KITCHENER, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As announced last week at its bi-annual members’ meeting, the Canadian Digital Media Network has rebranded and in addition to a refreshed logo and website design, the organization has officially changed its name to ‘Canada’s Tech Network’. This new name better captures the network’s mission of supporting Canadian tech-driven companies with opportunities to help bring more tech-enabled solutions to market, creating jobs and wealth throughout the entire country.
“Over the last ten years, Canada’s Tech Network has evolved beyond supporting digital media technology and platform providers into an important piece of Canada’s innovation infrastructure,” said Avvey Peters, Managing Director of Canada’s Tech Network. “Our updated name better captures the work that we do to support Canada’s small- and medium-sized tech firms as they grow and sell into global markets.”
Originally created as a federal Centre of Excellence in Commercialization and Research in 2009, Canada’s Tech Network now connects backbone organizations in regional tech ecosystems across the country. Today, the Network includes 28 innovation hubs across the country — from St. John’s to Vancouver to Whitehorse.
Through its signature Soft Landing Program, Canada’s Tech Network has supported the international expansion of more than 860 Canadian companies since 2012. This work has resulted in more than $94,972,337 million in new revenue, more than $112,604,145 million in investment opportunities and the creation of more than 320 jobs across the country (as reported by client companies).
Canada’s Tech Network includes:
Accelerate Okanagan (Kelowna, BC)
Accelerator Centre (Waterloo, ON)
BC Tech Association (Vancouver, BC)
CEIM (Montreal, QC)
Co.Labs (Saskatoon, SK)
Communitech (Kitchener, ON)
District 3 Innovation Center (Montreal, QC)
DMZ (Toronto, ON)
Genesis (St. John’s, NL)
Innovacorp (Halifax, NS)
Innovate Niagara (St. Catharine’s, ON)
Innovation Factory (Hamilton, ON)
Invest Ottawa (Ottawa, ON)
LE CAMP (Quebec City, QC)
MaRS Discovery District (Toronto, ON)
NORCAT Innovation Mill (Sudbury, ON)
Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre (Thunder Bay, ON)
Platform Calgary (Calgary, AB)
Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (Sault Ste. Marie, ON)
Startup Edmonton (Edmonton, AB)
Startup Zone (Charlottetown, PEI)
TECH MANITOBA (Winnipeg, MB)
TechYukon (Whitehorse, YK)
Venn Innovation (Moncton, NB)
ventureLAB (Markham, ON)
VIATEC (Victoria, BC)
Volta (Halifax, NS)
WEtech Alliance (Windsor, ON)
To learn more about Canada’s Tech Network, please visit: Canadastechnetwork.ca.
About Canada’s Tech Network
Canada’s Tech Network (formerly known as the Canadian Digital Media Network) is a network of 28 regional innovation hubs across Canada, all focused on supporting Canada’s technology entrepreneurs. Designated a federal Centre of Excellence in Commercialization and Research, Canada’s Tech Network is dedicated to establishing Canada as a world leader in the digital economy.
More than a group of business accelerators and incubators, Canada’s Tech Network is a community of backbone organizations within regional innovation ecosystems across the country. Each Hub provides physical space, mentorship, advice and expertise to directly support Canadian firms. Network members help tech SMEs to access talent, investment capital and global market opportunities.