a concentration of companies and industries in a geographic region, which are interconnected by the markets they serve, and the products they produce, as well as the suppliers, trade associations and educational institutions
These geographic concentrations of economic activity have some competitive advantage, and thus (usually) exports.
The change, over time, of a cluster, or group of clusters is best described by a system of innovation.
Dimensions of Cluster Networks and partnerships – social capital Innovation and R&D capacity Skills – availability and quality of workforce Economy and enterprise – The level of employment, numberoffirms and their performance and the outcomes
second largest in Canada next to Aero Montreal
generates more than $6 billion annually in sales of aerospace goods.
more than 200 Toronto aerospace manufacturing firms
over 20,000 highly skilled and educated employees focused on systems engineering, equipment production and integration.
The Advanced Manufacturing Investment Strategy (AMIS):
Ontario's Centers of Excellence
Early Researcher Award (ERA) program
Ontario Aerospace Council (OAC)
Innovations / R&D
Collaboration with academic institutions
Ryerson University’s Institute for Aerospace Design and Innovation
University of Toronto’s Institute for Aerospace Studies
Leader in planning and testing
GTA Aerospace News McGuinty Government Helps Ontario Companies Connect With Industry Leaders
On the Wings of Innovation 2010 in Windsor, June 4-6th
The province is contributing $250,000 to support the event.
The goal of the event is to push the boundaries of aerospace technology and spark new ideas that lead to market-driven solutions
GTA Aerospace News A plane with a flight time of 1,825 days
Prototype created by a U of T professor in the 1987
Uses a renewable resource (very innovative)
Able to fly at an altitude of 18-27km above ground
US is trying to restore this technology for satellite replacement
Toronto’s Aerospace cluster is well known around the world