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When Canadians buy a frozen pizza, there's a pretty good chance it's a Dr. Oetker pizza. Starting in 2014, there's a 100% chance the pizza will be made in Ontario, Canada. Dr. Oetker is opening its first North American frozen pizza plant in London, Ontario. The strategic location puts Dr. Oetker in the heart of the North American market, close to Ontario's abundant farm produce. The location also gives the firm access to the region's highly skilled workforce.
The Canadian Motor Speedway is a motorsports entertainment complex currently under construction in Fort Erie, Ontario. Learn why the investors behind the Speedway decided to develop their big idea of a multi-use mega facility in Ontario.
The underground mines of Ontario, Canada's Sudbury basin are providing both an ideal testing ground for award-winning space prospecting technology and a market for other tools originally developed for use in space.
Partners Bill Culhane and Keith Klayh tested almost 50 different chemical formulas before they came up with a lubricant that could reduce and even eliminate the oil fog that coats miner's lungs and safety glasses. And Ontario was the ideal place to test and launch their product.
Imagine taking a residual from a tree and turning it into gasoline. That's just what Ensyn Technologies in Renfrew, does on a daily basis. And now with the help of CRIBE (Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-economy), created in 2009 by the Government of Ontario, they are doing it on a commercial scale.
As the world becomes more and more focused on reducing its carbon footprint, a new bio-economy is emerging. In this new bio-economy, wood and wood waste will have a significant advantage over non-renewable materials such as fossil fuels. In Ontario, Canada, companies such as Woodland Biofuels are playing key roles in developing new and innovative technologies that will help power this new bio-economy in the future.
In Ontario, the environment of innovation has such great depth, that businesses don't have to look very far to find solutions that drive the creation of their Next Big Idea. In this case, Ontario leaders in the automotive and IT sectors combined with a world-leading university to share expertise to accelerate advanced ideas—allowing the organizations involved to accomplish much more, in less time, than they could have individually.
Blue-chip clients in dozens of industries in more than 20 countries have discovered that innovative photo-analysis systems from a small, Northern Ontario company can help them save time and money. What's behind the success? WipWare's president credits a technology developed with the help of the University of Waterloo plus the high-tech skills and resources available to entrepreneurs in Northern Ontario.
With more than 65 plants around the world, Ford recently chose to invest $700 million in its Oakville, Ontario assembly facility. The investment means Oakville Assembly will be able to shift production more quickly and efficiently when responding to consumer demand for particular vehicles.
In just over seven years, Wattpad has grown to become a vibrant community in which more than 28 million people connect to read, write and share stories in more than 50 languages. Co-founder and CEO Allen Lau credits the multilingual, multicultural staff available in Toronto, Ontario, for providing the international perspective behind Wattpad's successful global presence.
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada recently opened in Toronto to brisk ticket sales and rave reviews. Learn why this world leader in family fun chose Ontario as the location for its next big underwater adventure.
Industry-leading landing gear control systems manufacturer Sumitomo Precision Products (SPP) was in search of a strategic expansion opportunity, to get closer to their suppliers and potential customers in the lucrative North American market. The Japanese brand found their new home in diverse and beautiful Mississauga, with the assistance of the Government of Ontario and its municipal partners.
In 2008, the City of Peterborough had a clear vision for the future of its airport—it would be an economic driver that supported skilled jobs and ensured regional prosperity. With more than 20 local organizations tied to aviation and aerospace, it was time to move forward with an aggressive airport expansion plan to attract foreign investment and protect the future competitiveness of Ontario aerospace. Today, $30 million in airport improvements and a unique value-added approach have combined to make Peterborough an attractive aerospace investment proposition.
With the global market for connected-car technologies forecast to top US$130 billion by 2019, companies around the world are scrambling to carve out a market niche. Ontario-based Intelligent Mechatronics Systems (IMS) has become an internationally recognized leader in the field by focusing on safety. Another factor in their success? Being able to tap into Ontario's deep pool of expertise in automotive and information technologies.
Innovation is a collaborative pursuit at Microsoft Canada where enterprise customers and technology partners are an integral part of the solutions development process. In early 2013, Microsoft decided to build a technology centre that would make collaboration easier by giving business customers and partners access to cutting-edge technology and expertise. To bring this big idea to life, Microsoft set its sights on Ontario – Canada's business hub and the second biggest technology cluster in North America.
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