The University of Toronto's news site has posted a brief snapshot of Toronto's entrepreneurial scene, highlighting the university's historical and current innovative strengths.
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Entrepreneurs don’t have to be in Silicon Valley to become the next great business success story. Toronto now ranks fourth among the world’s top 25 start-up ecosystems, according to Start-up Genome, a project that maps the success rates of start-ups. Toronto ranks just behind Silicon Valley, New York City and London. (more…)
OtoSim Inc., a MaRS Innovation spin-off company, made its debut on Business News Network’s The Pitchon June 1, 2012.
Louis Hui, OtoSim’s business development manager, had 90 seconds to pitch OtoSim™ — an integrated educational system that dynamically and interactively teaches how to accurately diagnose ear diseases — to The Pitch’s panel of financiers and experts. (more…)
OtoSim Inc., a MaRS Innovation spin-off company, is taping an appearance on Business News Network’s The Pitch on May 22, 2012.
Louis Hui, OtoSim’s business development manager, will have 90 seconds to pitch OtoSim™ — an integrated educational system that dynamically and interactively teaches how to accurately diagnose ear diseases — to The Pitch’s panel of financiers and experts. (more…)
Dr. Raphael Hofstein, president and CEO of MaRS Innovation, spoke to the Canadian International Council about the importance of protecting intellectual property as an important component in commercializing Canadian technologies.
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Government could be extremely helpful if they created special funds dedicated to covering the costs of patent protection.
A discovery that could help millions of diabetics worldwide is the subject of a lucrative pharmaceutical deal that will enrich the Toronto hospital that created it - part of a growing trend of selling science to help shore up Canada's troubled health-care system.
Tuesday's agreement between Sanofi-Aventis and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on a wound-healing molecule demonstrates how entrepreneurial hospitals can become when the very sustainability of medicare is in question.
But the licensing deal with one of the world's biggest drug companies ...