Xerox Research Centre of Canada’s innovation hub helps position Toronto as one of the top ten cities for corporate innovation

Toronto, ON – Joining the ranks alongside Seattle, New York, San Francisco, and others, Toronto has been named one of the top ten North American cities on the rise for corporate innovation. In its run-down of Toronto, Innovation Leader magazine notes MaRS Discovery District, Communitech Hub, and the Xerox Research Centre of Canada as considerations for Toronto making the list. Recognized for its pioneering work in advanced materials, the Xerox Research Centre of Canada, located in Mississauga, has been nurturing an innovation hub, providing co-located space and access to its labs and scale-up engineering pilot plant to start-ups and incubators. The growing hub features well-known start-up accelerator Altitude Accelerator and green chemistry innovators GreenCentre Canada.

Innovation Leader Magazine evaluated cities on five criteria including R&D investment levels, partner ecosystems, start-up density, the presence of top-tier research universities, and networking events. The complete list of Top 10 Cities for Corporate Innovation are San Francisco/San Jose, Boston/Cambridge, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Toronto, and Minneapolis.

The Xerox Research Centre of Canada is Canada’s leading advanced materials research centre and delivers real-world solutions for Xerox and external customers in electronic materials, sustainable materials and chemical processes, coatings, and security/authentication, and novel technologies for the printing, electronics and manufacturing industries.


Michael Demone
Communication Lead
Xerox Research Centre of Canada
905-823-7091 ext. 337

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