CMC Microsystems and Kanata North Business Association Form Strategic Partnership to Support Innovation in Kanata North

CMC has Signed on as a Founding Corporate Partner at Hub350, Canada’s Largest Technology Park

October 22, 2021: CMC Microsystems, Canada's leading hardware technology facilitator, and The Kanata North Business Association (KNBA) have announced a partnership to support the new, state-of-the-art global technology centre, Hub350.

Hub350 is an ecosystem for industry, academic and finance partners to collaborate and support member companies of Kanata North, Canada’s largest technology park. CMC has joined the impressive list of Hub350 partners and is excited to bring together corporate and academic partners to strengthen the Kanata North and Canadian innovation ecosystem.

With more than 50 tech companies and multiple research facilities in the tech park and in surrounding Ottawa, Kanata North has become an internationally recognized centre of excellence in advanced technologies. This has allowed businesses to drive growth in multiple areas of the industry, and companies that reside in the park have been named among the world’s top vendors in mobile backhaul equipment, optical network hardware, and business communications.

CMC opened a facility in Kanata North in February 2020, housing experts and researchers in CAD software and fabrication services for microelectronics, silicon photonics, and mechanical sensors (MEMS). For Gordon Harling, President and CEO of CMC Microsystems, partnering with KNBA and Hub350 was a great opportunity to strengthen CMC’s presence in the region. “Kanata has a vibrant community of advanced technology businesses and researchers. Through this partnership, we will be able to support more entrepreneurs and researchers to bring their ideas to light, especially in areas poised for explosive growth that thrive in the tech park such as 5G network applications, IoT devices, and Edge computing.”

“We at KNBA are thrilled to partner with CMC through Hub350,” said Julia Frame, Director of Partnerships at KNBA. “CMC plays a vital role in connecting different players in high-tech across Canada and we are confident that they will attract partners from across the innovation ecosystem to Hub350 .”

About KNBA

The Kanata North Business Association (KNBA) is a non-profit organization committed to representing and advocating for the best interests of the over 540 member businesses located in Canada’s Largest Technology Park. As a critical engine behind Ottawa’s economic development and a globally recognized technology and innovation hub, the Kanata North Tech Park is home to a robust and vibrant tech ecosystem. The KNBA fosters success for its member companies by having a strong voice at all levels of government and supports an integrated multi-partner promotions strategy to build awareness about Kanata North as a centre for innovation and a destination for businesses that supports growth, collaboration, and talent for member businesses. For more information, visit and

About CMC Microsystems:

CMC Microsystems is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1984 to simplify access to state-of-the-art design, manufacturing, and testing facilities for advanced technologies. With headquarters in Montreal and offices across Canada, the organization manages Canada’s National Design Network® – a Major Science Initiative in collaboration with over 60 universities and colleges to connect 4,000 academic researchers, 6,000 student users and 1,000 companies.

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