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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!

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!

With news about new partners at Canada’s only hardware and semiconductor incubator, opening facilities to increase digital connectivity, new career opportunities, and the next generation of tech innovators making a name for themselves on a global stage, the Region’s tech ecosystem is thriving.

Read some of the top tech news coming out of the #YRtech ecosystem recently!

York Region’s Regional Innovation Centre, ventureLAB, and Siemens Partner to Broaden Canada’s Hardware Catalyst Initiative

ventureLab HCI

Siemens is partnering with ventureLAB to bring their unique set of services to the Hardware Catalyst Initiative (HCI)! By providing their Xcelerator portfolio, which includes mechanical and electronic design as well as other high standard software to support innovation in participants. They’ll be able to further support vital Canadian tech startups and scaleups while reducing the time to market.  As the only hardware and semiconductor incubator in Canada, hardware-focused startups are looking to ventureLAB and the HCI for support making their skill set highly valuable.  

Cologix Opens New TOR4 Hyperscale Data Center in Markham

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A new data center is coming to Markham, York Region with Cologix opening a 50K SQFT and 10 MW of power at their TOR4 hyperscale data center. In the new work from home environment digital connection and cloud capacity have become everyday needs and this data center will assist companies in those efforts. As Canada’s second largest tech hub, new investments like these continue to highlight the strength of the Region’s technology sector.

Markham-Based LMN To Double in Company Size by End of 2021

LMN team photo

After seeing significant growth this year, LMN, a Markham-based B2B SaaS green industry company is looking to double the size of their team in 2021. Throughout the pandemic they showed adaptability, adding new services to better support clients and developed new software earning them acknowledgment in the Canadian Business 2020 Growth List as one of the fastest-growing companies in Canada. Find out more about the company and discover new career opportunities!

‘Best Built Robot in the World’: Richmond Hill Students Rock it at Robotics World Competition

Richmond Hill Robotics Team

Students from Richmond Hill won big at the VEX Robotics World Championship, the largest robotics competition in the world! Two teams competed, both placing in the top divisions. One of the teams took home the very impressive “Build Award,” meaning they created the best built robot in the world! This is incredibly impressive considering the hardships the pandemic has puts students through. It’s an example of what can be done through hard work, innovation, and community support. Congratulations to both teams! York Region is home to strong school systems with connections to various post-secondary institutions, supporting continuous development of future talent.

Tech innovation thrives in York Region! To see all the latest tech news coming out of the #YRtech  ecosystem check out all of our tech news.


York Region-based tech companies take many approaches to growth, for the companies below and many others, acquisitions are one method. Discover some of the most recent tech acquisitions in the #YRtech community.

Richmond Hill Headquartered Carbon60 Accelerates Digital Transformation Capabilities with Acquisition of OpsGuru

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Richmond Hill headquartered cloud hosting provider, Carbon60, has acquired OpsGuru, a Vancouver based multi-cloud and DevOps consultancy. This acquisition will push forward the company’s growth across Canada as a Canadian multi-cloud transformation and managed services organization.

Markham Headquartered Digitcom Acquires Quebec-based 6Telecom

Digitcom Telecommunications, a Markham headquartered digital service provider, has acquired 6Telecom a Quebec-based telecoms solution provider. This acquisition expands Digitcom’s network reach into Eastern Canada and the greater Montreal area.

Markham Headquartered Enghouse Systems Acquires Amsterdam-based Nebu BV

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Markham headquartered software solutions provider Enghouse Systems has acquired Netherlands-based Nebu BV, a market research and data analytics provider. The addition of their new software and cloud services allows researchers to get more in depth understandings of consumer behaviors, increasing quality of service, and expanding the company’s global reach.

These are just a few of the acquisitions that have occurred in 2021. Check out all the York Region acquisition news.