A new initiative seeks to unite innovation hubs across Canada.
Thousands of Canadian social, business, and technology innovators from coast-to-coast-to-coast will be joining the Singularity University Canada community through a network of strategic partnerships across the country.
“When we made the decision to bring SingularityU to Canada, it was with a vision of creating a dynamic, diverse and engaged community of innovators and change-makers across the country,” said Oren Berkovich, CEO of SingularityU Canada Summit.
An initial group of 11 innovation hubs, including Communitech and the DMZ, have partnered with SingularityU Canada Summit to inspire Canadians to think big and take on the world’s biggest challenges.
“By collaborating with this amazing group of strategic partners we will be able to build an inclusive community that reflects and amplifies the incredible diversity and creativity of Canadians,” said Berkovich.
The initial Community Partners are:
- BC Tech, Vancouver
- Communitech, Waterloo
- District 3, Montreal
- Ryerson-DMZ, Toronto
- entrepreneurship@UBC, Vancouver
- Innovate Calgary, Calgary
- NEXT Canada, Pan-Canadian
- MaRS, Toronto
- OneEleven, Toronto
- Start Up Zone, PEI
- Wavefront, Vancouver
“We are on a mission to inspire and enable leaders and entrepreneurs from across the country to change the future of Canada by solving some of the world’s biggest problems,” says Berkovich.
The Summit will take participants on “a journey from inspiration to action by bringing the top global experts, together with Canadian leaders from across business, technology, and government.”
Singularity University, founded in 2008, is a global learning and innovation community.