The City of Markham engaged Urban Strategies in the summer 2021 to assist with refining the vision for the Markham Innovation Exchange (MiX). Urban Strategies interviewed more than 30 innovation stakeholder from the private, public and nonprofit sectors whose knowledge and insights helped the City of Markham to refine the vision for MiX.
Joe Berridge, Partner and Josh Neubauer, Principle of Urban Strategies presented the findings of the MiX stakeholder consultations at the July 12th meeting of Markham’s Development Services Committee (comprising all members of Council). Click here to view the video recording of the meeting and the presentation deck entitled “Markham Innovation District: Where Innovation is Realized”.
Members of Committee expressed excitement for the renewed vision of the MiX and voted unanimously to endorse the presentation in principle.
The MiX renewed vision:
Ontario’s first innovation cluster that connects knowledge and production sectors. The place in the region where innovation happens at scale and with critical mass –an innovation ecosystem where IP is developed and high value products are manufactured.
Key takeaways from the presentation included: