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 [...]

16 09, 2020

New UCeed Haskayne Student Fund is one of first university-based private equity funds managed by students in western CA

By |2020-09-16T14:35:48+00:00September 16th, 2020|Canada, Student Funds|0 Comments

The UCeed Haskayne Student Fund — one of the first university-based private equity funds managed by students, for students, in Western Canada — marks another important first as UCalgary moves forward in its Growth Through Focus strategy, serving as a critical bridge between students and Calgary’s local startup/venture capitalist communities. “This new fund represents an exciting expansion of the UCeed [...]

5 08, 2020

Western University Medical Innovation Fellows to generate new solutions

By |2020-08-05T12:06:38+00:00August 5th, 2020|Canada, Gap support programs, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Western has recruited some of the top PhD graduates, medical students and residents from across the country to be part of the sixth cohort of its Medical Innovation Fellowship (MIF) program. While some adaptations will take place because of COVID-19 restrictions, the program will still be host to all participants on campus over the course of the [...]

30 07, 2020

University of Victoria launches fund to support, accelerate research

By |2020-07-30T10:07:53+00:00July 30th, 2020|Canada, Translational Research|0 Comments

The University of Victoria has launched a fund to help researchers thrive. The UVic Research Accelerator Fund (RAF) aims to help researchers find solutions and speed up recovery from COVID-19. As the population calls for more strategies to navigate through the pandemic, UVic researchers have been developing various tools such as non-invasive tests and virus [...]