Canada's lack of innovation, a 13th place ranking or a D Grade in Innovation, among 16 advanced economies, is leading to mediocre socio-economic performance compared to other developed countries. The mission of our Innovation Nation Campaign is to move Canada from 13th to 1st place or an A grade in Innovation.
Cultivating every advantage and eliminating every barrier to competitiveness is absolutely vital to realizing our potential to reach 1st place.
CATA has been acting in capacity since 1978. The premier role of this leading-edge alliance is advocacy. Its premier goal is to keep Canada a competitive place from which to do business.
With CATA at work promoting the business infrastructure necessary for success, Canadian companies can focus on developing world acclaimed technology products and services.
CATA takes on priorities common to all technology sectors, from software, to telecommunications to aerospace. It is a proven and respected participant at the decision making table. That’s why CATA is recognized as the voice of advanced technology industries in Canada.
And CATA gets results. The system does respond if the issue is legitimate, well research and documented and the timing and targets are well-chosen. In that regard, there is no substitute for the long-standing relationship, daily interaction and one-on-one communications with key stakeholders that CATA provides.
I invite you to hear CATA's President, John Reid, talk about the four reasons why to join CATAAlliance:
CATA is proud to be the winning champion of the Innovation Nation and its core planks that will lead us to number one in the globally interdependent economy.
Rod Bryden CEO, Plasco Energy Group"CATA fuels our growth by providing an opportunity to establish partnerships with Canadian advanced technology companies with exciting new ideas. 3M has firsthand experience with the positive benefits of leveraging these ideas into exportable world-class products."
Executive Team 3M Canada
Action Item: please contact John Reid at email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-236-6550 to review your business interests and how to best leverage your CATA membership.
CATA works hard to ensure that government policies are favourable to Canada’s technology companies. Members are encouraged to report government activities that may impact the prosperity of their businesses. CATA then takes a stand on these issues, supported by profession Survey, Research and Consultation resources. In many ways CATA is a political party, the party of the Canadian high tech industry. Our Innovation Nation Campaign is built from policy planks which will ensure success for Canada in the global economy.
CATA provides members with access to a diverse network of technology companies, investors, business consultants, government contracts and individual though leaders. This network represents the very best expertise and resources in the Canadian and global advanced technology industry. National, International and regional CATA events, including Conferences, social networks and expert briefings, bring members face to face with potential business partners.
In today's knowledge-based economy, the need for hard and often instant information is critical to maintaining an organization's competitive edge and CATAAlliance has been a regular conduit for industry and consumer research that directly impacts on our members' everyday business challenges. CATA Research Division was created in response to requests by individual companies and syndicates of companies to access CATA's survey and research tools. Similar to CATA's work in advancing industry-wide business growth, supported by timely research, companies are seeking to advance their business agendas through professional research.
Your membership in CATA provides you with a wealth of practical tools designed to bolster your competitiveness. Our electronic communications through social networks, Survey and Polling and outreach to 25,000 stakeholders acts as a global alert system for events, services and news affecting the industry. In addition CATA has leveraged our large member base to negotiate competitive group plans for a number of essential services such as Group Benefits Insurance, Printing and other key resources.