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2.3.2

Continue to identify and support partnership opportunities that foster innovation and economic development (e.g. post secondary institutions, technology, manufacturing, food processing, etc.). 

greenstatusFinal update (September 2014)
The Region continues to provide financial support to various organizations that promote economic development, including Canada's Technology Triangle (CTT), Waterloo Region Tourism Marketing Corporation (WRTMC), Creative Enterprise Initiatives (CEI), and Communitech. The Region is also involved in a number of ongoing collaborative initiatives with the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College, including the “Smart Region” initiative which brings together public and private sector partners to undertake various research, technology and innovation projects. The region is also working with Communitech to promote innovative uses of information technology within Regional programs.

Progress Update (January 2013)

The Region continues to provide financial support to various organizations that promote economic development, including:

  • Canada's Technology Triangle (CTT)
  • Waterloo Region Tourism Marketing Corporation (WRTMC)
  • Creative Enterprise Initiatives (CEI)
  • Communitech

The Region also has a number of ongoing collaborative initiatives with the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College and is working with Communitech to promote innovative uses of information technology within Regional programs.

Progress Indicators

  • Level of funding provided 
  • New partnerships created
  • Economic growth and development

 

 

greenindicator   Strong progress achieved   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (PDF)
yellowindicator   Moderate progress achieved   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (RTF)
redindicator   Progress needed   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (Flash)