Digital Media Corridor gets funding

by Rob Lewis

Communitech and the Stratford Institute of the University of Waterloo announced today that they have been awarded $10.7 million from Ottawa to establish the "Corridor for Advancing Canadian Digital Media" with hubs in Stratford and Kitchener.

Today's announcement builds upon more than $50 Million in cash and in-kind support from The Corridor for Advancing Canadian Digital Media partners that include Open Text, Christie Digital, Research In Motion, Agfa Healthcare, COM DEV, and Tech Capital Partners.

The community expects that the Corridor for Advancing Canadian Digital Media will lead to the creation of new jobs, new companies and will position Canada as a global digital media leader.

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Founded by a group of entrepreneurs in 1997, Communitech is an industry-led innovation centre in Waterloo Region, supporting a tech cluster of nearly 1,000 companies. Communitech supports tech companies at all stages of their growth and development – from startups to rapidly growing mid-sized companies and large global players. A member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs, Communitech... more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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