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Melissa Hughes

Entrepreneur-In-Residence Miriam Tuerk - CBC Metro Morning - October 3, 2012 - 0 views

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    MaRS Advisor and Clear Blue Technologies co-founder Miriam Tuerk, Toronto Public Library's first "entrepreneur-in-residence," spoke on CBC Metro Morning about MaRS and small business in the GTA.
Melissa Hughes

Canadian organizations partner to target online education market - IT in Canada - Octob... - 0 views

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    Earlier this week a new partnership between ClevrU, NewMindsets Inc., the York University Schulich School of Business, and MaRS Innovation was announced to help "bring a new standard to the online education market space."
Melissa Hughes

Ontario startups receive $5.4 million from Investment Accelerator Fund - Yahoo! Finance... - 0 views

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    Twelve Ontario companies have received funding from MaRS' Investment Accelerator Fund (IAF), bringing the program's total investment in Ontario's emerging enterprises to $26.6 million in 57 companies since its inception.
Melissa Hughes

SME deal sees thaw in UAE-Canada relations - ArabianBusiness.com - September 13, 2012 - 0 views

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    The UAE's Ministry of Economy and Canada's MaRS Discovery District of Toronto, Ontario, and Sustainable Development Technology - Canada (SDTC) signed separate memorandums of understanding (MoU) to establish strategic partnerships, the WAM news agency reported.
Melissa Hughes

MoE, Canada sign MoUs for SME promotion - Gulf Today - September 13, 2012 - 0 views

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    The UAE's Ministry of Economy (MoE) and Canada's MaRS Discovery District of Toronto, Ontario, and Sustainable Development Technology - Canada (SDTC) signed separate memorandums of understanding (MoUs) to enhance business ties. The strategic partnership is aimed at fostering innovation and accelerating growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), in accordance with the UAE's strategy to build competitive knowledge-based economy. 
Cathy Bogaart

Creative. Competitive. Canada. (Video on Vimeo) - 0 views

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    MaRS and MaRS tenant OICR were two of many locations for a great video promoting businesses and sectors across Canada. It's being shown to international media and visitors during the Olympics.

    See us at time index 00:54.
Cathy Bogaart

Canada needs a stronger venture capital foundation to build on - 0 views

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    This article by David Crane references the Impact Group's paper "Understanding the Disappearance of Early-stage and Start-up R&D Performing Firms" to talk about what's wrong with our innovation/knowledge economy. Among many things, our VC environment is stunted and our businesses should work more closely with customers on addressing their needs rather than focussing on new technology.

    Read the original white paper at
    http://www.impactg.com/pdf/disappearanceofstartupsandearlystagefirms.pdf

    The article also references the paper by the Council of Canadian Academies which urged more business innovation. http://www.scienceadvice.ca/innovation.html
Cathy Bogaart

White paper looks at why Canuck tech firms are "disappearing" - Ottawa Business Journal - 0 views

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    This article discusses at a paper contending that Canada is wasting the productive lives of "many brilliant and courageous knowledge workers, and losing large sums of money doing it."
    Read the original white paper at
    http://www.impactg.com/pdf/disappearanceofstartupsandearlystagefirms.pdf
Cathy Bogaart

The Impact Group's Research papers - 0 views

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    The Impact Group focusses on technological change and cultural innovation. Their papers focus on these areas as well. Read them to find out about what is happening in innovation in Canada, including information on the research or academia environment as well as innovative companies and start-up ventures.
Cathy Bogaart

Welcome to EUC2C.COM - 0 views

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    This is the kind of environment that Ontario is trying to build:

    The EuC2C partnership is an inter-sectoral group of organisations committed to making European businesses more innovative and competitive in the long term.

    The knowledge, skills and networks of the partnership complement each other, containing as it does a communications focussed SME, the world's most specialised firm in helping develop cluster-based programmes, a Europe-wide network of business innovation centres, a non profit national body for SME development, an independent SME training consultancy specialising in multimedia training and a specialist marketing communication company.
Sarah Hickman

Ministry of Research and Innovation - 0 views

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    MRI maintains the government's commitment to innovation. Its mandate is to:

    * develop an integrated innovation strategy and guide its delivery
    * invest in both policies and programs to deliver innovation strategy
    * foster a culture of innovation & showcase it to world

    MRI acts as:

    * listener to advice of experts
    * matchmaker between innovators and investors
    * supporter for researchers and innovators (school, culture, business)
    * promoter of research (lab to marketplace)
    * pursuer of big ideas (funds)

    The 4 main branches are:

    * outreach, promotion, and business development
    * innovation
    * research
    * commercialization
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    MRI maintains the government's commitment to innovation. Its mandate is to:

    * develop an integrated innovation strategy and guide its delivery
    * invest in both policies and programs to deliver innovation strategy
    * foster a culture of innovation & showcase it to world

    MRI acts as:

    * listener to advice of experts
    * matchmaker between innovators and investors
    * supporter for researchers and innovators (school, culture, business)
    * promoter of research (lab to marketplace)
    * pursuer of big ideas (funds)

    The 4 main branches are:

    * outreach, promotion, and business development
    * innovation
    * research
    * commercialization
Sarah Hickman

SDTC Application Advice - 0 views

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    Clean Tech Funding\n\nIf you have a new, innovative technology that helps address climate change or promotes clean water, land or air, then Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) wants to hear from you.(\n\nSDTC supports late-stage development and pre-commercial demonstration of clean technologies by Canadian companies.( (The Statement of Interest (SOI) is an initial application used for preliminary screening and is subject to a competitive review process by SDTC and a panel of independent experts. ( (Applications are evaluated on the basis of their fit with SDTC's mandate, selection criteria, and the quality of technology, marketing and business capabilities. ( (IMPORTANT - Prior to submitting an application and to ensure a good fit:\n\n 1. First review the "Application Advice" section and subsections on SDTC's web site, starting at http://www.sdtc.ca/en/funding/advice/index.htm.\n 2. Register for one of their free online webinars or workshop to learn more - see http://sdtc.ca/en/news/events/200803-61120.htm for details. \n 3. Then discuss your proposed project with one of their Applications Managers.\n
Sarah Hickman

Commercialization Portal - Home - 0 views

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    Great Industry Canada source for Innovation, Research, and Science and Technology commercialization. Links to Information Resources, Diagnostic Tools, Industry Associations, Financing, laws, and other services are provided.
Sarah Hickman

Welcome to GEM - 0 views

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    GEM is a non-profit consortium that compiles international data on entrepreneurial activity. According to its' Vision & Values, its' goal is to develop international standards for social survey based research methodologies in entrepreneurship.

    GEM Global Reports compare and contrast Canadian entrepreneurial activity with 10 to 42 (2006) other countries in the world. Economic development, characteristics, institutions, sponsorships, and team work are all examined and interpreted scientifically. Ownership, income, opportunity, innovativeness, sectors, and demographics are all put into global perspectives. Check out the reports to see where Canadian entrepreneurs stand!
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