WATERLOO REGION, ON, Feb. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) announced today that five more Ontario digital media innovation centres
have been added to the CDMN's cross-Canada network. The additional
'nodes' on the network include: The Accelerator Centre Waterloo; Innovation Factory Hamilton; NORCAT Sudbury; NWO Innovation Thunder Bay; and WEtech Alliance Windsor. This brings the number of nodes located coast-to-coast on the
CDMN network to 21.
"Thanks to an excellent climate of collaboration and the strong Ontario
Network of Excellence program, Ontario boasts numerous digital media
hubs and we're pleased to add five more to our national network," said
Kevin Tuer, CDMN Managing Director. "These centres and the existing
nodes are dedicated to furthering Canada's competitiveness in the
digital economy by accelerating time to market for innovative ideas."
Here is a look at the unique focus of each of the new nodes:
Accelerator Centre, Waterloo: Located in the heart of Waterloo, the Accelerator Centre (AC) is a
centre for the cultivation of technology entrepreneurship, dedicated to
accelerating the creation, growth, and maturation of sustainable new
Innovation Factory, Hamilton: Innovation Factory helps advance Hamilton's innovation community,
serves as an expert resource for entrepreneurs and fosters connections
across the community to accelerate growth for all.
NORCAT, Sudbury: The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) is a leading
private, non-profit organization that empowers clients, staff, and
community partners to drive a culture of productivity, innovation, and
NWO Innovation, Thunder Bay: The Innovation Centre offers support to innovative entrepreneurs,
businesses, and community projects in the region of Northwestern
Ontario. The Centre looks to improve, enhance and invigorate a
commercialization system in the region, and is a driving force to
improve economic vitality.
WEtech Alliance, Windsor: WEtech Alliance is Windsor-Essex's Technology Accelerator; an
industry-led non-profit organization focused on driving the growth and
success of Windsor-Essex's technology centric companies & entrepreneurs
through, mentoring, programs and connections. WEtech strives to
identify, find solutions and foster the development of the technology
industry and innovation sector, as well as companies who utilize
Today's announcement follows addition in December, 2012 of Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre and Tech South East (Moncton, N.B.) to the CDMN.
By joining the CDMN, nodes have at their disposal Canada's largest
members-only online collaboration of commercialization resources,
immediately expanding their client support capability while enabling
national access to their regional resources. They also gain domestic
and international market exposure for their organizations and client
companies, and have access to unique services that enable their
facilities and their clients to leverage proven regional programming
and best practices of network members.
About The Canadian Digital Media Network
The Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN), a federal Centre of
Excellence in Commercialization and Research (CECR), is dedicated to
establishing Canada as a world leader in digital media (ICT + mobile)
by creating and enabling connections and collaboration between
entrepreneurs, companies, research institutes, government and
intermediary organizations across the country. CDMN helps bring more
digital media solutions to market to create more companies, jobs and
wealth in Canada.
Learn more at www.cdmn.ca or follow @CDMN on Twitter, join the Canadian Digital Media Network Group on LinkedIn, and like the Canadian Digital Media Network Page on Facebook.
SOURCE: The Canadian Digital Media Network
For further information:
Shelley Grandy, Sr. PR Advisor CDMN, 905-866-2656 or firstname.lastname@example.org