Government of Canada Increases Access to COVID-19 Rapid Testing for Workers

Today’s announcement provides an additional support to communities, building on their current public health efforts. The Government of Canada will continue to secure supply and provide rapid tests to provinces and territories for use in long-term care facilities, schools, close-contact workplaces and businesses.

Seneca and Kingbridge Centre team up to support environmental innovation in York Region

Seneca and Kingbridge Centre are creating an innovation hub that will deliver a real-world setting and programs to help entrepreneurs build and scale businesses in the agriculture, food production and processing, energy and environmental sectors.

Technology Leaders Launch Canada’s Semiconductor Council: An Industry-Led Coalition to Address the Global Chip Shortage

A select group of globally recognized Canadian founders, business leaders, chip manufacturers, and investors have announced the creation of Canada’s Semiconductor Council.

Richmond Hill Headquartered SolidCAD Acquires LANDRYTEK Inc.

This acquisition celebrates another exciting achievement that will expand SolidCAD’s technical specialist team, expertise and services for Autodesk’s advanced manufacturing solutions such as Fusion 360, FeatureCAM, PowerMill, PowerShape and PowerInspect.
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Supply Chain Canada, York Region and Municipalities Partner to Assess the Impact of COVID-19 on the Manufacturing Supply Chain

Supply Chain Canada, in collaboration with Supply Chain Alliance, has partnered with York Region and the City of Markham, City of Richmond Hill, and the City of Vaughan to study the resilience of the manufacturing sector supply chain in York Region due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Markham Headquartered Enghouse Signs $29M Agreement With Norwegian Government To Provide National Emergency Fire Services Technology System

The solution being implemented is for an integrated National Fire Control Room. This includes emergency call handling, dispatch and coordination of fire vehicles and other first-response resources, in cooperation with other emergency services such as police and ambulance.
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York Region Partners with Municipalities to Assess Impact of COVID-19 on Manufacturing Supply Chain

The Regional Municipality of York has joined with the City of Markham, City of Richmond Hill and the City of Vaughan to partner with Supply Chain Canada to study the resilience of the manufacturing sector supply chain in York Region due to the impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Does Your Startup Have What It Takes?

Tony Di Benedetto, Founder, Launch Capital
When I decided to start Launch Capital to help provide venture capital and guidance for aspiring tech entrepreneurs, I spent some time thinking of what qualities we would look for when identifying exciting businesses to get behind.

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York Region Business Update // April 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 April edition now!

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Richmond Hill Headquartered Facedrive Acquires EcoCRED, a Wholly-owned Subsidiary of Exelon

Facedrive Inc., a Canadian “people-and-planet first” tech ecosystem completed the acquisition of 100% of the ownership of EcoCRED, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Exelon, a Fortune 100 company and the largest producer of clean energy in the United States.

The global chip shortage is the wake-up call Canada needs

Melissa Chee is president and chief executive officer of ventureLAB, a leading technology hub in York Region that operates Canada’s only hardware and semiconductor incubator, the Hardware Catalyst Initiative What do video games, ventilators and vehicles have in common? They’re all…
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Georgian College and Markham Headquartered Hyundai Canada Forge Partnership to Support Black and Indigenous Automotive Business Students

Hyundai Canada is making a bold and powerful commitment to Georgian and the Automotive Business School of Canada (ABSC) by investing more than $250,000 over seven years to support Black and Indigenous automotive students.