Rise of the Hub: How Innovation Is Moving Downtown

The nature of innovation is changing. As technology pulls together disparate parts of the economy, like finance and cellphones, individual eureka moments are no longer enough.

Breakthrough products now emerge in places where people working in different sectors meet and chance encounters can spark creative ideas. Revitalized, resurgent cities are becoming the drivers of startup creation and a new economic engine is emerging: the innovation hub.

The Rise of the Hub decodes what these trends mean for Canada and explains how our major cities can come out ahead in a crowded field.

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