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Ottawa is a Smart City

Ottawa is Canada’s smartest city, with more PhDs per capita than any other. The city is filled with scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs active in Health and Life Sciences, Information & Communication Technologies, Aerospace & Defence, Engineering, Cleantech, Gaming and Ecommerce. Ottawa is one of Canada’s leading technology hubs, with both international tech giants and local start-ups.

Conventions that meet here often call on these innovators and subject matter experts as speakers and panelists.

Download our brochure: Great minds meet here (.pdf)

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