Mississauga Launches New IDEA Innovation Identification and Solidifies Place as International Chief in Innovation – Metropolis of Mississauga

At this time, Mayor Crombie and councillors joined Mississauga’s Financial Growth Workplace to formally launch the brand new id for Mississauga’s innovation district, IDEA Mississauga, and advance Mississauga’s place as a world chief in innovation.

IDEA Mississauga doesn’t symbolize one particular location in Mississauga – reasonably, it represents town’s complete ecosystem made up of business, authorities, training, and suppliers of house and packages that help innovation. IDEA Mississauga will develop and broaden to service native entrepreneurs and improve the companies and initiatives within the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem.

“With our various and rising economic system and our location within the coronary heart of the Toronto-Waterloo Innovation Hall, Mississauga has constructed an extremely sturdy innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem,” stated Mayor Crombie. “What’s so thrilling concerning the launch of IDEA Mississauga is that it brings all of our innovation sources and property collectively, making it a lot simpler for entrepreneurs, start-ups and scale-ups to get the help they should develop and thrive in our Metropolis.”

IDEA Mississauga Digital Innovation Hub

To showcase innovation exercise and property inside IDEA Mississauga, the Metropolis has created a brand new Digital Innovation Hub – IDEAmississauga.ca. The digital hub is a spot for entrepreneurs, innovators and scale-up firms to attach with IDEA Mississauga and change into a part of a number one innovation group and entry regional helps and sources to start out and develop their enterprise. The location options numerous instruments and property that may assist make the start-up and scale-up journey simple. Companies can simply navigate by means of the positioning to search out:

  • A concierge instrument that generates a custom-made checklist of sources catered to distinctive enterprise wants
  • An modern asset map that incorporates over 135 business, authorities, training and companies suppliers which are oriented across the progress of start-ups and modern entrepreneurs
  • Enterprise consultants and mentors
  • Coaching webinars and networking alternatives
  • Innovation information and success story spotlights

“We’re dedicated to supporting our enterprise group, and we’re excited to take the following step in advancing our innovation ecosystem,” stated Bonnie Brown, Director, Financial Growth Workplace. “With the launch of IDEA Mississauga, we are going to leverage our partnerships and proceed to collaborate and create a group that brings collectively all modern connections and property – from authorities to entrepreneurs to business. IDEA Mississauga brings collectively a wealthy community of mentorship, companions, expertise and connections to check, scale and commercialize options to international challenges.”

IDEA Mississauga advances the Council-endorsed targets of The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research (2019) and Financial Growth Technique (2020,) to strengthen Mississauga’s innovation efficiency and Mississauga’s Strategic Plan (2009) objective to be a ‘international metropolis for creativity and innovation’ by cultivating artistic and modern companies.

Be taught extra about IDEA Mississauga at ideamississauga.ca.

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