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HardTech Fest: ventureLAB’s Premier Event at Startup Fest

ventureLAB is proud to sponsor the inaugural HardTech Fest, Garage & Co’s premier event at Startup Fest’s, taking place on July 10, 2024, in Montreal. In partnership with The City of Markham and York Region, HardTech Fest serves as a premier gathering for leaders and innovators in the Canadian tech ecosystem, offering a unique platform for exploring new opportunities in the HardTech industry.
York Region Collision Collage

The bright lights of Collision shined on the York Region tech ecosystem one final time as the conference finished its multiyear run in Toronto

Collision Conference in Toronto, held at the Enercare Centre from June 18 to 20, 2024, marked a significant gathering of tech enthusiasts, professionals, and innovators from across the globe. This year’s event was particularly noteworthy as it was the last time the conference would grace Toronto, adding a layer of nostalgia to the proceedings.
Skinopathy HealthTech App focused on Skin Cancer

Canadian health-care tech gets a shot in the arm; featuring Aurora-based Skinopathy

While it’s typically Canadian to not toot our own horn, the country is packed with health-care companies — big and small — with smart solutions to help us live healthier lives. By leveraging technology, including AI, we’re able to better access (and understand) our medical scans, keep a digital eye on our aging loved ones living alone at home, use our smartphone’s camera to detect skin cancer and access trustworthy medical videos rather than Googling symptoms across random sites (and panicking at the misdiagnosis).
York University OVIN announcement

Ontario supports the development of smarter, more sustainable transportation technologies with $1.5M in funding to York Region innovation partner York University through OVIN

The Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN), with support from the Ontario Government, announced $1.5 million in funding to York University and in partnership with Centennial College to support small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and startups in developing and testing innovative automotive technologies and smart mobility solutions.
A man in a suit looking at a phone

Three York Region municipalities make top 10 in Ontario; offering the best livability in Canada, new report suggests

Studies show more flexibility in work arrangements and work-life balance positively improved workers’ mental health. Other companies that trialled a four-day workweek reported increased productivity and overall organizational revenue — at a 100 per cent success rate, according to a Canadian pilot program.
Data hologram on a laptop

Markham headquartered Enghouse announces expansion of cloud contact center technology in the Middle East through partnership with Voxtron

The launch will feature distinguished speakers, including Tracy Reynolds, Canadian Consul General in Dubai, Vincent Mifsud, Global President of Enghouse Systems, and Arif AlMalik, Chief Digital Products Officer of Moro Hub. They will explore the transformative potential of contact solutions in improving customer experience (CX) in the Middle East.
Blue Brain Circuit Board

Markham headquartered IBM expands team and capabilities in Canada Software Lab to accelerate adoption of Generative AI and other key technologies

IBM Technology Expert Labs will create more opportunities for experienced professionals in areas such generative AI, data & AI, automation, sustainability, security, cloud, and zSoftware. Deep expertise and global experience of the Technology Expert Labs will augment and accelerate technology adoption for clients in Canada and North America.
Airboss Bandolier

Newmarket headquartered AirBoss awarded Bandolier contract valued at up to US$45 million

The Bandolier is a lightweight and modular energetic system that can be employed across mobility, counter mobility, and survivability mission profiles. The Bandolier is designed to bridge the identified capability gap between large, complex, single role explosive charges and standard bulk demolitions, and its lightweight, modular design allows for flexible use across a variety of mission requirements.
UN University Declaration Signing

Richmond Hill welcomes United Nations University; selected to host the institute’s new headquarters

Richmond Hill was selected to host the institute’s new headquarters based on its commitment to sustainability, its highly skilled and educated workforce, the many opportunities the City offers for partnership with the private sector, and its interest in using the best available knowledge to improve the quality of human life and the environment.
SARIT vehicle

Popular Toronto destination becoming test hub for tiny three-wheeled cars built in York Region

Exhibition Place’s sprawling 192-acre site has been selected as the perfect real-world testing ground for the new three-wheeled electric commuter cars, described by SARIT as an “affordable” means of travel that could be used to “ease traffic congestion and solve parking problems” in Toronto.
BMI ORAN RADIO

Emerging Canadian telecom radio provider selects Markham-based manufacturing partner, Microart Services, to deliver ORAN radios to mobile operators

Bluewaves Mobility Innovation Inc. (BMI), an emerging Canadian wireless system and device provider of state-of-the-art Open Radio Access Network (ORAN) Radio Units, announced today that it has selected Microart Services Inc. from Markham, Ontario as its Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) partner to manufacture its portfolio of next generation 4G & 5G radios.
Midea Canada

Markham-based Midea Canada expands operations with move to new 10,000 sq. ft. office

Midea Canada, a leading global home appliance brand, is thrilled to announce the relocation of its headquarters to a new, spacious 10,000-square-foot office. This strategic move is in response to the increasing market needs and underscores our commitment to providing unparalleled support to our stakeholders in Canada.