Canadian Ecosystem Gathering
July 12, Montreal, Canada
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This afternoon event at Startupfest offers Canadian innovation ecosystem leaders a space to share best practices that favour collaboration.
This workshop is for:
- Community builders;
- Economic development officials.
What we’ll talk about:
- What are the main challenges Canadian innovation ecosystems are facing? Would a better collaboration between communities be a solution for some of these challenges?
- What are some examples of great partnerships between innovation ecosystems across Canada? What are the criteria for success? How can these be replicated?
- What are the concrete actions that we can take in order to facilitate collaboration between innovation ecosystems across Canada?
|2:30PM – 2:40PM||Introductory remarks and context by Startup Canada, Bonjour Startup Montréal and Mangrove|
|2:40PM – 3:00PM||Part 1- Panel : What does great collaboration look like?|
Discussion between Canadian ecosystem leaders in collaboration mode:
Representatives from Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, PEI
|3:00PM – 3:40PM||Part 2- Discussion groups|
The following subjects will be discussed:
● What are the challenges that Canadian innovation ecosystems face that could be solved by collaboration between them?
● What are some examples of great collaboration across Canadian ecosystems?
● What are concrete actions that we can take in order to facilitate collaborations between innovation ecosystems across Canada?
|3:40PM – 4:00PM||Part 3 – Summary of each table’s propositions|
|4:00PM – 4:05PM||Part 4 – Closing remarks|
|4:05PM – 4:30PM||Part 5 – Networking|
Possible impacts of stronger collaboration between Canadian innovation ecosystems:
- Greater knowledge of the Canadian market and the opportunities for Canadian startups;
- Better mobility of businesses across Canada;
- Access to diversified options of incubation and acceleration programs;
- Funding opportunities;
- Further attraction of international talent;
- Further attraction of investments;
- Increase of interprovincial GDP importance in the Canadian GDP.
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