Waterloo ICT Cluster Competitor Clusters: Toronto ICT Silicon Valley ICT
Waterloo ICT Region Information <ul><li>One of Canada’s fastest growing communities </li></ul><ul><li>Voted among the “Top 7 Intelligent Communities” in the world by the </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligent Community Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Known as the high-tech cluster which is located in Waterloo Ontario </li></ul><ul><li>The actual ICT cluster is located within Canada’s Technology Triangle which </li></ul><ul><li>consists of 4 municipalities- Waterloo, Cambridge, Kitchener and Guelph </li></ul>
Waterloo Cluster Structures Technology Park Accelerator Centre Innovation Centre
Educational Institutes University of Waterloo Wilfrid Laurier University Conestoga College
<ul><li>Toronto is the largest city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario </li></ul><ul><li>Within North America the Toronto GTA Cluster sits 3rd amongst private ICT facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Roughly 3362 ICT companies in the Toronto ICT Cluster </li></ul><ul><li>Well over 148,000 employees within the cluster </li></ul>Toronto Cluster Information
Silicon Valley Cluster Information <ul><li>In the mid- to late 1990s, several successful computer technology related companies emerged in Silicon Valley in California </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing number of companies started up in Silicon Valley, programmers, engineers etc realized that they would find greater job opportunities by moving to Silicon Valley </li></ul><ul><li>This concentration of technically skilled people introduced startups around the country giving better opportunities to the people that moved there </li></ul><ul><li>This led to more high-tech workers moving there </li></ul>
Waterloo ICT Events First Robotics Waterloo Region: The FIRST Robotics Competition challenges teams of students and their mentors to solve a common problem in a six-week timeframe using a standard "kit of parts" and a common set of rules 3rd Annual Environment and Business Conference The theme selected for this year's conference is "transition". Transitioning to sustainability is the main topic for the integration of environment and business. Along with keynote speakers, a problem-solution format has been developed, which will involve information sharing
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