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Canada’s First Smart Hospital in Vaughan Leverages Digital Devices to Enhance Emergency Preparedness

“The digital platform prioritizes incoming communications using real time alerts that are secure, providing the situational awareness needed to make timely and informed decisions,” said Felix Zhang, Chief Technology Officer at Mackenzie Health.
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Building Electric Vehicles for the Future, Using Apps to Track Carbon Footprints, and Enhancing Race Car Components: York Region’s Auto Tech Sector Continues its Rise

In the latest #YRtech blog, we roundup some of the most notable news coming out of York Region’s auto tech and auto parts sector. See what’s in store for the future of automotive innovation!
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York Region’s Regional Innovation Centre, ventureLAB, Releases 2020 Annual Review

Despite the economic and business challenges of COVID-19, ventureLAB program companies and alumni made an outstanding impact in 2020. From the launch of Tech Undivided and the Hardware Catalyst Initiative, discover everything else that this regional innovation centre supported in their 2020 Annual Review.
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York Region Business Update // August 2021

York Region Economic Development’s monthly e-newsletter shares highlights and news from the business community, small business supports, events, economic data, and more. Check out the August edition now!

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Former YSpace and ventureLAB-Supported Company Mero Technologies Closes Seed Round to Improve Cleanliness of Commercial Buildings

Mero Technologies, a former YSpace and current ventureLAB-supported company in Markham, York Region has completed a $2.5M USD seed round, led by Fresco Capital and IX Labs.
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New Accelerator in Northern York Region Brings Increased Opportunity for Startups as First Cohort Graduates

A new business accelerator in Newmarket recently graduated its first cohort. Read more about this group of companies and how the new accelerator is looking to support businesses in Northern York Region and beyond.
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Digital Technology Supercluster Announces $20 Million Digital Wellness Project Featuring Tech From Richmond Hill Headquartered Wysdom AI

The platform is being developed in partnership with Lululemon, Wysdom.AI, Microsoft, Mitacs, and Queen’s University. Wellbeing.ai aims to leverage artificial intelligence-powered virtual agents or chatbots.
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The Best Built Robot in the World, Siemens Enhances the HCI, and New Career Opportunities: York Region Tech Makes a Big Impact

Major tech announcements coming from York Region-based companies this spring are no surprise as tech companies here continue to thrive in Canada’s second largest tech hub!
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York Region Business Update // July 2021

York Region Economic Development’s monthly e-newsletter shares highlights and news from the business community, small business supports, events, economic data, and more. Check out the July edition now!

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3 Big York Region Health Tech Announcements: Protecting Olympic Athletes, Canada’s Only ‘Smart Hospital’ Opens for All Services, and Mackenzie Health Achieves Prestigious Digital Recognition!

There have been some big announcements coming from York Region health tech companies and its world-class hospitals recently. Check them out now!
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York Region Business Update // June 2021

York Region Economic Development’s monthly e-newsletter shares highlights and news from the business community, small business supports, events, economic data, and more. Check out the June edition now!

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The Top 5 Announcements Driving York Region’s Innovation Ecosystem Ahead in May

Last month, York Region’s innovation ecosystem thrived with big announcements on exciting new projects and programs to support startups, the development of new technology, and help businesses expand! Here are the top 5!
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The Top Quotes from York Region’s Tech Masterclass at Collision 2021

The Region’s masterclass session took centre stage on the first day and ended up being one of the most viewed sessions promoting a city, region, or country during the entire conference. All our guests were incredible, but there were some truly memorable quotes, which we’ve pulled out for you below!
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York Region Business Update // May 2021

York Region Economic Development’s monthly e-newsletter shares highlights and news from the business community, small business supports, events, economic data, and more. Check out the May edition now!