Carleton partners with Kanata North Business Association while expanding footprint at high-tech hub



Carleton signed on as a founding academic partner and shared anchor in Hub350

Carleton University is strengthening its outreach in innovation as a founding academic partner of Hub350, a new cutting-edge global technology center in Canada’s largest technology park, which will open this summer.

Managed by the Kanata North Business Association (KNBA), Hub350 will provide a gateway to more than 540 Canadian and international high-tech companies.

“Carleton’s partnership with KNBA will allow us to extend the impact of our research and education partnerships,” said Dana Brown, dean of the Sprott School of Business.

“It will benefit everyone: our student entrepreneurs, students looking for interdisciplinary work-integrated learning, our researchers of course and companies that need new talent pools. “

Hub350 will bring together academic, industrial and financial partners to promote growth on a global scale. Carleton, along with its academic co-presenters, will help bridge the gap between industry and talent, helping to fuel the tech park with the talent it needs to thrive. Hub350 will help foster new relationships for research and collaboration with businesses in Kanata North and other post-secondary institutions.

“We are delighted to welcome Carleton University to the academic pillar of Hub350,” said Julia Frame, Director of Partnerships at KNBA. “Carleton’s leadership as a shared anchor will provide new avenues for collaboration and innovation to attract students and recent graduates to live, work, play and learn in Canada’s largest technology park.

This fall, Carleton will be opening a specially designed innovation space at Hub350, designed by linebox studio, a whole new ecosystem where industrial, financial and academic partners will collaborate and connect to resources.

Construction of the 2,000-square-foot Carleton space will include collaborative areas, meeting rooms, a café, and a patio garden where faculty, staff and students can connect with on-site businesses. The neighbors in the center are the key tenants KNBA and the L-Spark software accelerator.

The center will offer executive professional development programs, including the new IP certificate, to strengthen the management and leadership skills of technology workers. These personalized and open enrollment programs, developed in partnership with industry, will help develop future innovation and business leaders and address long-standing challenges in talent acquisition, talent management. and succession planning facing the region.

Carleton has a long relationship with the Kanata North business community. Researchers at Carleton’s Faculty of Engineering and Design, for example, have been involved in more than 45 research projects with companies in Kanata North over the past decade.

Kanata North companies have offered 565 internships to 350 Carleton students since summer 2019, including internships at Ericsson, Nokia, Solace, Blackberry, Canopy Growth, Ciena, Cisco Systems, Flex, Konsgberg Geospatial, Mitel, Pleora Technologies , Portia Learning Center, Wind River and You.i TV.

About KNBA

The Kanata North Business Association (KNBA) is committed to representing and defending the best interests of the more than 540 member companies located in Canada’s largest technology park. As a key driver of Ottawa’s economic development and a globally recognized technology and innovation hub, the Kanata North Technology Park is home to a strong and dynamic technology ecosystem. KNBA fosters the success of its member companies by having a strong voice at all levels of government and supports an integrated multi-partner advocacy strategy to market Kanata North as an innovation hub and destination for businesses that support growth, collaboration and talent for member companies. For more information, visit

About Carleton

Located in the nation’s capital, Carleton University is a vibrant research and educational institution with a tradition of leading change. Its internationally renowned faculty, staff and researchers provide more than 30,000 full-time and part-time students from every province and over 100 countries around the world with academic opportunities in more than 65 degree programs. studies. Carleton’s creative, interdisciplinary and international approach to research has led to many important discoveries and creative works. For more information, visit

Media contact:

Julia frame
Director of Partnerships

Carleton University
Steven reid
Media Relations Officer

Monday July 5th, 2021 in Press releases
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