#CyberFLASH: Surrey mayor stresses cyber security innovation

73676surreyMayorHepner1-ESIn her inaugural State of the City address, Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner outlined a vision of hope and promise to a crowd at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel.

Hepner told the crowd today (Wednesday) she looked forward to getting caught up and explained her plans for the city over the next year.

The theme of her speech was largely centered around innovation, pulling from the burgeoning success of Innovation Boulevard.

Innovation Boulevard is a partnership between the City of Surrey, Simon Fraser University and Fraser Health to create a high-tech health area between the three entities in North Surrey.

It’s already taking off.

Hepner said she wants to build upon that success by using several similar models elsewhere in the city.

Plugging into the city’s rich network of academics, clinicians and businesses can jumpstart and accelerate commerce in Surrey, she said.

Hepner said the Innovation Boulevard concept can and will be used to create hubs of clean tech, agriculture and cyber security.

Clean tech (environmentally friendly technology) is one of Canada’s fastest-growing sectors, she said, adding Surrey is well-positioned to lead globally.

She said the city recently recruited the Foresight Cleantech Innovation Centre to locate in Newton, Last month, the federal government announced $2 million in federal funding for Foresight for its clean technology development.

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