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ClevrU partners with Schulich School of Business professors to target online education market

MaRS Innovation and York University’s commercialization office support new partnership In the age of ITunes, videotaping lectures or converting existing textbooks into e-books won’t make you the market leader in online education. Thanks to a new partnership between ClevrU, and NewMindsets Inc., facilitated by MaRS Innovation and York University’s commercialization office, Canadian technology and content promises to establish the second-generation online learning standard for millions of students worldwide. (more…) Read more

U of T, MaRS Innovation Collaborate to Launch Incubator for Student Software Companies

TORONTO, ON – A new program that provides nascent software companies with start-up funds, work space, mentoring and business strategy support, was launched today by the University of Toronto and commercialization partner MaRS Innovation, with support from the MaRS Discovery District. TechVibes has a profile page for UTEST and covered CoursePeer as part of their students start-ups series. The new program, called University of Toronto Early Stage Technology (UTEST), is part of a growing ecosystem of incubators and commercialization support services at U ... Read more

Business Without Borders highlights ScarX Therapeutics’ Chinese co-development partnership

ScarX Therapeutics, a spin-off company created by MaRS Innovation and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), was profiled by Business Without Borders on September 25, 2012. Sean Fine's article examines the strategic funding partnership MI pursued with NovoTek Therapeutics Inc. (NovoTek) in China to develop the anti-scarring cream, which was discovered by researchers at SickKids. A multibillion-dollar market may await ScarX, a Toronto biomedical start-up, but first it had to figure out how to finance the development of its unique cream that reduces scarring ... Read more

VP Joel Liederman’s Financial Post article on mitigating innovation risk

MaRS Innovation's Vice-President of Business Development and Physical Sciences Joel Liederman, has published an article in the Financial Post about strategies to mitigate risk within the innovation space. The article, titled "Innovation Success Means Mitigating Risk," is featured in the newspaper's Productive Conversations section. (more…) Read more

BioCentury features Encycle Therapeutics and MaRS Innovation in macrocycle chemistry article

Encycle Therapeutics, a MaRS Innovation spin-off company, was included in BioCentury's companies to watch within the macrocycle chemistry space. The reference came in Chris Cain's article, "Maturing macrocycle chemistry drives explosion of biotech newcos, biopharma deals." (more…) Read more

CML HealthCare Inc. and MaRS Innovation Enter into Strategic Partnership

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, September 18, 2012 – CML HealthCare Inc. (TSX: CLC) (the “Company” or “CML”) and MaRS Innovation (MI), a Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research, have entered into a strategic partnership to commercialize early-stage technologies that present innovative methods in medical diagnostics. This story was covered in the Globe and Mail, Canadian Business, 680 News, Reuters, Sympatico.ca, the Huffington Post Canada, Technology Trasnfer Tactics, and the Winnipeg Free Press, among others. It was  distributed via Yahoo! Finance, Healthcare Global.com, marketwire ... Read more

Hossein Rahnama, CEO of Flybits, on CBC’s Lang & O’Leary Exchange

Hossein Rahnama, CEO of Flybits, a MaRS Innovation spin-off company, appeared on CBC's Lang and O'Leary Exchange on August 24, 2012. Watch Rahnama's interview on CBC's Media Player. The interview begins at the 13:40 mark and runs to 19:30. Rahnama, who is also a professor at Ryerson University and and research director at Ryerson's Digital Media Zone, was recently named to the MIT Technology Review’s prestigious 35 Inventors Under 35 list for 2012 along with fellow MaRS Innovation inventor Joyce Poon. He describes his ... Read more

Two MI inventors named to MIT’s 35 inventors under 35 list

Professors Joyce Poon and Hossein Rahnama, who each have inventions within MaRS Innovation's portfolio of spin-off companies and licenseable technologies, have been named to the MIT Technology Review's prestigious 35 Inventors Under 35 list for 2012. Poon, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Toronto, was recognized for, according to MIT's Technology Review, "creating new optical modulators with microscopic loop-the-loops through which light can shuttle data between servers and even from chip to chip within a single ... Read more

OtoSim CEO Andrew Sinclair: When entering the market, expect the unexpected

Andrew Sinclair, CEO of OtoSim Inc. and a senior director at MaRS Innovation, describes some of the unexpected twists and turns OtoSim has weathered in bringing their product to market in a post on the mark in a post featured on the MaRS Discovery District's blog today. OtoSim, a MaRS Innovation spin-off company, makes an otoscopy training and simulation system for ear examination, know as the OtoSim™ device, which has been shown to improve medical professionals’ accuracy when diagnosing ear pathologies by 44 ... Read more

Huffington Post Canada interviews Raphael Hofstein about Canadian venture capital shortage

Raphael Hofstein, president and CEO of MaRS Innovation, was interviewed by Huffington Post Canada business reporter Rachel Mendleson for an article about Canada's innovation gap and the shortage of Canadian venture capital: One of the best ways to [raise venture capital], said Raphael Hofstein, President and CEO of Toronto-based MaRS Innovation, is to increase government investment, a lesson he learned while helping to create a life sciences early-stage fund in Israel several years ago. “Everybody told us — institutions, industry — that they ... Read more
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