Markham at Collision

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Collision 2022


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Markham at Collision 2022

Markham, at the centre of Canada’s second largest ICT cluster, returns to Collision with exciting new investment announcements

At Collision on June 21, 2022, the City of Markham proudly partnered with York Region, businesses and accelerator partners to return to Collision, North America’s fastest-growing high-tech conference, to showcase Markham’s innovation ecosystem to the world.

Speaking from the stage at York Region’s Pavilion, Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti delivered a series of announcements highlighting progress on the Markham Innovation District. Now more than ever this strategic asset will help meet the unprecedented demand for large serviced employment lands to support technology innovations and advanced manufacturing production.

The announcements also put a spotlight on two critical global investments into the City’s thriving innovation ecosystem. These investments will add a significant number of jobs to Markham and the Region.

“The City of Markham welcomes Syntronic and Astera Labs into our thriving innovation and tech ecosystem,” says Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “These companies chose Markham because of our established network of thriving technology companies, our strong business reputation, deep pool of skilled and diverse talent that they can draw on to innovate and scale. These are just some examples of the latest successful collaborations between the City and our strategic partners Toronto Global and York Region to attract and support new global corporate investments and office expansions into Markham, York Region and the Toronto Region.” 

Markham, at the Centre of Canada’s second largest ICT cluster is powered by more than 1,500 tech businesses that generate 37,000 jobs to make up a fifth of the City’s total employment. Markham is home to global tech giants and emerging innovators that invest in developing cutting edge innovations including IBM, AMD, GM Canada, GE, Fluidigm, CGI, Iristel, Bluewrist, TROES Technologies, Pond Technologies and many others. The City’s robust innovation ecosystem is supported by a rich network of accelerators including ventureLAB, YSpace and Seneca-HELIX to assist Markham’s thriving tech companies.






Markham Delivered Key Announcements at Collision 

Markham MiX
At Collision Conference, Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti delivered an announcement on one of the City’s most exciting and transformative initiatives, the Markham Innovation Exchange – the MiX.

New investment: Syntronic opened new design centre in Markham
Markham Mayor was joined by Senior VP of Syntronic Canadian Operations, Darrell Wellington and strategic partners Toronto Global CEO Stephen Lund and York Region Chair Wayne Emmerson to announce Syntronic’s new design centre in Markham.

New investment: Astera Labs launched new design centre in Markham
Markham Mayor Scarpitti and Sagar Satish, site lead for Astera’s Canadian Operations announced Astera’s latest significant investment in Markham and Canada.


Markham Mayor sitting with representatives from Urban Strategies and Cushman & Wakefield   Syntronic representatives, Markham Mayor, and York Region Chairman cut red ribbon on stage   Markham Mayor and York Region Chairman with Director of Engineering at Astera Labs Canada



Markham Innovation Tour

In partnership with the Ontario Province,  Markham also led a full day tour program to showcase Markham’s innovation corridor.  The tour has successfully spotlighted our companies Qualcomm, Microart Services Inc. and local accelerators ventureLAB, YSpace, York University to demonstrate Markham cutting-edge innovations and tech talent to international businesses that attended Collision.


Delegates sitting in auditorium at ventureLAB   Delegates listening to presentation at Qualcomm   Delegates at YSpace   Representative from Microart Services Inc. presenting to delegates




Markham in the News 

Markham: Hitting High Gear
With hubs like ventureLAB having helped more than 3,000 companies scale their technologies, Markham is emerging as a hotspot for automotive innovation. (June 20, 2022)

Markham Returns to Collision with Exciting New Investment Announcements
The City of Markham proudly partnered with York Region, businesses and accelerator partners to return to showcase Markham’s innovation ecosystem to the world at North America’s fastest-growing high-tech conference, Collision. (June 21, 2022) 

Markham’s Tech Sector is Attracting Global Attention
The city of Markham is developing a new frontier in Ontario’s Innovation Corridor, attracting such innovative international firms as the California-based fabless semiconductor company Astera Labs and the Swedish design house Syntronic. (June 21, 2022)





Markham Companies and Partners at Collision 2022


  Astera Labs Logo        Kyndryl Logo        QEA Tech Logo          SmartONE Solutions Logo        Spaice Logo        Syntronic Logo       UNIS Technology Logo      Seneca College Logo         ventureLAB Logo        York Link Logo         YSpace Logo


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