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Waterloo ICT Region Cluster

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  1. 1. ICT Cluster Regions MRK 625 Steven Contento
  2. 2. Waterloo ICT Cluster Competitor Clusters: Toronto ICT Silicon Valley ICT
  3. 3. 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>
  4. 4. Waterloo Cluster Structures Technology Park Accelerator Centre Innovation Centre
  5. 5. Educational Institutes University of Waterloo Wilfrid Laurier University Conestoga College
  6. 6. Toronto ICT Cluster
  7. 7. <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
  8. 8. Silicon Valley ICT Cluster
  9. 9. 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>
  10. 10. 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 &quot;kit of parts&quot; and a common set of rules 3rd Annual Environment and Business Conference The theme selected for this year's conference is &quot;transition&quot;. 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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