Blog: 3D printing comes to London

This post was written by Alec Miller, Manager of Measured Innovation, at TechAlliance On November 22, TechAlliance, in conjunction with Javelin Technologies and two design collaborators, ran a new event called Print Your Part. Held at Windermere Manor, the event was designed to give TechAlliance clients and the regional technology community the chance to learn…

Blog: DIY – How to build a mobile application

This blog was posted by Howie Chan, Business Analyst at TechAlliance Many entrepreneurs with a mobile app idea often hit a hurdle early in the development process and scramble to find a developer (see my blog “I need a developer – now!” for tips and tricks on finding talent). The problem may be systemic, attributed…

Nominations are now open for the Techcellence Awards

TechAlliance is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Techcellence Awards, recognizing the best of our regional tech community in Growth, Innovation and Community Engagement. Companies wishing to submit themselves for the Techcellence Awards should complete the appropriate online nomination process for the Growth, Innovation and Community Engagement award. This year, we have also opened up…

Member Spotlight: 2A3 Group | November 2012

The monthly Spotlight is an opportunity to learn more about a leader, innovator or entrepreneur in the tech community. This month, we spotlight Maureen Harrison of 2A3Group. Who do you look to for inspiration, in business or your personal life? My first boss when I got into the recruiting business – Ivars. He was like…

Blog: Pharma and IP: a necessary evil?

This post was written by Deniz Temelli, Business Analyst at TechAlliance. Earlier this week, I attended the monthly TechAlliance Breakfast Club with speaker David Canton and learned about IP and copyright laws for the music industry and online photo content. From David’s comments, it was clear that each industry has its own issues with IP,…

Blog: “I need a developer – now!”

This post was written by Howie Chan, Business Analyst at TechAlliance. One of the most common problems mobile start-up companies face today is the difficulty of finding good developers. Particularly, London (Ontario) doesn’t seem to have a booming mobile community. So where can you find talent in the Forest City? Here are a few ideas:…

Guest Blog: DIG London 2012

This guest blog was written by Trisha Beausaert, Marketing & Communications, LEDC London is quickly emerging as a centre for the digital interactive and gaming sector. With expertise in digital interactive game development, website publishing, content creation, robotics, artificial intelligence, and mobile applications, London is becoming a niche market. It is for this reason that London is attracting…

Blog: The importance of maintaining accurate client metrics

This blog post was written by Ian Haase, Vice President, Advisory Services at TechAlliance. At TechAlliance, we spend a great deal of time monitoring and tracking the progress our clients make along the commercialization pathway. How our resources impact the development of tech companies is essential, because this helps us to ensure we are delivering…

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…

Member Spotlight: Simalam | October 2012

The monthly Spotlight is an opportunity to learn more about a leader, innovator or entrepreneur in the tech community. This month, we spotlight Adam Malamis of Simalam. What is your mobile device of choice, and why? I love my iPad. Great way to digest information and keep connected. Who do you look to for inspiration,…