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ТCI North America Webinar, July 29 2020

Bulding back better: Canadian clusters on sustainability and recovery

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ТCI North America Webinar, July 29 2020

  1. 1. Where the experts in clusters and innovation ecosystems interact, learn and get inspired tci-network.org
  2. 2. tci-network.org
  3. 3. What is TCI Network about?
  4. 4. 3 Strategic Areas
  5. 5. Mobilizing the TCI Network to face COVID-19
  6. 6. tci-network.org
  7. 7. tci-network.org
  8. 8. Cluster development from the Canadian perspective. How does cluster development look like in the Canadian context, especially during this pandemic? Green clusters and the sustainability agenda. Why sustainability affects us all and how we can champion the sustainability agenda through cluster work during a time when “sustainability” seems more like a “nice to have” rather than a “need to have.” Sustainability as a driver of economic recovery. How can sustainability and green clusters help drive economic recovery from the pandemic. Building back better: Canadian clusters on sustainability and recovery
  9. 9. Defining the Green Sector in Toronto - Snapshots GDP – $6.55 Billion CAN Employment – 60,800 jobs Supply Chain Companies – 600+ http://torontogreenindustries.home.blog/2020/06/23/economic-data/
  10. 10. Defining the Green Sector in Toronto – Health & Growth Employment Growth - 5 Year Average (2015-2019) GDP 5-Year Growth (2014-2018, in 2012 Dollars) Average Weekly Wages - 5 Year Average (2015-2019)
  11. 11. Toronto’s Urban Wood Industry Growth Initiative – 2012-2017 • Extensive focus on a small cluster (employment of <100 when started – >800 when ended) • Major measurable economic impact https://www.yourleaf.org/urban-wood-utilization
  12. 12. Toronto’s Bike Cluster – Our Next Focused Intervention www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/9713-Directory- of-Toronto-Made-Bicycles-V3.07-08-jun-20-accessible.pdf
  13. 13. Zero Emissions Building Exchange • Centre of Excellence for high performance buildings • Based inVancouver, British Columbia (BC) • BC: Canada’s westernmost province • BC population: ~4.7 million • BC Economy: o Traditionally focused on natural resource extraction o Ecotourism, technology, film have grown o Half of Canada’s cleantech companies based in BC
  14. 14. ”connecting industry to solutions” Strategy Measure Success
  15. 15. MISSION Our mission is to support a clean economy and position BC as a global centre for innovation, talent and capital to scale clean technology TALENT MARKETS CAPITAL NETWORK TECH POLICY Infrastructure & Space to Innovate Marketing & Communications TARGET PROGRAM APPROACH IMPACT Launched July 2020 Download the CORE Cleantech Strategy report www.corecleantech.com Increase jobs Attract investment for companies and projects Increase in Export Revenue Increase no. of Partnerships
  16. 16. WeWant to Hear fromYou! michaela@zebx.org
  17. 17.  Canadian clusters special Covid-19 initiatives  Quebec Clusters special Covid-19 initiatives  Funding programs and policies adjustments to the pandemia and recovery phase  City economic recovery plan
  18. 18. The panelists remain at your disposal for further questions and/or clarifications: Rob McMonagle rob.mcmonagle@toronto.ca Michaela Neuberger michaela@zebx.org Vincent Dugré vdugre@bivizio.com Merete Daniel Nielsen mdn@clusterexcellencedenmark.dk

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