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…

SAS helps Canadian SMBs gain competitive edge through Info-Tech Research Group

TORONTO, June 5, 2012 /CNW/ – As mountains of customer data and increasing competition continue to overwhelm many small and medium businesses (SMBs), SAS and Info-Tech Research Group have combined efforts to provide companies with information and resources to help them become more competitive. The two companies are creating an extensive wealth of information and…

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You’ve probably noticed that we’ve refreshed our site with a new look. But along with keeping you up to date on TechAlliance services and programs, we’re enhancing our site’s focus to emphasize tech industry news and resources. Bookmark this site and check back on a regular basis to find posts on the home page highlighting…

Government of Canada announces three new research networks

Montreal, Quebec, May 30, 2012— New research networks will advance the care available to elderly patients, boost the production of sustainable biofuels and improve our ability to respond to marine emergencies or environmental changes. The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology, today announced $73.8  million over five years to support three new Networks…

The Games Institute receives $5.8 in funding to study gaming

Professor Neil Randall and The Games Institute at the University of Waterloo has received $5.8 million from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to fun research projects over the next seven years in partnership with six post secondary schools in Canada and the US, as well as industry partners.

MaRS Future Leaders entrepreneurship boot-camp accepting teen applicants

MaRS Discovery District is looking for students between the ages of 13 and 15 who are eager to become tomorrow’s leaders… Applications are now open for an entrepreneurship boot camp this summer at MaRS Discovery District. During this one-week session, the students will invent and test an original business idea and learn skills critical to…

Ontario Brain Institute announces a new Entrepreneurs Program

The Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) is deploying an innovative initiative to fund and support scientists (e.g., neurotechnology, science or engineering) in entrepreneurial/commercialization opportunities and to ultimately establish neuroscience-related companies in Ontario. The OBI will help the successful candidates to focus full-time over a one-year program on activities related to a neuroscience-based commercialization opportunity, e.g., initiate…

Western on cloud nine with IBM, government partnership

Western University announced the formation of a new Ontario-based multi-million dollar research and development computing network today with its partners, the Governments of Canada and Ontario, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the University of Toronto. One of the primary nodes for the newly formed Southern Ontario Smart Computing and Innovation Platform (SOSCIP) is Western’s Shared Hierarchical…

2012 Techcellence Award Winners

During the Gearing up for Growth Conference, TechAlliance presented the first annual Techcellence Awards, honouring the excellence of tech entrepreneurs, start-ups and established tech companies in London and Southwestern, Ontario. The Innovation Award was presented to Pulse InfoFrame, with CTO Ali Hamou accepting. Nominees for this award were evaluated based on the creativity of their innovations…