Congratulations to Mississauga–based Xerox Canada contributing to Toronto’s recognition as a top ten city for corporate innovation.
In a recent ranking released by Innovation Leader Magazine, Toronto ranked within the top 10 – Cities for Corporate Innovation contending with New York, San Francisco, and others. Highlighting the Kitchener/Waterloo Corridor, Mississauga-based Xerox Canada played a significant role in the standing, and was recognized for its focus on advanced materials and production facilities for start-ups.
The Xerox Research Centre of Canada, has been nurturing an innovation hub, providing co-located space and access to its labs and scale-up engineering pilot plant to start-ups and incubators. It is Canada’s leading advanced materials research centre and delivers real-world solutions in electronic and sustainable materials and chemical processes, coatings, and security/authentication, and novel technologies. The growing hub features well-known start-up accelerator Research Innovation and Commercialization Centre (RIC) and green chemistry innovators GreenCentre Canada.
The RIC Centre supports technology entrepreneurs that want to fast-track their business in the areas of advanced manufacturing, cleantech and the Internet of Things. They work with an exclusive group of companies to transition them from the idea and concept stage, to the growth and expansion stage of their businesses. RIC ensures that startups have the tools, resources and connections required to be successful.
GreenCentre Canada seeks to commercialize academic and entrepreneurial discoveries as well as provide established companies with a confidential space to expand their R&D capabilities. They transform chemistry breakthroughs into products and services that will enhance quality of life and preserve the environment for future generations.
Mississauga’s companies play a key role in the innovation that comes out of the Kitchener/Waterloo – Toronto Innovation Corridor with its strong advanced manufacturing and information and communications technology sectors. Mississauga’s cluster is characterized by a range of vibrant and innovative large multi-national companies to small entrepreneurial firms that benefit from highly-skilled talent, investors, R&D, incubators, academic institutions and other regional assets.
Mississauga is proud to have the Xerox Research Centre of Canada as a significant contributor to creating a culture of innovation.