Five Ontario innovation centres join Canadian Digital Media Network

    And then there were 21.

    The Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) announced this week that five new Ontario digital media innovation centres have been added to the CDMN’s cross-Canada network. With the addition of nodes in Waterloo, Hamilton, Sudbury, Thunder Bay and Windsor, the the coast-to-coast CDMN network now has 21 members.

    “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’s managing director, in a statement. “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.”

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    The new members are:

    Accelerator Centre, Waterloo: A centre for the cultivation of technology entrepreneurship, dedicated to accelerating the creation, growth, and maturation of sustainable new technology companies.

    Innovation Factory, Hamilton: Helps advance Hamilton’s innovation community, serves as an expert resource for entrepreneurs and fosters connections across the community.

    NORCAT, Sudbury: The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) empowers clients, staff, and community partners to drive a culture of productivity, innovation, and life-long learning.

    NWO Innovation, Thunder Bay: Offers support to entrepreneurs, businesses, and community projects and looks to improve, enhance and invigorate a commercialization system in the region.

    WEtech Alliance, Windsor: 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.

    Members of the CDMN have access to members-only online collaboration of commercialization resources, gain domestic and international market exposure for their organizations and client companies, and have access to services that enable their facilities and their clients to leverage proven regional programming and best practices of network members.

    Source | Canadian Digital Media Network

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    Jeff Jedras
    Jeff Jedras is a technology journalist with IT World Canada and a member of the IT Business team. He began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada and the channel for Computer Dealer News. His writing has also appeared in the Vancouver Sun & the Ottawa Citizen.