Digital media hub

Suburbs

Digital media is one of the world's fastest growing technologies - and the focus of one of many new emerging economic clusters in our downtown core.

The Communitech Hub, located within Innovation District in downtown Kitchener, is the focal point of knowledge creation within this rising sector - serving as a clubhouse of innovation for digital media companies and entrepreneurs, and driving the creation of new companies and jobs locally, across Waterloo Region and throughout Ontario.

The Communitech Hub includes:

  • 80,000 square feet of open space, bringing together knowledge, activities, tools and expertise.
  • Space dedicated to enabling hundreds of technology entrepreneurs to incubate ideas in close proximity to tools and services they need to succeed.
  • Space allocated to corporate innovation partner labs such as GM, Google, Thomson Reuters, Deloitte, TD Bank, Manulife RED Labs, Canadian Tire, Fairfax, Canon, the Province of Ontario and many more.
  • Adjacent space to the University of Waterloo's Velocity, a leading entrepreneurship program at the University of Waterloo and at 37,000 square feet and 120 startups, is now the largest free startup incubator in the world.
  • A large versatile, immersive community event environment with reconfigurable projection and display systems.
  • Full audio-visual production studios, including advanced equipment such as scalable sensors, cameras and media-capture equipment.
  • Medical imaging software platforms for development purposes.
  • A suite of expert resources including entrepreneurs in residence, project manager support, marketing and branding expertise.

Communitech, the region's organization dedicated to commercialization of innovation, has championed the Communitech Hub project to support businesses at all stages of their growth, and enhance the technology sector.

For more information, please contact Thom Ryan, senior business development officer, at 519-741-2200 ext. 7826.

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