30 11, 2018

University of Calgary announces new Life Sciences Innovation Hub 

By |2018-11-30T09:35:00+00:00November 30th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Canada|0 Comments

To further reinforce our commitment to establishing University Research Park as a catalyst in driving innovation and economic diversification, the University of Calgary is purchasing the Shell Technology Centre Calgary (STCC). The former STCC will be converted into the new Life Sciences Innovation Hub at UCalgary in early 2019. “As one of Canada’s leading research [...]

8 06, 2018

U of Toronto accelerator launches stream for space startups with Chris Hadfield at the controls

By |2018-06-08T08:51:43+00:00June 8th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Canada|0 Comments

The Creative Destruction Lab has helped build dozens of futuristic companies over the years – now it’s seeking entrepreneurs whose ideas are literally out of this world. Working closely with former Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, the seed-stage accelerator affiliated with the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management is launching a dedicated stream for space [...]

19 04, 2018

UWM faculty to teach Scale Up Milwaukee Growth Accelerator 

By |2018-04-19T10:41:09+00:00April 19th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Canada|0 Comments

Elmer Moore Scale Up Milwaukee has changed the name of its Scalerator program to Scale Up Milwaukee Growth Accelerator and brought on University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee faculty to teach the course. The format of the business growth training program has also been changed slightly in its fifth iteration, said Elmer Moore, executive director of Scale Up Milwaukee. The [...]

21 12, 2017

Ottawa pushes venture capitalists to fix startup gender gap as condition of $400-million funding

By |2017-12-21T15:32:57+00:00December 21st, 2017|Canada, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Ottawa is pushing venture capitalists to help fix the gender gap in the Canadian startup scene, telling those who want to qualify for a $400-million funding program they must “demonstrate how their strategies would advance these objectives.” In its call for expressions of interest for the program to backstop venture capitalists, to be posted Monday, [...]

18 10, 2017

Five Simon Fraser University-led research projects share $21.7 million from CFI’s Innovation Fund 

By |2017-10-18T13:02:44+00:00October 18th, 2017|Canada, Translational Research|0 Comments

Five SFU research projects—from creating a new centre for wearable biomedical technologies to studies in immersive remote sensing communication— will benefit from $21.7 million in new infrastructure funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). The federal contribution is expected to more than double over the next five years from partner contributions. The Innovation Fund supports transformative infrastructure projects that [...]

14 09, 2017

Two University of Waterloo startups Canadian finalists in annual James Dyson Awards

By |2017-09-14T14:52:53+00:00September 14th, 2017|Canada, Competition|0 Comments

The James Dyson Award has come calling again and two University of Waterloo projects have been named national runners up and are off to the international finals in October. Winners of the prestigious award, named after the inventor of the famous vacuum cleaning system, can receive up to $50,000 to help commercialize their project, with [...]

6 09, 2017

TEC Edmonton breaks ground on newest technology accelerator with Merck Canada

By |2017-09-06T12:46:35+00:00September 6th, 2017|Accelerator/incubator, Canada, Corporate|0 Comments

TEC Edmonton broke ground on a new business accelerator for technology companies on Tuesday. The accelerator, a partnership with pharmaceutical company Merck Canada Inc., will connect emerging Alberta-based health-focused companies with the health research expertise of Merck to bring innovative health technologies to the market. “Working in partnership with TEC Edmonton to provide both scientific [...]

31 08, 2017

Ontario government creates $25.8M cleantech innovation fund 

By |2017-08-31T13:50:15+00:00August 31st, 2017|Canada, State or Government|0 Comments

Provincial officials announced August 29 that the Ontario government is starting a fund to support the creation and commercialization of green technologies. The Low Carbon Innovation Fund will support technologies in areas such as alternative energy generation and conservation, new biofuels or bioproducts, transportation, and carbon capture and usage. Ontario says that this initiative is [...]

21 08, 2017

University of Victoria’s Innovation Centre adds to thriving tech sector

By |2017-08-21T13:42:10+00:00August 21st, 2017|Canada|0 Comments

Greater Victoria’s burgeoning high-tech sector may want to brace itself — it’s about to get even bigger. That’s the warning from Jerome Etwaroo, associate director of the Coast Capital Savings Innovation Centre at the University of Victoria, who said his campus program has been brimming with life since it was relaunched last year. “Watch out [...]

16 08, 2017

Orbityl, LevelJump named outstanding ventures at NEXT Canada Venture Day 

By |2017-08-16T13:32:30+00:00August 16th, 2017|Canada, Competition, Venture Capital|0 Comments

This morning, 12 of NEXT Canada‘s ventures pitched at the organization’s seventh annual venture day, which included an audience of over 250 investors, mentors, donors, and partners at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. Venture Day celebrates the end of NEXT Canada’s two spring and summer programs: Next 36, which supports young founders of early stage [...]