MaRS announces new VP, Systems Innovation and Program Director of MaRS Solutions Lab, Alex Ryan

MaRS Discovery District today announced that Alex Ryan has joined MaRS as the new VP, Systems Innovation and Program Director of MaRS Solutions Lab, replacing Joeri van den Steenhoven, who is stepping down after leading the initiative for four years.

Canada’s largest health investor conference spotlights Toronto’s booming health industry

On the heels of a record-breaking year for investment in Canadian life science companies, over 200 international investors will descend on Toronto to scout startup innovation at RESI on MaRS, Canada’s largest health investor conference.

MaRS announces refinancing of its West Tower through private-sector support

MaRS Discovery District today announced that it has completed a significant private financing of its West Tower.

MaRS and NTT DATA partner to connect Canadian startups to Japanese market

MaRS Discovery District, a Toronto-based innovation hub, and NTT DATA, a leading IT services provider headquartered in Tokyo, today announced a partnership to provide a new platform for Canadian startups seeking to grow their market share in Japan.

Venture North draws top North American investors to Toronto during TIFF

As celebrity-scouters flock the red carpet, top American venture capitalists will descend on the Toronto-Waterloo corridor today to scout promising Canadian technology at the Venture North conference.

MaRS announces program to facilitate the procurement of innovative health technologies

Today, MaRS Discovery District launched Innovation Partnership: Procurement by Co-Design, a program designed to accelerate the development of technological breakthroughs by Ontario’s health ventures and facilitate their procurement within the Ontario public health system.

Morgan Solar secures $10 million to market high-efficiency solar panels

Today, Morgan Solar Inc. announced $10 million in funding led by ArcTern Ventures, a venture capital fund developed in partnership with MaRS Discovery District that provides early-stage capital to companies in the cleantech sector. This is the second round of financing by ArcTern Ventures in Morgan Solar.

MaRS C Suite officially opens its doors with founding partner CIBC and new tenants Manulife and Moneris

Today, MaRS announces the official opening of its corporate innovation district, the MaRS C Suite, with its founding sponsor CIBC. Located in the heart of the MaRS Centre, the suite acts as a bridge between corporate leaders and entrepreneurs.

MaRS announces CEO Ilse Treurnicht to step down at next AGM, June 2017

MaRS announces CEO Ilse Treurnicht to step down at next AGM, June 2017

TORONTO, June 8, 2016 — MaRS Discovery District announced today that its Chief Executive Officer, Ilse Treurnicht, who has led the organization for almost 12 years, has decided to step down at the next annual general meeting in June 2017.

Studio Y youth fellowship launches recruitment, announces new part-time structure

TORONTO, May 12, 2016 – Today Studio Y, Ontario’s leadership institute for young professionals, opened applications for the program’s 8-month fellowship based at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. Each year, Studio Y selects 25 young people under 29 to participate in the fellowship. During the program participants build their leadership skills; gain experience working on … Read More

Johnson & Johnson Innovation opens JLABS @ Toronto

22 resident companies selected for novel life science ecosystem featuring digital prototype lab and collaborative work environment.

Statement: Toronto embraces innovation by adopting new rules for ground transportation

Yesterday, Toronto City Council adopted new rules that enable innovation for ground transportation. This is an important step forward. The adopted proposal supports the greater public interest by reducing the burden on existing operators while providing more transportation options to city residents and visitors. A workable solution was found that follows a balanced approach, as … Read More

Nearly 200 cleantech CEOs send Prime Minister Trudeau a strong message for an innovative, sustainable economy

CEOs from nearly 200 cleantech companies and investors across Canada signed a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with recommendations on how the Canadian government can accelerate economic growth, job creation and environmental benefits.

MaRS Collaborates with Life Science Nation and Johnson & Johnson Innovation to Host RESI in Toronto

MaRS is collaborating with Life Science Nation and Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS to bring the RESI on MaRS Conference to Toronto on June 23, 2016.

Statement: MaRS Solutions Lab applauds the City of Toronto’s support of innovation in ground transportation

The draft recommendations made today by the City of Toronto mark a critical step in increasing public transportation options. The emphasis on supporting solutions that reduce burden on existing operators and provide more public value align with our report: Shifting Perspectives Redesigning Regulations for the Sharing Economy. Cities are the main places where the rise … Read More

MaRS Solutions Lab releases report on the sharing economy

In a new approach to policy-making, MaRS Solutions Lab convened stakeholders from across society to participate in designing regulations that create public value, support innovation and reduce administrative burden. TORONTO, March 31, 2016 – In 2015, more than 375,000 people stayed in Airbnb accommodations while visiting Ontario. Today, Uber claims to have 15,000 driver-partners in … Read More

