Why Canada needs to extend flow-through shares to the innovation sector now - Cantech Letter
Flow-through shares (“FTS”) are a uniquely Canadian innovation. The structure is a key driver in bringing risk capital and the resource sector together. The Canadian government introduced the flow-through share instrument over 60 years ago via the Income Tax Act. A flow-through share provides tax incentives to investors by enabling resource companies to “flow through” …
Look to Toronto, not India, for tech talent
Throughout the ’90s, software development executives have considered offshore development as part of their cost management strategy to keep spending down. They did this by outsourcing many functions and projects to Ukraine, India, Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina, or Russia. On Friday morning last week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it had already reached its congressionally mandated threshold of 85,000 visas for the new fiscal year, so we could see a massive bump in offshoring.
Right Turn: Sightings of innovation in Canada - Signals Blog
If you are a knowledge worker, it may seem as though "innovation" is on everyone's lips these days. First, Canadians saw Industry Canada renamed Innovation, Science and Economic Development when Prime Minister Trudeau unveiled his first cabinet. Then, Budget 2017, titled "building a strong middle class" could have had "the innovation budget" as its working title.
FemSTEM! The Next 100 Years
Are you a woman trying to break into the health innovation sector? Join us for our second FemSTEM event where we will set out priorities and needs for Women in Health Innovation. What kinds of services, training and networks do you need access to? Join us for a design and priority setting session, facilitated by Adriana Ieraci and Huda Idress, on Tuesday May 25 at 9am. At our last FemSTEM we had some great suggestiond on where to take this group, so now lets plan! Some of the ideas were: creating a network of womrn service providers (designers, engineers, etc) that we can easily call-on when needed provide a space for women to practice their public speaking and pitching skills specialized coaching and training The Health Innovation Hub has resources to put towards these kinds of initiatives for women in health innovation, so come out and let us know what you need! 263 McCaul St, Rm 120
$225M BlueRock Therapeutics "monster" a magnet for Canada’s biotech sector
Leveraging Toronto's ability to research, manufacture and commercialize a breakthrough therapy is drawing others to the table
EXCITE Information Session
Calling all health technology innovators! Trying to sell your medical device, software or diagnostic tests to hospitals and policy makers is tough. We understand. Not only do you have to prove that your technology is safe and does what it should, you also have to show how it stacks up against current practices in effectiveness and cost, AND you have to find people who are willing to give you a chance and try out your technology. Getting this right takes a lot of time and money. We can help. The MaRS Excellence in Clinical Innovation and Technology Evaluation (EXCITE) program is a collaboration between a range of stakeholders in the health system that work together to help innovative health technologies get to market faster and improve patient outcomes in Ontario and around the world. At the end of the program, companies will have a robust evidence package, called the EXCITE core evidentiary bundle, that they can use for both Health Canada licensing and reimbursement and purchasing reviews. Getting the data...
How Trump Is Helping Canada Beat America
There’s no country better poised to welcome Silicon Valley's diverse group of innovators than America's northern neighbor: Oh, Canada.
JLABS @ Toronto One Year Anniversary Special: Putting Canada on the Map
JLABS @ Toronto is celebrating our One Year Anniversary with two compelling panels that will tackle some key questions on how we can continue the success the past year has brought. Canada has recently become home to global companies such as Autodesk, Johnson & Johnson, Bayer Inc. and LEO Innovation Lab. How can we keep this momentum going? For the first panel of the day, hear from the senior leaders of these companies about why they chose to expand to Canada, what success looks like for them, what problems have they found or foresee, and how we can work together to bring more global companies to Canada. Next, we bring you five Canadian healthcare investors to discuss their different strategies. We will take a deeper dive into what needs to be done in order for Canada to continue to have healthcare technology success stories. The group will touch upon how we can support healthcare entrepreneurs better, what is and is not working and the gaps we need to fill in order for these early-stage companies t...
CellAegis Devices Announces US$9.5 Million Financing to Support Clinical and Regulatory Advancement of its autoRIC® Device
TORONTO, March 14, 2017- CellAegis Devices Announces US$9.5 Million Financing to Support Clinical and Regulatory Advancement of its autoRIC® Device.
Lucky Iron Fish Gains Place in Prestigious Solve Community
Skip to Content Lucky Iron Fish Gains Place in Prestigious Solve Community March 13, 2017 Toronto, Ontario (March 13, 2017) – After successfully pitching at Solve at the United Nations in the Chro...
Financial Firms Set to Announce Canada Business Growth Fund
Minimum C$500 million fund to be unveiled as soon as Thursday Aim is to help nation's small and medium companies expand Canada's biggest financial firms are set to unveil as soon as Thursday a new fund worth at least C$500 million ($372 million) to help small- and medium-sized companies expand, according to people familiar with the plans.