An introduction to the Canadian Digital Media Network – a federally funded Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) initiative under the Networks of Centres of Excellence.CDMN is based in Waterloo, Ontario and is hosted by Communitech
Let’s step back and look at changes in how we interact and process information.There is a global technological change towards digital of all kinds – what was once the realm of the physical world is becoming a digital experience.
Globally, the digital media sector is one of the fastest growing industries with a projected valuation of US $2.2 trillion in the next five years.It encompasses a broad range of industries and activities….
Digital Content Transmission is emerging as an area to watch Increasing use of video and the convergence of video and mobile devices are shaping the way we consume information.
In 2009, the CDMN was created to galvanize the efforts of Canadian organizations to seize global leadership in commercializing digital media technologies.The Mandate for the CDMN is:Enable Connections/Collaborations to companies and individualsPromote node capabilities and Canada’s Digital Media industryAggregate & disseminate informationProvide input and advice to grow the industry across Canada.Ensure that mutual value is gained from participation
Another member of the CDMN is The Communitech Hub. Based in Kitchener, “The Hub” will be onstream in Spring 2010 and will leverage the 600+ technology based companies plus 3 colleges and universities to accelerate the commercialization of start-ups and new technologies.
R&D-focused facilities, including testing and prototyping, tools and expertise critical to timely verification of commercial capacity (proof of concept)Rigorous and accountable program managementAccess to networks, commercialization expertise, financing and other critical professional servicesAccess to CDMN resources including other hubs with varying offeringsConcurrent engagement of the technology, arts and business communitiesOutreach activities to engage the broader community
One of the exciting digital media centre initiatives is the creation of the University of Waterloo Stratford Institute. It has been a true partnership between government, industry and academia.
Mix of creative minds in Stratford, business and technology of industry and the world leading University of WaterlooBuilding a skills base in Digital Media2,000 students and 200 facultyPartnership investment of $60MCurriculum is multi-disciplinary
There are many industry leading digital media company partners working with CDMN – some are featured on the following slides
Social media and content management for business
Multimedia display systems
high performance imaging and semiconductors
Mobile smart phones
diagnostic imaging and healthcare IT solutions
Regional hub for the commercialization of innovation, focused on removing barriers to technology business creation and growth, and creating more successful global technology businesses for Ontario and Canada.Provides a rich program offering for SMEs including experts-in-residence as well as extensive networking, peer 2 peer, marketing, government relations, recruitment and education programs.
The inaugural event had 1,500 attendees
Each year, program streams are created to maximize relevance and offer the greatest opportunity for interaction
The Vision is simple – to make Canada a true digital nation. Encouraging job creation, global competitiveness and a focused approach by linking Canada’s leading digital media centres with industry, government and academia.
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unrivaled microprocessors and platforms
Learning Management Systems for education and business
Adiversified Canadian communications and media company
Will recruit hubs of digital media centres across the country to fill in the Digital Media puzzle for Canada – and break down the silos
Canadian Digital Media Outlook 2010
Canadian Digital Media Network<br />Making Canada A Digital Nation<br />March 8, 2010<br />
Canadian Digital Media – Quick Facts 2009<br />Over 3,200 companies employing more than 52,000 people<br />60 post secondary institutions provide digital media programs<br />Major international companies have chosen Canada for their operations:<br />Electronic Arts, Bioware, Disney, Ubisoft, THQ, Microsoft and Vivendi<br /> 71% firms are engaged primarily in content creation; remainder, enablers<br /> 11 research labs in 3D imaging<br />Maclean’s: REUTERS/JanerikHenriksson/SCANPIX<br />Overview of Digital Media in Canada: The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, April 30, 2009<br />
CDMN Purpose<br /> Canadian commercialization leadership in the global digital media economy<br />
Member Benefits<br />Connect/Collaborate with companies /orgs<br />Promote node capabilities and Canada’s Digital Media industry<br />Aggregate & disseminate information<br />Provide input and advice to grow Canadian industry.<br />COMMERCIALIZE<br />
CDMN <br />is also<br />a <br />door...<br />To the rest of the world<br />