Showcasing Canada’s innovation excellence to an International Alliance of Commercialization Groups

Toronto, December 8, 2005 – MaRS’ Director of Corporate Strategy, Ross Wallace, presented “Building a Global Gateway to Ontario’s Innovation Ecosystem” in December at the third annual Global Connect Meeting and Partnering Forum in Taipei, Taiwan. As part of a panel on inter-regional partnerships, Wallace’s presentation showcased Canada’s innovation excellence to the international gathering of commercialization groups.

Download or listen to a recording of his presentation, “Building a Global Gateway to Ontario’s Innovation Ecosystem“. (Note: you will need QuickTime to play this .mp3 file.)

Co-hosted by CONNECT Taiwan and the Institute for Information Industry from December 5-7, 2005, the meeting attracted delegates from 13 countries and centered on the theme of building global enterprises through region-to-region relationships, with special emphasis on relationships in Asia Pacific. The three-day conference featured briefings from policymakers and venture capitalists, panel and plenary discussions, networking fora, a company partnering showcase and tours of Taiwan’s preeminent cluster of science and technology parks.

Global CONNECT is a dynamic collection of organizations – from firms and regional development organizations to university program, and capital service providers – working together to develop international high technology and life science linkages. MaRS and Global CONNECT are working together to develop a cross-border network of relationships spanning the communities of business, science and capital – a network that will provide a perfect interface for entrepreneurs and researchers working in both Canada and the United States.

For more information on the conference and other presentations, please visit: http://successful-innovation.blogs.com/global_connect_2005_confe/global_connect_conference_2005/index.html

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MaRS Discovery District (www.marsdd.com) is a large scale, mission driven innovation centre located in Toronto and networked across Ontario, focused on building Canada’s next generation of technology companies. MaRS works closely with entrepreneurs to grow and scale their ventures into global market leaders in life sciences and health care, information, communications and digital media technologies, cleantech, advanced materials and engineering, as well as innovative social purpose business.

For more information, contact:
Linda Quattrin
Director Communications
MaRS Discovery District
416.673.8104
lquattrin@marsdd.com