Halton Region is located in the centre of the largest technology hub in Canada – the Toronto-Waterloo Innovation Corridor. In fact, the technology cluster surrounding Halton is the 3rd largest in North America.
The diversity of the technology sector and its penetration across a range of industries – from manufacturing to medical – has meant exponential growth in technology firms and a growing cluster in Halton, where they have access to a large pool of talent and research support.
- Premier office space: Real estate options and advanced infrastructure offer ample site selection.
- Talent: Halton's technology corridor has access to 4.5 million potential employees.
- Research & education: Halton is surrounded by leading post-secondary institutions, including:
- Innovation ecosystem: Halton has a rich innovation network, including:
- Incentives: Canada offers one of the most generous R&D tax incentives to businesses in the G7. The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax incentive provides companies of all sizes and sectors tax incentives for research and development in Canada.
Halton's Technology Clusters
In today’s economy, the incorporation of technology is a critical component across nearly all industry sectors – so much so, that it is difficult to tally “technology” firms or their employment impact.
Halton has a range of thriving technology clusters, including:
- Information & Communications Technology (ICT)
- Digital media and creative firms
- Medical technologies (medtech)
- Clean technologies (cleantech)
- Financial technologies (fintech and e-commerce)
- Food Science and Technology
Technology and creative Cluster support links
From Halton, these companies can attract the right talent and tap into support from surrounding programs and institutions.
Technology & Creative Cluster Supports
Halton's ICT businesses benefit from both regional and provincial associations and programs.
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