OFFICE SPACE IN A POST-COVID WORLD: RETHINKING OFFICE NEEDS AND PRIORITIES
With the COVID-19 pandemic creating a mass-scale transition to working from home for many industries in York Region and across Canada, it has created a sense of uncertainty and intrigue around what the future of office space holds.
YORK REGION TECH FIRMS GET READY FOR COLLISION FROM HOME
Collision was set to happen in Toronto again this year, but COVID-19 upended those plans. Instead, the massive conference is pivoting too, and will go virtual as Collision from Home, June 22-25.
York Region featured in ‘Different Format, Same Energy: Collision from Home’s Partners’
This year, we are all facing some of our greatest challenges yet, and people all over the world are struggling to adapt. At Collision, we’re no different, but we want to do whatever we can to keep bringing people together – that’s why we decided to host Collision from Home as an entirely virtual event.
Newmarket Headquartered AirBoss Announces US$96 Million Contract for FlexAir™ PAPR System from FEMA to Help Battle COVID-19
NEWMARKET, Ontario, March 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AirBoss of America Corp. (TSX: BOS) (the “Company” or “AirBoss”) today announced that AirBoss Defense Group (“ADG”) has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the manufacture and sale of 100,000 FlexAir™ Powered Air Purifying Respirator (“PAPR”) systems, 600,000 filters, and related accessories.
FedDev Ontario Invests $5 Million For New Incubator Lab in Markham
FedDev Ontario has announced a $5 million investment into innovation centre ventureLAB for the creation of a lab and incubator hub in Markham, Ont.
Top 5 Highlights from York Region’s #YRtech Experience Pavilion at Collision!
York Region, Canada’s second largest tech hub, was front and centre at Collision Conference’s inaugural debut with a 30ft2 space, aptly named the #YRtech Experience Pavilion. York Region’s Economic Development team partnered with local tech scale-ups, startups, innovation support organizations, and a few of our local municipalities – Markham, Richmond Hill, and Vaughan – to create a space for Collision attendees to “play” and “interact” with cutting edge technology in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI), autotech, intelligent building solutions, gaming, virtual reality (VR), smart watches, robotic vision solutions, mobile app development, and more.
York Region Aims to ‘Elevate’ its Tech Sector Amid Marketing Push
Since hiring two marketing firms — Shikatani Lacroix and Jones Lang LaSalle — to promote its tech sector in 2016, York Region has “learned a lot,” a director says, adding that there are more plans under its sleeve.
Markham is Creating an Innovation Hub the Size of Roughly 600 Soccer Fields, its Mayor Says
The mayor of Markham is using a major technology conference to tell startup enterprises that his city north of Toronto is preparing a large parcel of land to be the home of a new innovation hub.
Robot inspectors aim to revolutionize the factory line: Markham Headquartered Bluewrist Feature
Larysa Harapyn talks to Jason Niu from Bluewrist at Collision Conference in Toronto. The Markham-based company builds robots and software that serve as quality inspectors for a wide range of manufacturers.
Vaughan Headquartered Mircom in Talks With Microsoft Over its 3D Visualization
Mircom Technologies Inc. in Vaughan is in talks with the U.S. giant Microsoft over its 3D tool used to visualize different aspects inside buildings, senior manager engineering Brian Leung told York Region Media Tuesday during big tech event Collision in Toronto.