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Durham RTDS Is Connecting In Abu Dhabi

Representing the Durham Regional Technology Development Site (DRTDS), Spark Centre President and CEO, Sherry Colbourne, and Joel Nascimento, Founder of Kevares, recently travelled to Abu Dhabi to present at the first-ever Electric Vehicle Innovation Summit (EVIS) in the Gulf Region.

The goal of their presence at the event was to build a bridge with thought leaders and innovators in the Emirates, to attract leading-edge solutions to Durham Region and to develop connections within the ecosystem so that Durham RTDS clients can also have more opportunities to bring their products and services to the MENA region.

The Emirates are moving forward at blistering speed to adopt alternative technologies and offset their reliance on fossil fuel. Building collaborative relationships with the innovators, authorities and investors who are supporting such change, will provide another source of knowledge and solutions for EV technology that we want to attract to Durham Region.”          – Sherry Colbourne, President & CEO, Spark Centre

The Durham RTDS, made up of collaborations between Spark Centre, Durham College, Ontario Tech University and Durham Region fosters the research, development, production and adoption of electric and smart mobility solutions to advance and benefit communities.

From access to specialized equipment, hardware and software to business and technical advisory services, specialized programming and access to funding, Durham RTDS is committed to supporting the advancement of technologies and solutions for municipalities, transportation and smart mobility.

You can learn more about Durham RTDS at https://durhamrtds.ca/


Spark Centre
Helping innovative companies start, grow and succeed. Spark Commercialization and Innovation Centre is one of eighteen not-for-profit Regional Innovation Centres (RICs) that form part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE). The centre works to improve competitiveness and visibility of Durham Region and Northumberland County as a world-class innovation cluster. Spark Centre works with clients to develop individualized plans for success. We connect start-ups to business and research networks, learning tools, business coaching, mentorship, and access to funding and investment.

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