Blog: What is 3D printing?

This post is written by Alec Miller, Manager of Measured Innovation at TechAlliance. You’ve probably seen a movie in 3D.  Perhaps you own or know somebody who owns a television with 3D viewing capability. But what about a 3D printer? Chances are, you haven’t used one yourself, although you may have heard about 3D printers…

Blog: Where are all the biotech incubators?

The post was written by Deniz Temelli, Business Analyst at TechAlliance Within the start-up space, one of the many buzz words thrown around is “incubator.” An incubator is a program that is designed to support entrepreneurial ventures by offering numerous resources, assistance and, in most cases, some sort of funding. It usually involves a group of companies…

Blog: Innovation vs. invention

This blog post was written by Alec Miller, Manager, Measured Innovation at TechAlliance Although certainly not new, the trend towards innovation seems to have accelerated in the last few years. In the wake of the 2008 economic downturn, many governments and organizations have invested heavily in innovation as a way to spur economic activity. But…

Blog: In need of research expertise?

This guest blog post was contributed by TechAlliance member Mitacs. TechAlliance members in need of the latest research expertise need look no further than Mitacs-Accelerate. This national program connects companies with graduate students and university faculty members through short or long-term research projects aimed at addressing a company’s need. During a Mitacs-Accelerate internship, highly-skilled graduate students…