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  • September 2, 2015
    A global survey of more than 14,000 respondents from 195 countries and overseas territories ranked Canada a top 10 destination based upon positive opinions of education, work and leisure opportunities.
  • August 31, 2015
    In May 2010, three recent graduates and co-founders of what is now Intellijoint Surgical greeted Dr. Allan Gross, the esteemed orthopaedic surgeon, in his office at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. "The three of them came into my office," recounted Dr. Gross, "and said to me: 'we are here to make you a better surgeon.'"
  • August 25, 2015
    Established companies, for the most part, once looked upon start-ups with indifference, but technological advances of the last decade have even major banks looking over their shoulder, explains Iain Klugman, CEO of Communitech in Waterloo, Ontario.
  • August 20, 2015
    As the North American leader in attracting greenfield capital investment for the second straight year, with a total of US$7.1 billion, it is no surprise that several Ontario cities feature prominently in the 2015/2016 American Cities of the Future report.
  • August 18, 2015
    Strategic investments in infrastructure and transportation, as well as richness of culture and exceptional use of public space helped Toronto earn the title of "the world's most livable city." Ontario's capital placed ahead of Tokyo, Japan (second) and Helsinki, Finland (third), according to Metropolis's annual report.
  • August 14, 2015
    What has been dubbed the fourth industrial revolution is presenting exciting opportunities for Ontario's brightest minds and world-renowned research institutions to redefine manufacturing.
  • August 4, 2015
    The Reputation Institute's annual Country RepTrak survey measures the reputations of 55 countries based on levels of trust, esteem, admiration and respect.
  • July 30, 2015
    When Swedish multi-national Syntronic arrived in Ottawa to open its first North American R&D facility late last year, Invest Ottawa delivered. Thanks to their help, Syntronic's president, Hans Molin, found office space, conducted 100 interviews, hired 30 employees, filed all of the necessary legal paperwork and permits, enrolled his children into schools, hockey and ballet lessons and found a home for his family, all within just 72 hours.
  • July 28, 2015
    Servitization describes the trend in which organizations are creating value through product-service systems. With the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), embedded sensors and the power of cloud computing offer businesses the opportunity to monitor the performance of their products in real-time. This enables manufacturers to complement their products with, at times, entire field service support systems customized to meet the needs of their customers.
  • July 22, 2015
    Canada remains one of the most peaceful countries in the world according to the 2015 Global Peace Index, which ranked Canada seventh out of 162 countries.
  • July 16, 2015
    Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. recently added two J.D. Power & Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS) awards for plant assembly lines, placing first and second in North America, while capping a list of five Ontario plants that ranked among North America's top 10. Oakville-based Ford Motor Company ranked fourth, General Motors in Ingersoll came in fifth and Toyota's Woodstock plant placed ninth.
  • July 13, 2015
    Mercer's annual cost of living report ranks 207 cities across five continents, comparing costs of more than 200 items in each location, including: housing, transportation, food, clothing, household goods and entertainment. This year's report details a rise in costs across U.S. and Chinese cities, while Canadian locations became relatively more affordable.
  • July 8, 2015
    "Manufacturers must evaluate the rapidly changing innovation ecosystem and develop a strategy for how they fit into it," states Jeff Dobbs, Global Sector Chair of KPMG's Industrial Manufacturing Sector. "Everything should be on the table, from re-evaluating your internal innovation organization design, access to partnerships with new niche disruptive innovators, utilization of open innovation communities or reallocation of R&D investments to new and bolder product development ideas." Dobbs' advice came as KPMG released its 2015 edition of their Global Manufacturing Outlook, a survey of 386 senior executives conducted by Forbes early in 2015.
  • June 30, 2015
    According to PwC's consulting arm, Strategy&, leading companies are struggling to master the increasing levels of complexity inherent in growth. In a recent report, Winning with Complexity: Operations capabilities that drive profitable growth, Strategy& consultants cite discerning evidence of declining operating margins among companies experiencing revenue growth.
  • June 25, 2015
    "Talent, not capital, will be the key factor linking innovation, competitiveness and growth in the 21st century," claim authors of World Economic Forum's (WEF's) 2015 Human Capital Index. WEF ranked Canada first out of 124 countries in the youth talent category (ages 16-24) and fourth overall, placing them ahead of Japan (5th), U.S.A. (17th) and Germany (22nd).

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