Greg Picken is the Communications Manager for TechAlliance.

rtraction Blog: 60 Seconds Later

In the most recent post on rtraction’s blog, Kirsten Rosenkrantz writes about her experience presenting in the 60-Second Pitch Competition: “The competition presented many challenges: creating a compelling and convincing pitch, presenting it in only 60 seconds, and getting over the very common fear of public speaking. In fact, it’s estimated that 75% of people fear…

Blog: The Future of Energy Summit

Alec Miller is TechAlliance’s Manager, Measured Innovation, and attended the MaRS Future of Energy Summit. Great ventures are almost always based on a sound alignment of business idea/model, with the underlying macro and micro trends of that particular industry and the economy more generally. If one agrees with the environmental and economic need to decarbonize…

Government of Canada supports the commercialization of neurotechnologies in Southern Ontario

Toronto, Ontario – The Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) has partnered with universities and private sector companies to help accelerate the commercialization of neurotechnologies thanks to a Government of Canada investment of nearly $11 million announced today by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). “Our…

Western alumnus named new Vice-President (Research)

Following an international search, Western University has announced John Capone as its new Vice-President (Research). Currently serving his second term as McMaster University’s Dean of Science, Capone is recognized as an extraordinary academic leader and one of Canada’s foremost molecular biologists. Capone begins his five-year term on October 1, 2012. “This is a key appointment…