Drive innovation in Canada’s smart city hub
Our academic institutions provide specialized training and research in machine learning, computer science and robotics which further helps supports the industry through access to in-demand talent and valuable partnerships. Ottawa is also home to Area X.O. This futureplex for imagination, is a technology-rich, secure research and development complex, with the most state-of-the-art communication infrastructure, created for all-weather experimentation.
This mix of world-class talent, R&D facilities and expertise makes Ottawa the ideal location for leading-edge projects, including the first on-road automated shuttle trial in Ontario.
Why Ottawa is the ideal location for smart cities leaders:
- Ottawa has the highest concentration of tech talent (as a percentage of a city’s total employment) in North America at 11.6 percent – ahead of San Francisco at 10.9 percent. (CBRE Tech Talent 2021)
- Home to 65 federal research labs, including several facilities operated by the National Research Council.
- Home to Area X.O, one of the most advanced communications infrastructures in the world with 5G
- Multinationals such as Ford, Ericsson, Nokia and Juniper, invest in AV verticals and help attract top talent to the city.