Posts Tagged: MaRS Discovery District

MaRS Innovation awarded $15 million to further commercialize world-leading Canadian innovations

Networks of Centres of Excellence recognizes strength of partnership between MI and its 16 member institutions TORONTO, February 5, 2013 — How do you make sure the brilliant ideas emerging from Toronto’s academic research community get the best possible chance to succeed? MaRS Innovation (MI), created in 2008, bridges the chasm between these early-stage technologies and successful start-up companies and licensable technologies. By offering early-stage funding in tandem with hands-on management, mentorship and IP strategy protection, MI acts as a commercialization agent for ... Read more

UTEST program: Giving U of T students a new way to become their own bosses

"There is a path somewhere between extended study and becoming an office worker," wrote The Varsity's Angela Brock, in "Be Your Own Boss: Student entrepreneurs combine creativity and business to forge new career paths" (February 3, 2012). "As it turns out, there are plenty of opportunities for those looking to flex their entrepreneurial muscles without straying too far from the bosom of U of T." Brock's article describes UTEST, the joint U of T-MaRS Innovation program that helps students, faculty and recent ... Read more

Start-Up Snapshot: Flybits, OtoSim, ApneaDX, ScarX Therapeutics

Happy New Year. Here's a snapshot of some spin-off stories you may have missed over the holiday break: Flybits and Flybits Lite, the startup company's context-aware mobile technology that anyone can use, was mentioned in a Smithsonian.com article as one of six technologies changing the way the way humans live. ApneaDx was featured in a company profile post on the MaRS Blog: "ApneaDx: First we take Ontario, then we take the world." ScarX Therapeutics launched its website. OtoSim Inc. co-founder Dr. Vito ... Read more

MaRS CEO Dr. Ilse Treurnicht named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women for a third time

MaRS Innovation joins the MaRS Discovery District in congratulating Dr. Ilse Treurnicht on receiving the prestigious 2012 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Award. The full release about Dr. Treurnicht's award is available on the MaRS Discovery District website. The award, in the “Xstrata Nickel Trailblazers and Trendsetters” category, is Dr. Treurnicht’s third Top 100 recognition; she was previously honoured in 2009 and 2011. Created by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) in 2003, the Top 100 Awards celebrate the professional achievements of women across ... Read more

We’ve refreshed our website: Beta version now live

Welcome to the beta version of the MaRS Innovation website. We have refreshed the site's design to make better use of its existing functionality while  showcasing our projects. The new design includes these additions and changes: (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

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

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

OtoSim Inc. to Appear on BNN’s The Pitch

OtoSim Inc., a MaRS Innovation spin-off company, is taping an appearance on Business News Network’s The Pitch on May 22, 2012. Louis Hui, OtoSim’s business development manager, will have 90 seconds to pitch OtoSim™ — an integrated educational system that dynamically and interactively teaches how to accurately diagnose ear diseases — to The Pitch’s panel of financiers and experts. (more…) Read more

Encycle investigators receive CQDM investment

CQDM invests $1.5 million in two collaborative projects within the Québec/Ontario Life Sciences Corridor Toronto, December 6, 2011 —  The Québec Consortium for Drug Discovery (CQDM) is pleased to announce $1.5 million in funding for two joint Québec/Ontario research projects in biomedical research. The news was released today at the conference, Connecting Life Sciences Across the Ontario-Québec Corridor, which was held in Toronto. (more…) Read more
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