Canada

29 09, 2021

Searching for the next Google: launch of McGill Innovation Fund to make history 

By |2021-09-29T14:35:51+00:00September 29th, 2021|Canada, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Today McGill University announced the launch of the McGill Innovation Fund, a funding program that will support both the development of innovative technologies as well as the spinoff companies that emerge from the University. The fund will be open to all McGill members who have declared a Report of Invention to the Office of Innovation [...]

23 09, 2021

Canada must bridge the innovation gap to prevent key discoveries from being overlooked 

By |2021-09-23T10:18:09+00:00September 23rd, 2021|Canada|0 Comments

After years of research, a team led by Dr. Peter Hotez, co-director of the Center for Vaccine Development at Texas Children’s Hospital, had helped develop a vaccine to protect against severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS. The trouble was, more than a decade had passed since SARS infected millions of people around the world. As [...]

16 09, 2021

McGill Innovation Fund aims to find Canada’s next Google 

By |2021-09-16T09:51:58+00:00September 16th, 2021|Canada, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Innovation. If ever there was a buzzword with staying power, this is it. Governments, corporations, and universities alike celebrate it, cherish it, and compete for it. But can they actually make it happen? And – in the particular case of academia – who does it even benefit if it does happen? One of the misconceptions [...]

19 05, 2021

Innovation thrives within new precision health program | News | University of Calgary

By |2021-05-19T17:36:29+00:00May 19th, 2021|Canada|0 Comments

Afirst-of-its kind University of Calgary program embracing innovation at the vanguard of health care is welcoming people from all disciplines who want to become impactful agents of change. The application deadline for the new precision health program that brings together future leaders, entrepreneurs and educators with the goal of improving health care is June 30. The program [...]

5 05, 2021

University of Alberta precision health and entrepreneurship platforms get a boost to accelerate innovation

By |2021-05-05T19:08:30+00:00May 5th, 2021|Canada|0 Comments

Three University of Alberta projects have received funding from Alberta Innovates aimed at accelerating health innovation in the province. PRECISE, ADEPT and the University of Alberta Health Hub & Accelerator have been awarded support through the Health Innovation Platform Partnerships (HIPP) program. The program seeks to enable a health innovation ecosystem that is robust, co-ordinated and a competitive [...]

29 04, 2021

We have Liftoff! UCalgary students pitch inspiring venture concepts 

By |2021-04-29T11:00:29+00:00April 29th, 2021|Canada, Competition, Student Funds|0 Comments

Calgary students put their entrepreneurial ideas into action and imagined a different future. For farmers: a tool to monitor seed quality before harvest. For young women: an educational skin-care product. For vulnerable populations: EcoDome housing. Innovative new products and services like these, and more, occupied centre stage when the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking, in partnership [...]

22 04, 2021

McGill Dobson Centre surpasses $1-billion milestone in startup seed funding 

By |2021-04-22T09:43:52+00:00April 22nd, 2021|Canada, Startup Fund, Student Funds|0 Comments

The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship has reached a remarkable milestone: The startups it has supported have now raised more than $1 billion in seed funding (source: Crunchbase). “To sustain a steep growth curve, startups often need to burn capital before achieving profitability. This new milestone demonstrates the strong momentum that our startups are experiencing,” says [...]

10 03, 2021

$110M for nine innovative McGill research projects

By |2021-03-10T10:12:11+00:00March 10th, 2021|Canada, Translational Research|0 Comments

Today, Élisabeth Brière, Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages announced funding results from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Innovation Fund (IF) for universities in Quebec. Nine McGill research projects received nearly $45 million in funding through this CFI-IF competition. Combined, the nine McGill-led [...]

11 11, 2020

UCeed funds fuel health startups helping patients with a variety of conditions

By |2020-11-11T10:26:47+00:00November 11th, 2020|Canada|0 Comments

UCeed is fostering innovation, helping to commercialize new technologies, and accelerating start-up companies. As UCalgary’s pre-seed and seed funding program, UCeed has selected four companies to pursue its first round of investment. From new ways to treat asthma to cancer care products, the first round of investees is an exciting and diverse group. “We’re thrilled to [...]

24 09, 2020

MaRS in talks with University of Calgary to bring new innovation hub to Alberta

By |2020-09-24T10:25:42+00:00September 24th, 2020|Canada|0 Comments

Toronto-based MaRS is in exploratory talks with the University of Calgary to bring a new innovation hub to Western Canada. MaRS confirmed to BetaKit Wednesday that it is hoping to bring its innovation hub model to Calgary in order to help accelerate innovation in the region. “We’re able to take this playbook and apply it [...]