Canada’s capital – Ottawa – is earning a reputation as a global technology centre that offers a dynamic mix of economic, cultural, educational and recreational opportunities. It is an advanced technology centre, particularly known for its research and development in the fields of telecommunications, technology services, software development, defence and security, microelectronics/wireless and photonics. Readers can see innovation and the elements of the New Economy revealed by the different authors detailing different accounts and analyses of the Ottawa area.
The book is organised into four themes: 1. Ottawa: A Knowledge City?, 2. Planning the Cluster: By Decision, By Design or By Destiny?, 3. ‘Growing’ the Cluster: Idea Farming and Innovation Strategies for Economic Development, and 4. The Unique Ottawa Cluster: Regional, Bilingual and Cosmopolitan.