The impact of research and technology parks in Canada is significant. Download the summary for more information.
[Ottawa, Ontario | January 10, 2018]
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There are 26 research and technology parks in Canada.
75% of Canadian research and technology parks in Canada have an accelerator.
33% of companies in a Canadian research and technology park report over half of employees hold an advanced degree (Masters, PhD).
71% of companies in research and technology parks in Canada have their headquarters in these parks.
49% of companies are actively or occasionally exporting.
45% of companies located within the research and technology parks plan to expand by adding new locations. Of those new locations, 45% are planned for the company's home province and another 21% in Canada, but outside their home province.
Discovery Parks Vancouver has been a key partner in our growth & development, allowing us to progressively expand our footprint from four to 12 employees over four years. Their scalable turn-key solution allowed us to offer perks to our employees such as an onsite cafeteria, secure parking & fitness facilities right from day one.Qu Biologics Inc.
Thanks to MaRS, we have an incredible entrepreneurial support system in our own backyard.Haroon Mirza, Co-founder & CEO of CognoVision Solutions Inc.
Medizone International has been a tenant at Innovation Park for three years and has gained great benefit from the many relationships established over this time. In fact, several of the corporate linkages have had immediate impacts on our growth and development.Dr. Michael Shannon, Medizone International
Western Research Park has been most invaluable for Integra Medical's endeavours during the critical business model conceptualization and validation stage.Dr. Natalya Loudina, President Integra Medical
We found Discovery Parks Vancouver to be a perfect location to start our business, given the proximity to clients, collaborators, the airport and the city and the facility itself is well appointed and flexible to accommodate our planned growth.viDA Therapeutics
MaRS and the advisory team helped us crystallize our idea, evolve the prototype, and evaluate the marketplace.Ian R. Marshall, President of Hygea Life Sciences Inc.
We have visited several research parks in Canada and the U.S. and can say the Western Sarnia Lambton Research Park is superior on several scores. The building is impressive. The staff is friendly and supportive. The lab is well-equipped and the cafeteria is of a quality where we are comfortable entertaining senior executives.Isaac Gaon, CEO, KmX Corporation
As New Brunswick’s only research and technology park, Knowledge Park is an integral element of the province’s innovation ecosystem. The park’s commercialization environment, ACcelR8, will be instrumental in supporting Fredericton’s vision of being “Atlantic Canada’s Startup Capital.”His Worship Brad Woodside, Mayor of Fredericton, New Brunswick
We are extremely grateful for the advice, management, and business strategy advice that Western Research Park provided us. Our ability to rent affordable and professional fully-equipped facilities has been instrumental in giving the company the professionalism and credibility needed for its growth and survival.Karen Millon, President, LifeLike BioTissue Inc.
MaRS helped us set realistic milestones and move toward commercialization of our product.Eugene Rozumovich, Managing Director of 3DTAC Inc.