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June 22 - June 23, 2021

HardTech, Canada’s Premiere Hardware and Semiconductor Technology Conference.

The event will feature prominent thought leaders from Canada’s technology ecosystem, and over 500 attendees from three countries.

Hosted by ventureLAB in partnership with the Regional Municipality of York, HardTech will have a keynote panel discussion on The Evolution of Hardware Technology with the Honourable Mary Ng, AMD Canada and Siemens. The event also features panel discussions with up-and-coming Canadian hardware and semiconductor leaders and a HardTech Pitch Competition.

Premium Content: HardTech brings together industry leaders in hardware technology to discuss the latest developments in the field and share their insights. This year, our thought leaders will discuss how the demand for advanced and smart technologies have led to the global chip shortage, showcase groundbreaking products built through ventureLAB’s Hardware Catalyst Initiative, and inspire the next generation of tech titans.

Build Connections: Connect with 500+ attendees across Canada in various ways; participate in matchmaking, join a group lounge or simply connect one-to-one on the platform! The opportunities are endless, and you never know where these connections will take you.

Expand Your Knowledge: Pick from three simultaneous breakout sessions and join the conversation. These breakout sessions will have you engaging in discussions around the role hardware plays in healthcare, autonomous vehicles and agritech.

HardTech Pitch Competition: Watch the dynamic HardTech Pitch Competition, bringing together 8 Canadian finalists who are developing product-level and chip innovations in electronic hardware.


  • Tuesday, June 22 @ 11:00 – 3:00 PM EST
  • Wednesday, June 23 @ 11:00 – 3:00 PM EST


  • Tuesday, June 22 @ 11:00 – 11:55 AM EST
    • Panel discussion – The Evolution of Hardware Technology
      • The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade and MP for Markham-Thornhill
      • Kevin O’Neil, Corporate VP & AMD Canada Managing Director
      • Jamie Dinsmore, President & CEO, Siemens

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