Canadian start-ups will be have a new place to dream in Canada. Microsoft has opened up a $20 million innovation centre in Mississauga called the Microsoft Technology Centre (MTC). This, according to Microsoft, is a world-class facility that provides Canadian businesses the opportunity to “envision, design and deploy innovative solutions that will better meet their needs and goals.” On deck will be Microsoft’s latest software, hardware and services, plus “partner expertise” to assist in growing their business ideas and compete globally.
The Mississauga MTC location is the 31st in the world, with 12 centres in the United States and 18 internationally.
Staci Trackey Meagher, Vice President, Enterprise and Partner Group, Microsoft Canada stated “The Microsoft Technology Centre will have a huge impact as a Canadian innovation hub, reimagining what’s possible in Canadian business and helping to drive this country’s economy forward. Despite the global economic uncertainty in recent years, Microsoft Corporation has continued to steadily increase its R&D investments, and this new $20-million facility is just the latest example of our long-standing commitment to make Canadian businesses worldwide leaders in technology.”