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How can regulations boost a business's competitive advantage? For innovative young companies in the fast-growing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) industry, Ontario's regulatory environment has helped them gain a multi-year head start over potential U.S. competitors.
Austria-based SimpliFlow developed a game-changing web-based technology that offers high-performance athletes an easy-to-use tool for creating customized training programs. Determined to break into North America's fast-growing fitness and health care market, SimpliFlow searched for the best market-entry location, one that both welcomed new technologies and offered access to key market influencers. Which jurisdiction won the gold? Ontario, Canada.
When Ford Motor Co. decided to modernize the controls of 30-year-old presses before production demands increased on available presses, it turned to Ontario's Brave Control Solutions Inc., which provided a viable solution that supported the integration of new automation, increased productivity and improved reliability by retrofitting the existing presses. In turn, Brave Control leaned on a highly skilled workforce, strategic location and generous incentive programs to develop the right solution for one of the world's leading automakers.
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.
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All figures are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted. Information is accurate at the time of publication.