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10th annual Synapse Competition Winners and Judges pose for a group photo on stage with Innovation Factory CEO David Carter

Hamilton, ON – March 23, 2023 – Yesterday, Innovation Factory’s Synapse Life Science Competition, Ontario’s premier life science pitch competition, announced the winners of over $100,000 in prizes at the 10th annual showcase event. After three years of virtual events, the competition was held in person for the first time since 2019, bringing together innovators, […]

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Vessl Prosthetics COO and Co-founder Oleksiy Zaika

This post was originally written by Jon Parsons for the University of Waterloo. Read the original article here. A Velocity health-technology startup is designing a new kind of self-adjusting socket for prosthetics. The company, Vessl Prosthetics, identified a common concern for many amputees who use prostheses – poor socket fit. As Vessl’s CEO and co-founder […]

This article was originally published by Canada Venture on March 22, 2023. Read the original article here. In a world where information is king, access to vital information can be the difference between feeling in control and feeling lost. TAMVOES Health, a digital wellness and health platform based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, is on a […]

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This article was originally published by Sarah Kelsey for ventureLAB, on March 20, 2023. To say Vivek Burhanpurkar, the CEO of Cyberworks Robotics, knows what he’s doing when it comes to autonomous vehicles is a bit of an understatement. When he was at the University of Toronto, he wrote the world’s first thesis paper on […]

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Lianna Genovese of ImaginAble Solutions

This article was originally published by AGE-WELL on March 7th, 2023. Read the original article here. It was during a university class project in 2018 that Lianna Genovese came up with the idea for Guided Hands™, a mechanical device that helps people with limited hand mobility to reignite lost passions like painting. “We were introduced […]

Finally, Canadians have access to comprehensive obesity treatment. Obesity is a complex and real medical condition, requiring comprehensive treatment. Effective treatment exists, yet Canadians are left without access to the treatment they deserve. HAMILTON, ON: Today, the Medical Weight Management Centre of Canada (MWM) is excited to announce the launch of their virtual weight management […]

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Innovation Factory Haltech and Movement51 announce partnership to support women founders and investors in tech and innovation

Hamilton, ON – Business accelerators, Innovation Factory, Haltech, and Movement51 are thrilled to announce their strategic partnership, underscoring their commitment to supporting women founders and investors in the technology and innovation space. Women-led businesses face unique challenges that can make it more difficult for them to access capital, build networks, overcome gender bias, and balance […]

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Amol Karnick, CEO of KA Imaging shows off their X-ray detector

This article was originally published by Kevin Crowley for Communitech, on February 10, 2023. Read the original article here. A Waterloo company is working with Grand River Hospital (GRH) to improve patient outcomes with a portable X-ray detector that provides health-care workers with high-quality images right at the bedside. KA Imaging and GRH are collaborating […]

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Innovation Factory's unique idea Fund Cohort contributing to a greener economy

Written by Jen Brignall-Strong What does a cleaner, “greener” future look like? While some might envision fields of solar panels and wind farms, the businesses in Innovation Factory’s inaugural i.d.e.a Fund cohort have other things in mind—like more efficient, digitized livestock processes, a workforce of construction drones in the sky and even crickets in space. […]