MaRS announces first members of the MaRS Solutions Lab Advisory Board

Newly appointed advisors will bring cross-sector expertise to MaRS Solutions Lab. TORONTO, March 29, 2016 – MaRS Discovery District is proud to announce the establishment of the MaRS Solutions Lab Advisory Board and the appointment of its first members. “MaRS Solutions Lab brings together stakeholders from across society to collaborate to solve complex challenges,” said … Read More

MaRS Catalyst Fund, backed by Virgin Unite Canada, to begin investing in business as a force for good

A new Canadian investment fund that puts people and planet alongside profits is about to make its first investments, providing an important source of capital to businesses that are helping to solve entrenched social problems.

MaRS Studio Y announces the inaugural National Youth Leadership and Innovation Strategy Summit

TORONTO, March 16, 2016 – MaRS Studio Y is spearheading the inaugural National Youth Leadership and Innovation Strategy Summit, bringing together top young leaders and innovative organizations from across the country to architect the first national plan for engaging youth leaders to strengthen Canada’s economic competitiveness. The summit, scheduled on April 29 and 30 at … Read More

Innovative partnership signed between clean technology organizations in British Columbia, Québec and Ontario

VANCOUVER, March 3, 2016 — The BC Cleantech CEO Alliance, Ecotech Québec and MaRS Cleantech have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to coordinate efforts to promote clean technologies, combat climate change and contribute to a strong, diverse sustainable economy. This agreement is the first of its kind in Canada and represents a significant step forward in … Read More

Applications live for Startup Next Toronto (#NextTO)

Intensive program has helped more than 50 startups get into top accelerators and raise more than $40 million TORONTO, March 3, 2016 — Applications are live for the spring cohort of Startup Next Toronto, produced in partnership with MaRS Discovery District, The Working Group (TWG) and the City of Toronto. Startup Next Toronto, powered by … Read More

Klass Capital relocates to MaRS

Klass Capital, a private equity firm that invests in enterprise software companies, is relocating to MaRS Discovery District. The firm selected MaRS as its new home to take advantage of the centre’s technology community, networking events and innovation expertise. Quick facts: Klass’ enterprise software investment focus fits with MaRS’ clusters, particularly within Financial Technology and … Read More

Canada House: A new landing pad for Canadian startups visiting Silicon Valley

Short-term co-working space and services will help entrepreneurs penetrate the American market and provide a hub for the Canadian tech ecosystem in the San Francisco Bay Area First major collaboration between Toronto and Waterloo innovation hubs will assist regional startups in global expansion SAN FRANCISCO, January 25, 2016 – MaRS Discovery District, Communitech, University of … Read More

Manulife and MaRS announce partnership dedicated to financial technology innovation

TORONTO, November 23, 2015 – Manulife has partnered with MaRS Discovery District, continuing to transform how it connects with customers worldwide by collaborating with innovators and startups on forward-thinking solutions. Manulife will be a part of MaRS’ FinTech Cluster, and will join companies like Airbnb, Facebook Canada, Moneris, PayPal and other startups at the centre. … Read More

NRStor and MaRS partner to drive energy innovation in remote communities

TORONTO, November 20, 2015 – NRStor and the Advanced Energy Centre (AEC) at MaRS Discovery District announced today a new partnership formalizing ongoing collaboration to advance energy storage in Ontario and create global opportunities for Ontario’s energy entrepreneurs. Both the AEC and NRStor recognize that the renewal of Canada’s remote off-grid energy systems pose an … Read More

Autodesk is moving to MaRS

The global 3D design company is taking over two floors plus a unique street-level experimental space focused on the future of making things.

Background information: Autodesk in Toronto

Autodesk’s vision is to help people imagine, design and create a better world. Over 170 million designers, engineers and visual artists subscribe to Autodesk’s desktop and cloud-based software to solve problems and create the things around us that make a better world. For more than 30 years, Autodesk software has helped designers, architects, engineers, visual … Read More

MaRS teams up with Cyberport to bridge markets in Asia and Canada for fintech startups

MaRS and Cyberport, an innovation hub based in Hong Kong, today announced a new partnership, with a focus on driving financial technology (fintech) innovation and entrepreneurship in Hong Kong and Canada.

Lekan Olawoye joins MaRS Discovery District as Program Director of Studio Y

MaRS Discovery District today announced that Lekan Olawoye has joined MaRS as Program Director, Studio Y.

MaRS team embarks on mission to Asia

MaRS Discovery District’s CEO and a team of executives are traveling to Asia with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to expand existing relationships and form new partnerships with innovation hubs across the region.

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