Locating Stathletes in St. Catharines has been a key to growing our business amongst a region that is re-defining itself with innovation and new businesses.
Cross-Cutting Technologies Sector
St. Catharines is investing in Cross-Cutting Technology sector to ensure all sectors can benefit from the advantages technology companies bring to a city.
Why It's Critical to Cities & St. Catharines
While not a traditional industry-based sector, it is critical for a city to make technology business growth a priority for the benefit of all sectors. The pace and breadth of technological changes across all industries make it unique.
Talent is the key, as it can move across all traditional sectors and nurture overall economic growth.
Region Statistics & Info
ST. CATHARINES STATISTIC HIGHLIGHT
A Strong, Digitally Oriented Talent Pool
Support & Grow Tech Across Sectors
Encourage the evolution, application and adoption of converging digitally based technologies that are influencing nearly all sectors; promote the City's talent pool, research assets and innovation culture.
Connect Education With Corporate Calling
Strengthen existing relationships/ networks with educational and institutional
organizations via the City’s corporate calling program.
Publish & Maintain Talent Pool Information
Assemble, keep current and present detailed information on the digitally enabled talent pool that can be accessed by businesses based in STC.
Connect Tech With All Service Sectors
Support initiatives to connect existing businesses across all sectors with relevant cross-cutting technologies and the creative sector.
Demonstrate Tech Talent Capacity
The key measure is the extent to which St. Catharines can demonstrate digitally based capacity and availability of talent and attract related investments.
- Innovation-Rich Ecosystem In Niagara
- Brock Institute for Scientific Computation
- Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute
- Environmental Sustainability Research Centre
- Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (WAMIC)
- Rankin Technology Centre
- Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation (SONAMI)
- Agriculture & Environment Innovation Centre
- Augmented Reality Research Centre
- Canadian Food & Wine Institute Innovation Centre (CFWIC)
- ncTakeOff entrepreneurship hub
- World class horticultural science research and innovation
- One of 18 Regional Innovation Centres in Ontario
- Downtown incubation facilities for start-ups and established high-growth projects
- The Generator at One
- Most Tech Jobs Not At Tech Firms
Most Information & Communications Technology employees do not work for tech firms.
Tech* Firm Tech Workers
Non-Tech Firm Tech* Workers
*Based on Information & Communications Technology employment statistics.
- These Technologies Blur Sector Boundaries
These are the technologies disrupting every industry.
- Internet Of Things
- Big Data
- Cloud Computing
- 3D Printing
- 3D Visualization
- Augmented/Virtual Reality
- Cyber Security
- Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
- Autonomous Vehicles