OTTAWA, Oct. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On October 28, the Kanata North Business Association will host global leaders in finance, academia and technology for the grand opening of Hub350, the physical gateway for Canada’s largest technology park, where technology talent will have a space to converge and explore opportunities to live, work, play and learn.
Anchor partners at Hub350 include TELUS, RBC, Salesforce, Education City and world-leading post-secondary institutions including University of Ottawa, Carleton University, Algonquin College and Queen’s University. Hub350 will enable access to partnerships that form the foundational elements of growing local businesses and Ottawa’s economy.
When: October 28, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Hub350 – 350 Legget Drive
RSVP: [email protected]
On-site contact: Jennifer Madigan
The grand opening will feature:
Main Stage Presentations
Hear from TELUS’ Chief Technology Officer, Ibrahim Gedeon, on the power of 5G in driving Canadian innovation. Also taking to the stage will be senior executives from RBCx and Salesforce and local leaders including Wesley Clover Chairman Sir Terry Matthews, Invest Ottawa CEO Michael Tremblay, and Education City partners including the University of Ottawa, Carleton University, Algonquin College and La Cite Collegial.
The main stage agenda runs from 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
5G Innovation Zone
At the heart of Hub350 is the TELUS 5G Innovation Zone, powerered by Canada’s fastest mobile network. 5G represents one of the most significant new advances in communications technologies to date, making the 5G Innovation Zone ideal for conceptualizing, developing, testing and, now, commercializing 5G.
The 5G Innovation Zone will allow Ottawa businesses to test their products for real-world applications on a 5G network, working alongside the 500+ businesses in the park.
Demonstrations showcasing the power of next-generation connectivity, such as an autonomous drone, connected smart glasses enabling remote healthcare, and more, will be available for interested media following the 3:00 p.m. ribbon cutting.
A group of early-stage technology companies will also have displays and demonstrations available for visitors during the afternoon, highlighting the innovation and energy of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. This includes Cliniconex, InitLive Inc., Neurovine, and Teldio Corp.
Official Hub350 Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and remarks
Merilee Fullerton, MPP for Kanata-Carleton and Minister for Children, Community and Social Services, will be joined by Jenna Sudds, Member of Parliament for Kanata-Carleton, Mayor Jim Watson, Sir Terry Matthews and others for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony and remarks.
Ribbon-cutting photo op will take place at 3:00 p.m.
More information about Hub350:
RBCx Finance Quarter
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