Located at the Communitech Hub, Intel Developer Zone puts Intel technology into the hands of Canada's next generation of
developers and entrepreneurs
WATERLOO REGION, ON, June 25, 2013 /CNW/ - The Intel Software and
Services Group today announced the official opening of the Intel Developer Zone, a lab for digital media developers based in the Communitech Hub* in
Waterloo Region. The new lab provides local developers with exciting
access to Intel technology and platforms, and it underscores Intel's
longstanding commitment to Canadian innovation and the digital economy.
The new Intel Developer Zone will act as both a hardware and software
centre, allowing the innovators and entrepreneurs based at the
Communitech Hub to utilize Intel's processors, mobile platforms, and
software development products. It will also provide an opportunity for
local developers to interact with Intel experts at the lab as well as
through online forums and blogs. A seminar series is anticipated which
is intended to help drive innovation and share knowledge.
"Intel has long been part of the innovative technology cluster in the
Waterloo region, and we are excited to expand our presence there with
the Intel Developer Zone. This marks an important Canadian addition to our global strategy of
research and development," said Graham Palmer, Canada Country Manager,
Intel. "This lab will support innovative developers in the region by
providing them with access to software developer tools, platforms, and
expertise to enable the development of technology for the future."
The Communitech Hub, where the Intel Developer Zone will be located, is a 44,000 ft² digital media innovation center that
brings entrepreneurs, multi-national companies and academic
institutions together under one roof to build global digital media
companies. The Hub is home to more than 120 companies, from startups to
"The Intel Developer Zone is a welcome addition to the Hub," said Iain
Klugman, President and CEO, Communitech. "We bring together technology
start-ups, academics and multinationals such as Intel to boost digital
media entrepreneurship and innovation. Intel's presence will give the
developers at the Hub greater access to platforms and technology -
helping them to expand and thrive."
"With the digital media and mobile computing sectors among the fastest
growing in the world, there is tremendous opportunity for Ontario's
emerging companies to compete," said Reza Moridi, Ontario Minister of
Research and Innovation. "The Province of Ontario supports the
Communitech Hub as part of our plan to make innovation a building block
of Ontario's economy. Intel's commitment to establishing its developer
lab here will support the growth and innovation that is driving our
Communitech is the regional hub for the commercialization of innovative
technologies supporting and building a Southwestern Ontario tech
cluster of close to 1,000 companies that now generates more than $30
billion in revenue. A member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs,
which is funded by the Ontario government, Communitech supports tech
companies at all stages of their growth and development - from startup
companies, to rapidly growing SMEs, to large global players - to create
greater numbers of successful global businesses for Ontario and for
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company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the
foundation for the world's computing devices. Additional information
about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.
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Intel of Canada Ltd.