Grassroots tech in the forest city

There are many community projects, events and groups that entrepreneurs, startups and community members can get involved with in London and Southwestern Ontario. We’ve started a community tree that maps out some of these growing grassroots initiatives. If you have any recommendations for additions or changes to the tree please contact Suzanne Morrison, Communications Coordinator…

Blog: London Library gets kids hooked on making

This blog post was written by Suzanne Morrison, Communications Coordinator at TechAlliance. The London Public Library let robots loose on the main floor of the Central Library on Friday – but don’t worry, we aren’t expecting the likes of the Terminator any time soon. As part of the Library’s summer programming schedule a handful of…

London entrepreneur launches Bellybets.com, makes betting on babies a whole lot easier

Bellybets.com is the bun-in-the-oven project that was launched this past spring by London entrepreneur Peter Scott. “It’s a new take on the classic ‘I’m having a baby, let’s guess what I’m having’ that lots of people do at work,” explained Scott, President of Traxion Consulting. “Normally you would do a baby pool with a piece…

Blog: Ontario Brain Institute: building a neurotech cluster in Ontario

This blog post was written by Deniz Temelli, Business Analyst at TechAlliance. After the recent success of one of our life science clients, Jack Lee of MDDT Inc. who was awarded an OBI-OCE Fellowship award, I was invited to attend the inaugural Ontario Brain Innovation Council (OBIC) Plenary Session hosted at the McMaster Innovation Park.…

Province supports research projects in Southwestern Ontario

The Ontario government announced supports for local research teams through the Ontario Research Fund-Infrastructure program this week. The program provides research institutions with funding to help support infrastructure needs such as modern facilities and equipment. The announcement includes support for 12 southwestern Ontario research teams to help them make discoveries. “Research teams in southwestern Ontario…

London community project the “DH Maker Bus” gets rolling

A group of grad students in London has a dream – to expose more people to hacking, making, and the digital humanities. And they’re doing it on wheels. The group started the DH Maker Bus project as a way to get to the Digital Humanities 2013 conference in Nebraska this summer. In collaboration with community…

Blog: TechAlliance tours Fanshawe’s technology facilities

This blog post was written by Howie Chan, Business Analyst at TechAlliance. Late last week the Advisory Services team had a chance to tour the technology facilities at Fanshawe College with Industrial Research Chair John Makaran, and Anne-Marie DeCicco-Best, Government and Business Relations Advisor. It was a great opportunity for the team to see, first-hand,…

Member Spotlight: CarProof | June 2013

The monthly Member Spotlight is an opportunity to learn more about a leader at one of our member companies and showcase the company. This month, we spotlight Kevin Eaves, Chief Technology Officer with CarProof Vehicle History Reports. 1) What is your mobile device of choice, and why? I’m currently using the iPhone 5. I’ve always been impressed with…

Voices.com Celebrates 100,000th Voice Talent with New Responsive Website

Industry-leading Voices.com is celebrating the registration of its 100,000th voice talent member with the launch of a new website, rebuilt from the ground up. Part of the project included the implementation of “responsive design,” a design technique that accurately resizes the contents of a web page to any screen, regardless of its scope or device.…

Info-Tech Research Group purchases historic Masonic Temple in Toronto

TechAlliance member Info-Tech Research Group has purchased the historic Masonic Temple, host to music legends such as Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, and David Bowie. Info-Tech Research Group acquired the building from Bell Media. “It’s been a truly amazing year for us here at Info-Tech Research Group, and we’re so excited to make…