Industry News

Student-developed video game heads to industry showcase

Kev Greene, a fourth-year interactive arts and science student, works on Awaken, a student-developed video game headed to the Level Up gaming showcase and competition in Toronto this week.

Monday April 01, 2013 - tmayer, BrockNews

Call for nominations now open for CDMN Moonshot Awards

The call for nominations is now open for the CDMN Moonshot Awards, established to recognize Canadian companies that create jobs and wealth for Canada through innovation in digital media (ICT and mobile). This is the inaugural year for the awards, designed to acknowledge leading companies that contribute to the CDMN Moonshot goal, that anyone can do anything online by 2017.

Tuesday March 05, 2013 - Jennifer Marron

The 2012 Digi Awards - Now open for Entries

Expert Digi Awards juries from across Canada will comb through entries received across 20 distinct categories to determine this year’s Digi nominees— the definitive list of Canada's digital elite — outlining the brightest stars and biggest disruptors in the media Canadian media landscape today.

Monday September 24, 2012 -

Ontario Technology Corridor's Deep Talent and Aggressive Tax Credits Points Gaming Firms to Canada's Tech Heartland

It isn’t Canadian politeness, the love of hockey or winter weather envy attracting gaming and digital media companies around the world to the Ontario Technology Corridor. They are attracted to the Province of Ontario’s “game on” approach to tax incentives and Canada’s overall financial stability. They also value Ontario’s high concentration of skilled workers – the largest talent pool – that has attracted studios from global gaming and development firms.

Wednesday August 15, 2012 - Ontario Tech Corridor

Growing innovation in Vineland

As CEO of the Vineland Research Centre, Jim Brandle’s overseen a bevy of fresh agricultural innovations. Whether it’s new breeds of peaches or robots meant to do the heavy lifting at local greenhouses, the centre has come through with its share of innovation.

Tuesday August 14, 2012 - Jeff Bolichowski, The Standard

Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation 2012

Government of Canada invests in innovation, jobs and growth in Southern Ontario

Monday July 09, 2012 -

Government of Canada Creating Jobs and Growth in Southern Ontario

Rick Dykstra, Member of Parliament for St. Catharines, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), today announced innovative partnerships between Brock University and 13 local small- and medium-sized businesses.

Tuesday April 17, 2012 - Marketwire

Communitech launches $30-million program for high-potential tech startups

Canadian tech startup companies now have a new avenue to commercialize innovations, scale their businesses faster and achieve market success with the introduction of Communitech's HYPERDRIVE program

Wednesday April 11, 2012 - Electronic Products & Technology

Wasteland 2 Hits $2 Million On Kickstarter

If you kick in $15 or more on the Wasteland 2 Kickstarter crowd-funding drive you’ll get a “Digital Downloable copy of game DRM free for PC or MAC OSX or Linux.” Better yet, “your party will start with a unique and quirky skill.”

Friday April 06, 2012 - Erik Kain, Forbes

Give your Innovative start-up a fuel injection

For the second consecutive year, the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) and Spin Master Ltd., Canada’s most innovative toy company, are teaming up to offer financing, mentoring, innovation workshops and more to innovative entrepreneurs through the Spin Master Innovation Fund.

Wednesday April 04, 2012 -

$5M Released to Help 160 Southern Ontario Tech Startups get to Market

Southern Ontario’s startup community got a boost today from the federal government with the release of nearly $5 million earmarked to help some 450 graduates in the science and technology fields develop their ideas into viable businesses.

Monday March 19, 2012 -