About Us

On this page you will find information regarding Digital Export Development, press releases, job postings, and the 2022 Sustainability and Transparency Report.

Our Story

Founded in 2020 at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic by Scot Thom, DED was founded to help Canadian technology companies enter South East Asian markets (ASEAN). Since then we have worked with universities, research centers, startups and enterprises to export their research, products, services, and solutions to new geographies and industries from around the world.

We are passionate about bringing new projects to life. Whether you are looking to enter a new market, license research from a university or start a pilot project for your startup, our team of dedicated professionals are here to advise you at each step along the way. Leverage our experience and connections to mitigate risks and capitalize on your opportunity.

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Sustainability and Transparency Report

It is our aim at the end of 2022 to publish a report on activities that we have pursued in the past 12 months in regards to our objectives and goals.  

Focus for Sustainability – rural economic development, universal basic income, protection of forests

Transparency Reporting – promotion of entrepreneurship, open data, frameworks utilized, publishing how-to guides

This section will be updated through the year on an as-needed basis.

Connection – being a first mover on building consensus between people

Human – being generous with our time and resources for the benefit of society

Tangibility – all of our efforts are driven by turning ideas into prototypes and other intellectual property

Community – build connections between people through an aligned vision

Professionalism – acting with empathy, integrity, and being transparent in our goals

Trust – every action that we take should build trust with all stakeholders