THE FUTURE OF CANADIAN TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION
A community that embraces innovation and technology to compete in the global business world.
We are dedicated to improving the competitiveness and visibility of our region’s world-class innovation.
The Innovative Technology (IT) map highlights technology companies, support organizations and start-ups in Durham Region. The asset mapping information provides intelligence on current technology businesses and their association by location, which will assist in guiding the strategies that will be used to grow Durham’s technology cluster and foster B2B partnerships.
With thousands of creative artists, game designers, web developers, editors, photographers, and videographers calling Durham home as well as hundreds of thriving digital, mobile and web companies, Durham Region is poised to be one of Canada’s next digital innovation clusters. It also boasts Durham College, one of Canada’s largest digital media schools with over 1,800 fulltime students.
After 600 research studies and clinical trials across nearly every clinical program, Lakeridge Health is the clear leader in Durham’s Healthcare Technology industry. Lakeridge has partnered with more than 80 post-secondary institutions, including Queen’s University, Durham College, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and the University of Toronto, to train the next generation of healthcare innovators in their proprietary high-fidelity simulation labs.
Durham Region is home to world class Clean Technology companies that export around the globe. Durham Region encourages, promotes and builds the foundations needed for Clean Tech businesses to not only start, but establish roots and grow. With access to an experienced talent pool, programs and the support, Durham Region is the ideal location for Clean Tech.
Durham is home to Spark Centre, a provincial and federally recognized incubation centre specifically focused on innovation start-ups. The Centre leverages all the assets of Durham Region’s innovation industry including the private sector, provincial and federal agencies and talent producers to deliver a truly experiential approach to developing the next billion dollar tech sensation.