"The EU-Canada Cluster Cooperation Event at Hannover Messe was a great success from my perspective. It gave me, as leader of Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster, a good opportunity to meet other cluster leaders who are interested in partnering with Canadian companies and cluster initiatives. I made many friends over the two days of the event and learned much about the common challenges we all face and a great deal about best practices in encouraging collaboration on the part of companies, and especially the engagement of SMEs, in cluster initiatives. I’m struck by how much we share in our objectives as cluster leaders, and how important it is to work together to learn from each other and to find new opportunities for our members. It is important for Canadian companies to find partners in the EU, but our shared ambition is really global in scope. I know that we will be following up on the contacts we made in Hannover. And, I look forward to welcoming a delegation of European clusters to Toronto in June."
Jayson Myers - CEO, Next Generation Manufacturing Canada, Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster