Summerlee: How Carleton is leading in innovation

By Alistair Summerlee, Ottawa Citizen, January 11, 2018

Last month at the Bayview Yards innovation centre, Environment and Climate Change Canada Minister Catherine McKenna announced the national Smart Cities Challenge, a $50 million prize for the large Canadian city with the best plan for improving the lives of its residents through innovation, data and technology.

The location of McKenna’s announcement was perfect, because Bayview Yards is a nexus for partnerships between the high-tech sector, post-secondary institutions and all three levels of government — a collaborative community that will not only give Ottawa a great shot at the prize but is also the driving force behind the National Capital Region’s resurgence as a global technology hub.

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