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Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners – TIAP – specializes in  venture building of

early-stage health science technologies emerging from our members.

TIAP was formerly MaRS Innovation

Our Members
TIAP’s portfolio draws from the University of Toronto, seven teaching hospitals and two research institutes. Learn more about our members.
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Work With Us
Through our member-exclusive funding programs and services, TIAP works with founders to bring their health science technologies to market faster.
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Recent News

FedDev Ontario Funding Support – Portfolio Investments

On October 9, 2020, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, then Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) announced a FedDev …

Highly Positive Results from PoC Phase 1b trial of ZT-01 – Type 1 Diabetes

Zucara Therapeutics announced highly positive results from its proof-of-concept Phase 1b trial of ZT-01 in people with Type 1 diabetes (“T1D”). Please see the press release here. Why this news is important:

This trial confirms ZT-01’s mechanism of action in restoring …

Phenotips Raises $2.5M in First Round of Financing

Our startup company, Phenotips (formerly Gene42), announced in September, 2021, that it raised C$2.5M in its first round of financing. TIAP was an early investor and most recently, in this round, participated with additional …

Roadmap for an Integrated Life Sciences Ecosystem In Ontario

LSO – Life Sciences Ontario – prepared an in-depth and informative report on the importance of the life science sector in Ontario. TIAP was one of the endorsing organizations. The report was published in …

TIAP shifted my perspective from BlueDot's research to its potential as a global business. They worked with me to incorporate the company, develop a business plan and model suitable for a social enterprise, and hire key talent, while supporting me through BlueDot’s early stages of growth and development.
Kamran Khan, MD, MPH
Founder / BlueDot
TIAP understood the value of my invention and saw its potential when others didn’t (they’re starting to now!). I’m grateful for the investment and mentoring I received through the UTEST program.
James Colliander, PhD
Co-Founder / Crowdmark
The UTEST program and TIAP have been fantastic for TrendMD; we would not be where we are today without them. Both from a strategic and financial perspective, UTEST definitely served as the initial spark that was crucial for getting us off the ground.
Paul Kudlow, MD
Founder / TrendMD
TIAP’s unique ecosystem allows innovators and researchers to keep the high impact of their innovation while enabling it with frameworks for commercialization. Their dedicated expert team allowed us to launch, structure and scale our company both in Canada and in the rest of the world while allowing us to maintain our research and academic mandates.
Hossein Rahnama, PhD
Founder / Flybits
TIAP was a vital partner as we refined our technology, our business model and our go-to-market strategy. Without their support, and the support of UTEST, we would not be in the position we are today.
Craig Boutilier, PhD
Co-Founder / Granata Decision Systems