• Ottawa Policy Summit

    From Oct. 23-25, 2017, the Canadian Chapters of the Technology Councils of North American (TECNA) held another successful Policy Summit in Ottawa. The goal of the Policy Summit is to convene a collaborative discussion on the opportunities that will further Canada’s Innovation Agenda, support the scaling of technology firms and build sustainable ecosystems in all regions of Canada.

     

    The TECNA-convened, twice-yearly Summit included substantive discussions with representatives from several Canadian government departments including: Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED); NRC-IRAP; Global Affairs Canada; Business Development Canada, Export Development Corporation; Employment Services and Development Canada; Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada; Finance Canada; Public Works and Procurement Canada; and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

     

    Seven TECNA member councils participated in the Summit and discussed a wide range of important policy issues with government representatives including: access to capital, procurement, accelerator and incubator programs, talent development and the Global Skills Strategy, tax incentives and reform, and an update on NAFTA negotiations.

     

    Representatives of the following TECNA Member Councils participated in the Summit:

    Quebec Technology Association (AQT)

    BC Tech Association

    Communitech

    Information and Communication Technologies Association of Manitoba (ICTAM)

    Invest Ottawa

    MaRS

    Venn

     

    TECNA looks forward to hosting another successful Canada Policy Summit in 2018!

     

  • TECNA Delegation Enters Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Discuss Advancing Tech Industry Interests in NAFTA Modernization

    Discussions with Canadian Government Officials

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    TECNA Members Prep for Policy Summit

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