MaRS Innovation

MaRS Innovation

MaRS Innovation (MI) is the commercialization agent for the exceptional discovery pipeline from 16 leading Ontario academic institutions. As a single-entry point to total member research activity of $1 billion in annual research and development, MI provides an easy gateway for investors and licensees who wish to gain access to technology assets in Ontario. Supported by the Government of Canada through the Networks of Centres of Excellence, by the Government of Ontario through the Ontario Centres of Excellence, and by its member institutions, MI is a transformational partnership that turns research strengths into real commercial opportunities. MI's portfolio includes the most promising assets and advances commercialization into global markets through industry partnerships, licensing and company creation.

Startup, Accelerators & Incubators

News on MaRS Innovation

BlueDot Raises Series A Round to Track Global Spread of Infectious Diseases
BlueDot, a Toronto-based social benefit corporation founded by Dr. Kamran Khan, an infectious disease physician and scientist, tracks and predicts the global spread of infectious diseases. BlueDot... more
Canada’s Startup Communities Shining Brighter Than the California Sun
Silicon Valley may be the first place that comes to mind when you think of tech startups, but when considering resources, financial support, and a welcoming atmosphere, Canada has been steadily... more
BDC Capital Announces $500,000 Convertible Notes for Canadian Healthtech Startups
BDC Capital's longstanding convertible notes program has undoubtedly been a boon to Canada's startup ecosystem: the through the program, the firm has invested a total of $11 million into more than... more
TechWomen Canada Program Selects 21 Women-led Companies for Silicon Valley Visit
TechWomen Canada has announced the companies that have been accepted into the TechWomen Canada program in San Francisco, running May 13 to 16. TechWomen Canada is run by the Canadian Consulate... more
Waterloo's ClevrU Acquires Toronto's NewMindsets to Advance Online Education Market
Waterloo's ClevrU Corporation today announced that it has acquired Toronto's NewMindsets Inc., a company founded by two Schulich School of Business professors that has provided educational content... more
MaRS Innovation Receives $15 million to Commercialize Canadian Innovation
The Networks of Centres of Excellence has awarded MaRS Innovation just under $15 million in funding through the Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research program. MaRS Innovation,... more
Canadian Startup Partners with Business School to Tackle Next-Gen Online Education Market
A new partnership between ClevrU and NewMindsets, facilitated by MaRS Innovation and York University's commercialization office, promises to establish the second-generation online learning standard... more
MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund Joins Communitech's Hyperdrive Program
Communitech announced this morning that it has added the MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund as a funding partner in its Hyperdrive program. Part of the Ontario Network of Excellence, IAF is funded... more
App Developer Boon: Vancouver's Wavefront Gives Toronto's MaRS Mobile Handset Library
Vancouver-based Wavefront is providing Toronto-based MaRS Commons with a mobile handset library consisting of the most popular handsets available. Now, wireless application developers in Toronto no... more
MaRS Joins Accelerator Trend and Launches JOLT
MaRS today announced the creation of JOLT, a new technology accelerator dedicated to building high-growth web and mobile companies that promise to transform the way consumers and enterprises... more
MaRS Launches Canada's First Early Stage Cleantech Venture Fund
MaRS Discovery District in Toronto has launched Canada's "first dedicated early-stage cleantech venture fund." Called the MaRS Cleantech Fund LP, it "ushers in a new model in early-stage technology... more

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