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Posted Friday, July 26, 2019

Gerdau team photoToday, the federal government has announced that Whitby steel manufacturer Gerdau has been selected to receive a significant investment from the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF). The SIF is a federal funding program that supports businesses across the country with the goal of creating jobs and prosperity for Canadians while accelerating technology transfer and commercialization of innovative products, processes and services. In response to the Government of Canada’s announcement today, Wh...

Posted Tuesday, June 04, 2019

India headquartered Servify (www.servify.tech), a consumer technology enterprise delivering ‘Consumer Happiness’ across the post-sales lifecycle for products that touch daily lives, has selected Whitby, in Durham Region as the location of its Canadian office. A collaborative approach between The Regional Municipality of Durham’s Economic Development and Tourism Division, the Town of Whitby, 1855 Whitby and Toronto Global helped to bring this investment to the region. “D...

Posted Friday, May 17, 2019

AVshuttleThe Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) – AV R&D Partnership fund administered by Ontario Centre of Excellence (OCE) on behalf the Government of Ontario has awarded SmartCone Technologies, Inc. (SmartCone) with a multi-million dollar pilot project to bring a “Safety First” Autonomous Shuttle Service to the downtown area of Whitby, Ontario. The market’s most advanced end to end Intelligent Safety Infrastructure (ISI) solution of its kind, SmartCone has brough...

Posted Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Council photo with WCCDThe Town of Whitby has been awarded platinum-level International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 37120 certification from the World Council on City Data (WCCD) – a global leader in standardized city data. Whitby is the 11th municipality in Canada to receive certification, joining a network of cities, like London, Dubai and Los Angeles, from around the world. “As a Town, we are committed to operating in an open and transparent manner,” said Mayor Don Mitchell. “Thi...

Posted Friday, April 12, 2019

1855Accelerator set to fuel more homegrown success stories   A new innovation accelerator, “1855 Whitby”, has opened in Downtown Whitby - the result of a successful private-public partnership between the Town of Whitby (the Town) and local industry leader 360insights. The new accelerator will play a pivotal role in helping to grow high potential technology companies to commercialization, creating more local jobs and economic prosperity for Whitby and Durham Region. Ultimately, the fac...