts numerous digital media hubs and we're pleased to add five more to our national network," said Kevin Tuer, CDMN Managing Director, in announcing the new members. "These centres and the existing nodes are dedicated to furthering Canada's competitiveness in the digital economy by accelerating time to market for innovative ideas."
Accelerator Centre, Waterloo: the Accelerator Centre (AC) is a centre for the cultivation of technology entrepreneurship, dedicated to accelerating the creation, growth, and maturation of sustainable new technology companies.
Innovation Factory, Hamilton: Innovation Factory helps advance Hamilton's innovation community, serves as an expert resource for entrepreneurs and fosters connections across the community to accelerate growth for all.
NORCAT, Sudbury: The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) is a leading private, non-profit organization that empowers clients, staff, and community partners to drive a culture of productivity, innovation, and life-long learning.
NWO Innovation, Thunder Bay: The Innovation Centre offers support to innovative entrepreneurs, businesses, and community projects in the region of Northwestern Ontario. The Centre looks to improve, enhance and invigorate a commercialization system in the region, and is a driving force to improve economic vitality.
WEtech Alliance, Windsor: WEtech Alliance is Windsor-Essex's Technology Accelerator; an industry-led non-profit organization focused on driving the growth and success of Windsor-Essex's technology centric companies & entrepreneurs through, mentoring, programs and connections. WEtech strives to identify, find solutions and foster the development of the technology industry and innovation sector, as well as companies who utilize technology.
The new members’ announcement follows other recent additions to the CDMN.
Participants in the CDMN gain access to and support from a members-only online collection of commercialization resources, including domestic and international market exposure for their organizations and client companies, as well as unique services that enable their facilities and their clients to leverage proven regional programming and best practices of network members.
The Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN), a federal Centre of Excellence in Commercialization and Research (CECR), is dedicated to establishing Canada as a world leader in digital media (ICT + mobile) by creating and enabling connections and collaboration between entrepreneurs, companies, research institutes, government and intermediary organizations across the country.
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