Ontario Helps Mississauga Company Create Jobs

McGuinty Government Celebrates Opening Of New, Expanded Manufacturing Facility With support from the province, Therapure Biopharma Inc. has opened a new manufacturing wing  at its Mississauga facility  that will develop and manufacture innovative medical treatments. The facility expansion is expected to create 100 new jobs for families, bringing the total number of employees to over [...]


Launch Successful: Ideas to Commercialization


By: Allen Porstner-Scheuka So you’ve come up with a product you know could be a game changer. The tough work of coming up with new ideas, designing and testing with prototypes, is only the beginning. As an advanced manufacturer, how do you successfully launch new products into the market? During the ever-critical commercialization stage, several [...]


Aging gracefully? I prefer confidently, productively and healthily

By Kelvin Ngan @ MaRS Some weeknights, I think of my college “glory days” and realize there are certain things in life I just can’t handle anymore. In the words of Roger Murtaugh from Lethal Weapon, “I’m too old for this stuff.” What stuff you say? Things like: Eating an extra-large pizza at 11:00 p.m. [...]


FuEL Awards 2012: The place for Future Entrepreneurial Leaders

Fuel Awards

The Canadian Youth Business Foundation are sponsoring the 2nd annual FuEL Awards to celebrate the successes of entrepreneurs. This event is designed to recognize Canada’s Best Young Entrepreneurs through a nomination and voting process. These high profile awards are open to business owners under the age of 30 and will celebrate their success, identify role models [...]


Innovate>Forward Continues to “Wow”


By: Saadia Muzaffar Practical and relevant to the day to day operations of a manufacturing facility, Innovate>Forward continues to give advanced manufacturing companies the kind of “walk away and apply today” tips, tools and advice they need in order to successful pilot a new idea through to commercialization. At the April 17th session, 30 guests [...]


Three Tips to Mobile Marketing


By: Fatema Fatakdawala The concept of marketing has changed its face very rapidly in the last few years. The principles behind marketing, however, are universal; keep your customers happy and loyal to your product/service. The golden rule has always been to gain new clients through recommendations and praise from your existing clients. You have scored the goal [...]


Nearly a Billion Smart Devices Last Year, 2 Billion By 2016

By James Burchill The International Data Corporation out of Framingham, Massachusetts just released information on smart connected devices for last year along with predicted growth patterns for them through to 2016 (four years). ‘Smart connected’ means any device capable of running applications and of connecting to the Internet. This includes smart phones, tablets, and other [...]


Innovator Idol 4!!

Like its popular TV show namesake, Innovator Idol IV is a reality-based contest in which winners are selected by a live audience.  “Idol is just one example of how we use creative marketing to connect star innovators with motivated investors,” explained Pam Banks, Executive Director at the RIC Centre. “Because of events like Idol III, [...]


Here Come the Robots: Join Innovate>Forward at a Leading Robotic Manufacturing Facility


By: Neil Menezes How has one company managed to increase productivity across virtually every industry—automotive, plastics, metal fabrication, foundry, electronics, pharmaceutical food and beverage? Look no farther than ABB, a world leader in power and automation technologies. Although industrial robots have played a role in manufacturing for over 25 years, ABB Robotics has incorporated innovations [...]


10th Annual Omafra Food and Safety Research Forum

SAVE THE DATE!   May 02, 2012—8 AM TO 4 PM Victoria Park East Golf Club  1096 Victoria Road South Guelph, ON About the Forum: · Learn about OMAFRA funded food safety research · Listen to presentations by government and industry representatives on their food safety priorities · Opportunities for networking and building capacity for collaborations · Provide advice on food [...]


IBM Invests $175 Million into Ontario R&D Centre

IBM CANADA LTD. - Groundbreaking research collaboration

By: Rob Lewis The Governments of Canada and Ontario, with IBM and a consortium of seven universities led by the University of Toronto and Western University, today announced they are collaborating to establish a new, Ontario-based $210 million dollar research and development initiative. The initiative is expected to create 145 new highly skilled jobs in Ontario. IBM will [...]


Strategies to Leverage Your Research Dollars

By: Fatema Fatakdawala Today’s Growing Your Business Breakfast with the Experts session will focus on the interesting but elusive topic of Leveraging Your Research Dollars. To provide a better understanding of this area for our entrepreneurs, let us turn to Michael G.H. McGeary et al.’s publication on how to leverage non federal research dollars. In [...]


LSO April Events

      _________________________ Pre- BIO2012 Industry Engagement Webinar   Life Sciences Ontario, the voice of the life sciences sector in Ontario, invites you to participate onThursday, April 12th at 12 noon in this interactive Webinar to share the results of our pre- BIO2012 Industry Engagement. In addition to presenting the summarized outcomes of the pre-bio survey and the March [...]


Solving Real World Problems With Working Prototypes


By: Saadia Muzaffar R.E. Morrison Equipment manufactures some of the most innovative and efficient industrial and dental vacuum systems in North America. But in order to move into the global marketplace, President Ray Ralph was determined to make their BaseVac dental pump even better—and more competitive—by creating a more streamlined, “stackable” design. A prototype for [...]


RIC Client Intronix Technologies Corp. recieves FDA Clearance for MyoGuide™


TORONTO, March 30, 2012 Reposted from Bloomberg Businessweek Great things come in small packages, or at least that’s what leading neurologists, physiatrists and clinicians are now discovering with the revolutionary Myoguide Needle EMG Guided Injection System. The breakthrough technology, which has just received 510(k) clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration, gives practitioners [...]