Innovative Technology Drives the Future of Canada’s Smart Mobility Hub
Canadian innovators and companies in Ottawa are driving the smart mobility revolution and creating new capabilities and solutions for every sector of our economy – from intelligent transportation to defense, public safety, smart farming, telecommunications, cleantech and smart cities. Our academic institutions provide specialized training and research in machine learning, computer science and robotics which further help support the industry with access to talent and valuable partnerships.
Ottawa is also home to Area X.O, a futureplex of innovation and collaboration that enables and accelerates breakthrough innovation in next generation technologies. This state-of-the-art R&D facility offers a safe and secure environment to create, test and demonstrate future mobility, autonomy and connected technologies.
Why Ottawa is an ideal location for smart mobility 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 10.4 percent. (CBRE Tech Talent 2022)
- Home to 65 federal research labs, including several facilities operated by the National Research Council such as the Automotive and Surface Transportation Research Centre which offers research, technical and engineering services, and develops innovative technology solutions to meet materials and manufacturing challenges to help Canada be more competitive through innovations in mobility and manufacturing excellence.
- Home to Area X.O, a one-of-a-kind technology-rich, secure research and development complex created for all-weather experimentation.
- Smart Mobility leader Blackberry QNX as well as multinationals such as Ford, Ericsson and Nokia and local smart mobility innovators are attracting top talent to the city.