Resource Strapped? This could be a Great Thing for Your Start-Up!

By Saadia Muzaffar @ThisTechGirl The most common hurdle that all start-ups are concerned about is the lack of resources. Typically money and/or talent. And a lot of start-ups claim to have fizzled out because the right amount of capital and or talent wasn’t injected at the right time. And while that may be very true,… Continue reading Resource Strapped? This could be a Great Thing for Your Start-Up!

100 Years Ago, This is What an American Civil Engineer Predicted Technology Would Be Like Today

By Knowlton Thomas In 1911, cars and the telephone were new, bleeding-edge technology. And back then, like at any single point in history, guessing what any aspect of the world would be like in a century’s time was a daunting—nay, impossible—task. Still, American civil engineer John Elfreth Watkins Jr. attempted just that. He wrote an… Continue reading 100 Years Ago, This is What an American Civil Engineer Predicted Technology Would Be Like Today

Government of Canada Invests in Skills Development to Help Canadian Manufacturers Compete Globally

For immediate release January 23, 2012 London, Ontario — Bev Shipley, Member of Parliament for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced today an investment of up to $5 million that will allow manufacturing workers in southern Ontario to benefit from advanced skills… Continue reading Government of Canada Invests in Skills Development to Help Canadian Manufacturers Compete Globally

De-Risk the Bet on Innovation

By Pam Banks Jobs and the economy are a prevalent topic of discussion at dinner tables and board room tables around the country. Local Mississauga MP’s joined a round table discussion with Hon. Peter Van Loan, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and local business leaders recently.  The conversation focused on how… Continue reading De-Risk the Bet on Innovation

The New Face of Biotechnology – Trending the Pharma Industry

By Omer Gulzar To kick off the New Year, Savino DiPasquale, Vice-President of Business Development and Corporate Planning for GSK, provided an overview of pharmaceutical industry trends from the perspective of a leading global multi-national firm. This event was hosted by Life Science Ontario at the GlaxoSmithKline headquarters in Mississauga Ontario on the 18 of January.… Continue reading The New Face of Biotechnology – Trending the Pharma Industry

Searching for that New Product? 30 Advanced Manufacturers Take The First Step

By Neil Menezes Looking to grow your advanced manufacturing business? All you need is a good idea for a new product or way of doing something differently. It’s not nearly as easy as it sounds. But for the approximately 30 advanced manufacturers gathered last week for the first of six Innovate > Forward sessions, many… Continue reading Searching for that New Product? 30 Advanced Manufacturers Take The First Step

Jan 25 – Ontario Smart Grid Opportunities in the Electrical Utility Sector

Event Date: January 25th, 2012 Event Time: 8:00 AM (ET) Event Details To become smart grid leaders, Ontario needs to effect a transformation in a risk-averse environment. To do so, the province needs not only to advance its electricity infrastructure but also embrace a long-term and global vision. This breakfast panel brings together diverse energy-sector… Continue reading Jan 25 – Ontario Smart Grid Opportunities in the Electrical Utility Sector

How well do you know your target market?

By Marielle Voksepp You’ve probably made certain assumptions about your target market. How do you validate them? At last week’s Entrepreneurship 101 lecture, market research experts Usha Srinivasan of MaRS and Daniel Colquhoun of Frost & Sullivan introduced the basics of market research and analysis. Their presentation covered the following topics: concept evaluation, packaging and pricing, messaging… Continue reading How well do you know your target market?

Harper Government invests in export-oriented manufacturers

Reposted from FedDev For immediate release January 10, 2012 Vineland Station, Ontario — The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, accompanied by Dean Allison, Member of Parliament for Niagara West-Glanbrook, announced today that the Government of Canada will invest in helping manufacturers across southern Ontario… Continue reading Harper Government invests in export-oriented manufacturers

Jan 23 – Feb 10, 2012- Innovative Sweden

Innovative Sweden January 23 – February 10, 2012 MaRS Discovery District Sweden and Canada have much in common—both countries have relatively small populations, advanced economies and an expanding relationship in technology innovation. Throughout its three-week run, this event will highlight groundbreaking products from promising Swedish startups in the fields of IT and Communications, Clean Technology,… Continue reading Jan 23 – Feb 10, 2012- Innovative Sweden