Enterprise networking vendor Cisco has opened its Innovation Centre in Toronto, Ontario.
The Cisco Innovation Centre Toronto, one of nine Cisco innovation centers worldwide, will showcase digital innovation and development. The focus will be on urban innovation including smart cities, urban mobility, and environmental transformation, healthcare and financial services transformation, said Cisco.
Canada is a focus area for Cisco. As per Cisco Canada Innovation Program, the enterprise networking company is investing up to $150 million in Canadian companies and venture capital funds. The company has set up 12 University Research Chairs across Canada.
This facility offers a digital platform to customers, partners, entrepreneurs and academics to test and refine new solutions that have the capacity to change industries.
Cisco Canada also announced the launch of the Cisco Women Entrepreneurs’ Circle, which will kick off later this week at an evening reception connecting women entrepreneurs from Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto.