How Ottawa is Igniting Innovation, Investments and Nurturing Future Technologies


By Zia Askari |

Offering a unique quality of lifestyle, Ottawa, the Capital city of Canada – holds great potential to become a gateway for future innovations for many companies from India.

Whether it is e-Commerce space or Cleantech, next generation ready telecommunications technologies or cloud enablement – India is fast emerging as a great destination when it comes to finding innovative start-up culture.

In such a scenario, Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, is positioning itself as a great business-friendly place in the Western Hemisphere that can be an ideal destination for innovative companies from India to look for business opportunities in the Canada and US markets by investing in Ottawa.


Jim Watson, Mayor, the City of Ottawa

With an to create greater awareness about the possibilities and close cooperation between Indian companies and Ottawa, Jim Watson, Mayor, the City of Ottawa, Canada is spearheading a select delegation from the city of Ottawa.

“Ottawa is the Hitech hub of Canada. We are here to our first ever city of Ottawa trade delegation to India. We have a focus on a number of sectors in the economy that we are promoting and Hitech, Cleantech as well as education and also tourism. The country’s 150th birthday is next year, we have a whole set of celebrations for attracting more number of people from around the world.

We have a specific interest in India because we have a very successful Indo-Canadian Community in Ottawa. We consider ourselves as Silicon Valley, North – because of the high number of employees working in the hitech segment. We have about 70,000 people in this sector.” He explained.

Ottawa – the Gateway to Future-Proof Innovation

1700 technology companies in Ottawa

68000 employees working in those companies

7 high potential sectors – Aerospace, Security & Defense, Cleantech, Digital Media, Film & TV, Software, Life Sciences, and Communications Technologies

Some of the Tech Companies that are visiting India, as a part of this delegation from Ottawa

Blinq Networks | Eion Wireless | Genband | CCI Antennas | Ultra Electronics | iNano Medical Inc