At IBM, we believe that Innovation is the fundamental ingredient to the continued success of any country, province and organization, public or private. Better said, Innovation is the engine that drives progress. IBM has long strived to be a leader in the invention, development and manufacture of the industry’s most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, storage systems and microelectronics. As a matter of fact, IBM has and continues to lead the world in the innovation of computing technology solution, and for the past 22 years running, has led the world in creating new patents. In Canada, last year, IBM invested in excess of $465 million in Canadian research activity and is continually in the TOP 10 private investors in Canadian R&D.

Importantly, IBM approaches innovation from the standpoint of ‘Collaboration’, building bridges so that talents can work directly with other talents and providing them with the industry leading technology, so that ‘innovation’ can rapidly move out of the laboratories and into live implementation and commercialization and then exporting it onto the world economic stage.

As background, IBM was first incorporated in New York state in 1911 as the Computing- Tabulating- recording Company (C-T-R). Believe it or not, the C- T- R company, now IBM, initially sold a wide variety of machines including coffee grinders, and meat slicers, and it provided business services like census tabulation with punched card equipment. The company later rebranded itself to International Business Machines Corporation in 1924 to better describe the company’s present and future business activities. Today the company refers to itself as IBM and provides a wide variety of technology, products, and services to business customers throughout the world.

While change and technology has seen quite unbelieveable change in those 100+ years, the mission, vision, and values of the IBM corporation has been the same since the company was incorporated in 1911. In 2003, more than 319,000 global IBM employees (IBMers) participated in a 72-hour “Values Jam,” which redefined the values which guide IBM in the development and delivery of its technology and business products and services. The Values that were designed from the consensus of the IBMers are:

* “Dedication to every client’s success
* Innovation that matters, for our company and for the world
* Trust and personal responsibility in all relationships”






The Labourers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) Local 837 represents 4,000 hard working men and women across Greater Hamilton-Burlington-Niagara primarily in the construction sector. LiUNA not only puts the needs of its members and their families first, but places great emphasis on the needs of the community as well. The leaders of LIUNA are committed to public causes with special emphasis on social programs, healthcare and innovation. LiUNA applauds the leading edge research and innovation provided by the Centre for Surgical Innovation and Invention (CSii) and applauds the compassion and commitment of Dr. Mehran Anvari and his team at CSii.





From creating the first sutures, to revolutionizing surgery with minimally invasive procedures, Ethicon has made significant contributions to surgery for more than 80 years. Our continuing dedication to Shape the Future of Surgery is built on our commitment to help address the world’s most pressing health care issues, and improve and save more lives. Through Ethicon’s surgical technologies and solutions including sutures, staplers, energy devices, trocars and hemostats and our commitment to treat serious medical conditions like obesity and cancer worldwide, we deliver innovation to make a life-changing impact.* Ethicon represents the products and services of Ethicon, Inc., Ethicon Endo-Surgery, LLC and certain of their affiliates.




MDA is a world leader in the development, delivery, and operations of advanced space robotics and automated systems, enabling human spaceflight, space exploration and on-orbit servicing missions. From design, development, and deployment to ongoing operations, logistics, and sustaining engineering, the MDA has an unrivalled heritage in mission-critical space missions.

Our space-based robotic and automation solutions continue to advance the boundaries of space exploration, from sensors and vision systems for orbital rendezvous and proximity operations, to robotic arms and mechanisms aboard the International Space Station and unmanned robotics and planetary science instruments carried on international missions to Mars.

The Company’s extensive suite of expertise and skills include mission operations planning, analysis, training, real-time engineering support and execution, for assets in orbital or planetary environments.







Committed to integrating innovative clinical care, world-leading research and outstanding educational resources, the Department of Surgery aspires to continue to be a leading Department in academic surgery nationally and internationally.





The Hamilton Spectator is one of Canada’s most historic and award-winning newspapers, with a daily circulation in excess of 100,000 and more than 400 employees. The Spectator- part of the Torstar group of media companies – also publishes a portfolio of related print and digital products including The Free Press, a weekly free distribution publication reaching more than 90,000 homes and, the dominant online local news site in Hamilton.








The Centre for Minimal Access Surgery continues to improve and increase the scope of clinical care available to Canadians. Already setting standards for laparoscopy in gastro-intestinal, urology and gynecology surgery, CMAS doctors are forging ahead and performing leading edge laparoscopic surgeries in orthopedics, cardiac, plastics and thoracic. CMAS is continually incorporating the latest technology into improving and expanding our role in providing modern, safe and effective laparoscopic surgery to our patients, and into teaching and mentoring for surgeons in North America and around the world. CMAS, located at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, ON, has successfully trained over 9,000 surgeons, fellows and residents in the last 15 years.


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Hello and welcome to our city!

Hamilton, with a population of over 500,000 is one of Canada’s major cities and is one of Ontario’s most economically diverse. Our sectors of focus include: advanced manufacturing, agriculture/food processing, creative industries, clean-technology, Hamilton innovation, life sciences and transportation/goods movement.

Site Selection Magazine based in Atlanta, GA named Hamilton the ‘Top Investment City in Canada’, and the Calgary-based Real Estate Investment Network ranked Hamilton the ‘Top Location For Investment in Ontario’ in 2012 and 2013. Hamilton has also been ranked as a ‘Top North American City’ by FDI Magazine (a publication of the world-famous Financial Times) for its quality of life.

With an educated workforce, stunning natural amenities, and a diverse, resilient economy, Hamilton is a prime choice for future economic opportunity.

Quite simply, it’s time to invest in Hamilton.

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McMaster plans to transform vacant brownfields and warehouses into a premiere research park, building on the University’s existing reputation as a research centre of excellence. The McMaster Innovation Park will house laboratory, office, teaching, training, and conference facilities, in support of research and development in a number of key industrial areas: advanced manufacturing and materials, nanotechnology, bio-technology, and other areas in which McMaster University has recognized research strengths. These facilities will accelerate the commercialization of research into new and marketable products and services, and create new companies that will provide high-paying, highly skilled jobs in Hamilton.







Established in 1956, McKeil Marine has grown from a tug-and-tow operator to one of Canada’s foremost marine services providers, delivering turnkey solutions that support customer success in a wide range of transportation and project challenges throughout the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River, East Coast and Canadian Arctic.

Recognized as marine innovators, McKeil’s short sea shipping services provide an alternate to traditional cargo movement methods. Our collaborative approach to problem solving and can-do attitude have led to industry acclaim and media recognition for our work on a wide array of projects, including the Hebron Gravity Based Structure in NL, the Deception Bay Mining Site Temporary Dock in Nunavut, and Vale Processing Plant in Long Harbour, NL.

As we celebrate our 60th year, McKeil Marine is delighted to participate in Innovation Nation and share our passion for developing the next innovative solution.







Mohawk College’s diverse program offerings are offered at the apprenticeship, continuing education, diploma and collaborative degree level, allowing students to optimize their education. Cooperative education programs give students real-world experience, preparing them for successful careers in their field.