Spark Commercialization & Innovation Centre is pleased to have partnered with The Regional Municipality of Durham, Planning and Economic Development Department, to launch the Durham Innovation and Technology Portal. This integrated online resource is designed to promote Durham Region’s digital technology sector, with a focus on attracting international investors.
“With the digital technology sector evolving at a rapid pace, it’s imperative for Durham Region to remain innovative and provide leading-edge tools for potential investors,” said Kathy Weiss, Director of Economic Development and Tourism. “The portal is a valuable resource that will support local technology companies and also act as an investment attraction tool—encouraging economic growth throughout the region.”
“The technology industry is alive and flourishing in Durham, and I am excited we now have a dedicated site to share our story with residents and business in Durham, as well as globally!” said Dennis Croft, President & CEO, Spark Commercialization & Innovation Centre.
Spark Centre will continue to keep the portal up-to-date with information about upcoming events, job postings, research and development at post-secondary institutions, local support networks, investment opportunities, and the latest news related to technology and innovation in Durham Region.
It will also be used as part of Durham Region’s overall Foreign Investment Attraction Plan, which aims to respond to potential foreign and domestic investors and generate new leads. In fact, the portal project was made possible by a joint-funding initiative from the Region of Durham and Invest Canada-Community Initiatives (ICCI), which provides financial support to communities for their foreign direct investment programs and resources. This funding enables Durham Region to promote its diverse employment base and attract, retain and expand direct investments from foreign markets.
To access the Durham Innovation and Technology Portal, visit http://ditp.ca.