bigstock-TorontoThe Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) was founded in 2009 as a national centre of excellence for commercialization and research to create companies, jobs and wealth for the nation.  With a network of 21 hubs and partners across Canada, including: MaRS Discovery District; The Communitech Hub; Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), CDMN brings together expertise from around the country. Its members support the local community to help develop, accelerate and commercialize digital media ventures through funding for small business initiatives and other support.

Grant Funding for Business in Media: CDMN’s Role

CDMN and its network act as a catalyst for commercialization, and of great importance to these efforts is Canada’s premier digital media forum, Canada 3.0.  This annual event gives 2,000 leaders the opportunity to celebrate Canadian leadership in digital media by sharing best practices, lessons learned, and evidence of success in the business and technology, arts and heritage, research and academia.

When:

Tuesday May 14th, 2013.

Where:

Toronto’s Metro Convention Centre

CDMN Inaugural Awards this May

This year’s CDMN Canada 3.0 event; held on Tuesday May 14th at Toronto’s Metro Convention Centre will be extra special as it will be the inaugural year for the “CDMN Moonshot Awards.”  The awards will honor leading companies for their effort in creating jobs and wealth for Canada through innovation in digital media (ICT & mobile).   An expert panel of judges including Host of CTV Question Period, Kevin Newman; Director at OMERS Ventures Sid Paquette; Deloitte Canada’s Chief Innovation Officer, Terry Stuart; RocketScope Managing Director and Founder, April Dunford; and CDMN Managing Director, Dr. Kevin Tuer, will be evaluating the nominees and determining winners.  The awards will be presented in four categories:

CDMN Digital Media Dynamic Company of the Year

Recognizing the Canadian company demonstrating the greatest increase in productivity through the adoption of digital media; three finalists will be recognized.

CDMN Digital Media Globalizer of the Year

Recognizing the Canadian company demonstrating the greatest increase in international sales, investments or other contributions to the growth of the Canadian digital media industry internationally; three finalists will be recognized.

CDMN Digital Media Innovator of the Year

Recognizing the Canadian company demonstrating the greatest degree of innovation through the adoption of digital media; three finalists will be recognized.

CDMN Digital Media Company of the Year

Recognizing the Canadian company that made the greatest contributions to the growth of the Canadian digital media industry in 2012/2013, selected from entrants to the CDMN Digital Media Innovator, Globalizer and Dynamic award categories.

Any Canadian company is welcome to apply; self-nominations are also welcome. Nominations close at 11:59pm ET on April 12. Finalists will gain entry to CDMN Canada 3.0 2013 to attend the awards ceremony at an unpublished discounted rate. By submitting a nomination, the nominee agrees to let CDMN use the nominee’s company name in marketing and promotional material for the CDMN Moonshot Awards and CDMN Canada 3.0. Visit www.canada30.ca/awards for updates.

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Ryan has a BA in economics, an MSc in management, and several published works including two books. As Marketing Analyst at Mentor Works, Ryan enjoys communicating with business owners & executives about government grants and funding available to help overcome obstacles to growth.

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