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Get to know the Brampton Innovation District

October 18, 2021 - All News

Brampton is working on tech, business, and educational opportunities by building the Innovation District.

The City of Brampton continues to revitalize and unlock the economic potential of its downtown by building an innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem: the Brampton Innovation District. With agreements starting in 2019, the City has committed to investing approximately $20.5 million in its Innovation District, with an additional approximately $55.2 million in investments being drawn in by Innovation District partners.

From 2019 to 2021, six new partners have established their presence in the Innovation District. Partners in the Innovation District include entrepreneurial, business incubation, post-secondary training, and accelerator spaces like the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre, BHive Brampton, the Ryerson-led Venture Zone, Altitude Accelerator, the Founder Institute, Algoma University, and the Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst Headquarters and Accelerator. Sheridan Edge, the Brampton Board of Trade and Downtown Brampton BIA are also key partners in building the Innovation District.

Building on Term of Council Priorities, the transformational initiatives underway will help create complete communities, unlock economic potential and reinforce Brampton’s unique position on the Innovation Corridor.

Throughout COVID-19, the City has continued to spur downtown investment and enhance new developments in Brampton’s core. The continued evolution of the City’s Innovation District is a key piece of its Economic Recovery Strategy, and will help the City move forward from the impacts of the pandemic with a focus on sectors poised for continued growth, like cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. 

To learn more about the Innovation District, visit www.bramptoninnovationdistrict.com or watch the City’s video highlighting the impacts of this innovation ecosystem. 

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