“While many founders of startups have some first-hand experience that spur them to build their companies, not many are as heartbreaking as Eric Dolan’s. In 2002, he contracted a flesh-eating disease in his leg. His mother had slipped discs in her back and had to have open back surgery—an issue that was complicated by her… Read more »
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“Perched atop the hospital’s Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, both iBest and the Biomedical Zone were designed as open-concept work spaces, to facilitate brainstorming and sharing of ideas among people from different fields”
“Some of the current ventures in the Biomedical Zone include companies exploring assistive devices for the mobility impaired, improved sanitization for portable healthcare electronics, advanced sensors that allows the medical team to control their operating room computers while scrubbed for surgery using simple hand gestures and high-fidelity procedure-specific surgical simulators that allow trainees to practice… Read more »
“Unlike other incubators, the Biomedical Zone provides a combination of business and clinical development and support, tailored to the needs of the inventors and entrepreneurs. The other differentiator, Dr. Maxwell said, is its location on a hospital campus and true equal partnership between Ryerson, a university with a strong reputation for technology and engineering, and… Read more »
“A 22,000 square foot lab called iBEST(the Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology) will house Ryerson University researchers, while Ryerson’s healthtech incubator, called the BioMedical Zone (BMZ), will house startups directly adjacent to iBEST. Startups working out of the BMZ will work in the software, information technology, wearables, sensors, and medical devices sectors, and… Read more »
“As governments across the country strive to find ways to bridge the gap between research and application, the partnership between Ryerson and St. Mike’s is an example of a grassroots effort driven by individuals rather than top-down policies or funding… Through a series of meetings where researchers from both institutions presented their work, the idea… Read more »
The Innovation Prize is a $10,000 and a $2,000 cash prize that is awarded to the two best social impact pitches that are presented at the 2016 Global Health & Innovation Conference. All conference registrants — both students and professionals, and both non-profit and for-profit organizations — are eligible to apply for the Innovation Prize…. Read more »
While many founders of startups have some first-hand experience that spur them to build their companies, not many are as heartbreaking as Eric Dolan’s. In 2002, he contracted a flesh-eating disease in his leg. His mother had slipped discs in her back and had to have open back surgery—an issue that was complicated by her… Read more »
A pair of high school students are developing a piece of potentially life-saving technology. The HeartWatch “is a 24/7 heart monitoring and analysis system,” according to HelpWear CEO André Bertram. It analyzes the electrical activity and pulse of the user’s heart. When it determines that the user is going to have a heart attack or is otherwise in distress,… Read more »
Three Canadian startups are relocating across the border in Buffalo, N.Y., for a year armed with an infusion of capital after emerging as finalists at 43North, the self-proclaimed “world’s largest business idea competition.”
Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, toured two Toronto technology labs and met with some budding entrepreneurs during his latest visit to Canada. Queen Elizabeth II’s youngest son arrived at Queen’s Park Tuesday morning, where he met Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. Prince Edward then toured the downtown Toronto office… Read more »
It doesn’t mean anything to us now … but wait until you’re in an extended-care senior’s home, your diaper is sopping wet and one aide is attending to 40 clients with the same problem!
Two Grade 12 students from Danforth Tech have invented a watch that tracks vital signs and can summon help in an emergency. Andre Bertram and Frank Nguyen created a health technology start-up for their watch-like device, called the HeartWatch. Bertram says their invention is different from other emergency devices.