In Person

Innovation Ecosystems: Cultivating Collaboration & Fueling Community Growth

Vito Grammatico
Senior Economic Development Officer
Adam Castle
Director of Venture Services & Partnerships, WETech Alliance
Tue, Oct 1
Time of Session
2:00 pm
Vito Grammatico
Senior Economic Development Officer
Adam Castle
Director of Venture Services & Partnerships, WETech Alliance

Innovation ecosystems play a pivotal role in driving economic development and fostering community growth by catalyzing innovation, entrepreneurship, and collaboration. In this session, we will delve into the essential components of building and nurturing thriving innovation ecosystems. From creating supportive infrastructure to fostering partnerships and talent development, we’ll explore strategies for cultivating vibrant hubs of innovation that spur job creation, attract investment, and enhance quality of life. Join us as we uncover the keys to success in developing innovation ecosystems that propel economic prosperity and sustainable community growth.

About the Speakers

In Person

Vito Grammatico

Senior Economic Development Officer
Vito has over 10 years of experience in government administration with the Corporation of the City of Windsor. Currently serving as the Senior Economic Development Officer for the municipality, Vito is dedicated to fostering economic growth and development. In 2021, Vito played a crucial role as part of a...
Speaker Bio

Vito Grammatico

Senior Economic Development Officer

Vito has over 10 years of experience in government administration with the Corporation of the City of Windsor. Currently serving as the Senior Economic Development Officer for the municipality, Vito is dedicated to fostering economic growth and development. In 2021, Vito played a crucial role as part of a six-person project team to develop the implementation plan for Windsor Works, the city's comprehensive economic development strategy. Vito and his team are responsible for implementing Windsor Works and its related projects, as well as investment attraction, business retention, talent attraction, and downtown revitalization.

In Person

Adam Castle

Director of Venture Services & Partnerships, WETech Alliance
As the Director of Venture Services and Partnerships at WEtech Alliance, Adam has dedicated the past seven years of his career to fostering growth in the Ontario startup sector. His role as coach, program designer, and connector has allowed him to develop and deliver several internationally recognized entrepreneurial development...
Speaker Bio

Adam Castle

Director of Venture Services & Partnerships, WETech Alliance

As the Director of Venture Services and Partnerships at WEtech Alliance, Adam has dedicated the past seven years of his career to fostering growth in the Ontario startup sector. His role as coach, program designer, and connector has allowed him to develop and deliver several internationally recognized entrepreneurial development programs. In addition to being honored as one of United Way's 40 under 40 leaders and the 2021 BizX Powerhouse Professional of the Year, Adam has also been named to The Peak's 2024 Emerging Leaders' List, highlighting his significant contributions to the field.

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