Blog: Battered ships – lessons from RIM and Nokia

This post was contributed by Howie Chan, Business Analyst at TechAlliance. If you’ve read the business section of any newspaper lately, you’ve probably realized that RIM and Nokia are currently struggling to retain market share in the globally competitive mobile device industry. Lacking strategic options, efficiency and creativity, some analysts have even argued that innovation…

Share your job experience through job shadowing

Is your organization interested in: Getting an up-close look at the skill set of Western’s emerging talent? Showcasing upcoming volunteer or employment opportunities? Engaging with young minds interested in your field? Solidifying your brand among Western’s best and brightest? Making connections with faculty and staff at Western to build future partnerships? If you answered yes…

Critical Outcome Technologies Inc. and Western University sign commercial collaboration agreement

London, Ontario (September 6, 2012): Critical Outcome Technologies Inc. (COTI) (TSX Venture: COT) announced today that Western University (Western) has engaged COTI in a commercial collaboration to discover and advance potential therapies designed to minimize Central Nervous System (CNS) scarring following trauma or stroke. Under this engagement COTI will utilize its proprietary technology CHEMSAS® to discover and optimize novel…

eProf featured on BNN’s The Pitch

Trevor Koverko, CEO of TechAlliance client eProf, appeared on The Pitch on the Business News Network to pitch his virtual learning platform. Check out the video link below to see Trevor’s pitch and to learn how eProf plans to alter the online learning space. http://www.bnnprodown.com.edgesuite.net/2012/08/31/20120831_TP_3.mp4

Photos from the August 2012 Startup Drinks

Thanks to everyone who came out to Startup Drinks on August 29. It’s great to see so many people talking about tech entrepreneurship in our community, and to be able to work with passionate people and organizations like BizInc. Startup Drinks is a monthly event, taking place on the last Wednesday of each month. You…

Level-Up funding awarded to two TechAlliance clients

TechAlliance is pleased to announce that two of our Advisory Services clients were selected to receive funding through the MaRS Level-Up program. Pulse Infoframe and ENT Simulation Technologies Inc. will be using the funding to complete strategic projects over the next four months. Ali Hamou believes that Level-Up will enable Pulse Infoframe to attract strategic investors. “The Level-Up funding will allow…

Sanofi Pasteur Healthcare & Biotech Venture Challenge 2012

Do you have an innovative product or service technology for the Healthcare, Biotech, or Life Sciences sector? Would you like some help and guidance at evaluating the commercial potential of your technology? Would you like to get some exposure for your product? Would you like to compete for cash prizes? Sanofi Pasteur Healthcare & Biotechnology…

EyeLook gets green light on The Mufflerman solution

EyeLook Media Inc. has announced a partnership agreement with the The Mufflerman. Following a successful pilot project which involved launching in-house digital signage solutions at three London, Ontario locations for The Mufflerman, EyeLook Media has expanded the digital signage solutions into 13 locations which service areas across southwestern Ontario. EyeLook Media will begin installations at…

Rebranding and Digital Echidna featured in August’s Business London

For our article in Business London this month, we spoke to Andrew McClenaghan about the process of turning Echidna Solutions into the new Digital Echidna. It was more than just a name change, it was a refocusing of the entire business. Read the article in this month’s issue.  

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…