A Statement by the MaRS Board of Directors

MaRS was founded in 2001 by a visionary group of business, academic and community leaders. They took that action with one goal in view: to accelerate the development of knowledge-based businesses in Canada. Since its inception, MaRS has supported the … Continued

Press Kit

The MaRS Press Kit provides backgrounders, leadership biographies and other supporting materials for MaRS Discovery District.

MaRS announces appointment of prominent energy entrepreneur as Managing Director of its Advanced Energy Centre

Toronto, July 21, 2014 – MaRS Discovery District is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Dizy as Managing Director of its Advanced Energy Centre (AEC). “I am delighted that Ron has decided to join the Advanced Energy Centre,” said … Continued

Proteocyte Diagnostics joins MaRS’ SVX impact investing platform

TORONTO, July 15, 2014 – Proteocyte Diagnostics, a company with a unique test for early identification of oral cancers, announced today that it has officially joined MaRS’ SVX (Social Venture Connexion). Proteocyte Diagnostics Inc. is a Canadian molecular diagnostics company … Continued

Innovation Law Clinic for tech startups launches in partnership with Norton Rose Fulbright and MaRS

New clinic to provide strategic legal support free of charge to MaRS ICT venture clients Toronto, June 26, 2014 – MaRS Discovery District is excited to announce the launch of a new Innovation Law Clinic in partnership with Norton Rose … Continued

MaRS and Saint Elizabeth accelerate ventures impacting health and well-being

Saint Elizabeth announces new relationships with graduates of Ontario’s first social venture accelerator Toronto, June 18, 2014 – Impact8, Ontario’s first accelerator for social purpose businesses, marked the close of its second cohort with a special announcement from national health … Continued

Backgrounder on MaRS

MaRS was founded in 2001 by a group of visionary business, academic and community leaders. They had one goal in view: to accelerate the development of knowledge-based businesses in Canada. Since its inception, MaRS has supported the commercialization of breakthrough … Continued

MaRS statement

MaRS has an economic mandate with support and engagement both provincially and federally. MaRS was conceived in 2001 as a not-for-profit and operates as a public-private partnership. Phase 1 of the MaRS Centre opened in 2005, and is fully leased … Continued

MaRS hosts global leaders at Labs for Systems Change event

Toronto, May 23, 2014 – MaRS Solutions Lab will bring together more than 40 of the world’s leading lab practitioners from May 25-27 during its Labs for Systems Change conference. The event, which is open to the public on May … Continued

Creating the future: The new MaRSDD.com

TORONTO, April 25, 2014 – MaRS Discovery District today launched its new website, which offers improved access to services and resources for entrepreneurs, the public and the MaRS community, powered by a fluid, flexible platform that showcases top stories and shareable … Continued

MaRS’ Impact8 social venture accelerator launches second cohort

Program partners with Saint Elizabeth to focus on startups that target health & well-being TORONTO, April 3, 2014 – Following its successful pilot in the fall of 2013, Impact8 – Ontario’s first accelerator for social ventures – is pleased to announce its second cohort. The … Continued

MaRS impact investing platform announces key financing wins at Impact Ontario

Partnerships with BDC, Saint Elizabeth Health Care also announced; will further support social ventures TORONTO, March 18, 2014 – The first round of ventures in MaRS Discovery District’s impact investing platform, SVX, have raised $650,000 in financing. SVX issuers, including Investeco and Community Forward Fund (CFF), attracted $650,000 through … Continued

Ontario Premier announces new Advanced Energy Centre to be based at MaRS

The Centre will promote leading Canadian innovations and solutions in the global energy market Toronto, February 28, 2014 – Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne today announced the creation of the Advanced Energy Centre, a partnership between the public and private sectors … Continued

Studio Y at MaRS announces first cohort

Program supported by Ontario government focuses on youth leadership, 21st century skills and social innovation Toronto, January 15, 2014 – Studio Y: Ontario’s Youth Social Impact and Leadership Academy officially announced its inaugural cohort during an event this morning at … Continued

Collaboration of life science leaders forms Triphase Accelerator Corporation

Triphase signs collaboration and option agreement with a leading innovator of cancer therapies, Celgene Corporation Toronto, Ontario, and San Diego, California, January 9, 2014 – A unique collaboration of life science leaders, including the Fight Against Cancer Innovation Trust (FACIT), … Continued

MaRS accelerates ventures with impact

Graduates of Impact8, Ontario’s first social venture accelerator, demo at TSX Toronto, December 5, 2013 – Impact8, Ontario’s first accelerator for social purpose businesses, will mark the completion of its first cohort with a Demo Day event at the Toronto … Continued

MaRS client Smart Energy Instruments and Hitachi High-Tech launch new solution to improve grid reliability

TORONTO, December 3, 2013 – Smart Energy Instruments (SEI), a Toronto-based cleantech company with a unique solution to improve electric grid reliability, and Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation of Japan, today unveiled the first component of SEI’s planned chipset product line for … Continued

MaRS CEO Dr. Ilse Treurnicht named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women for fourth time since 2009

Women’s Executive Network reveals 2013 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners TORONTO, December 3, 2013 – MaRS Discovery District is pleased to announce that CEO Dr. Ilse Treurnicht has been named a recipient of the Women’s Executive Network’s (WXN) … Continued

MaRS announces pilot program offering new energy management apps to Ontario consumers

TORONTO, November 28, 2013 – Ontarians will get access to new apps to help manage their energy consumption data, thanks to a pilot program led by MaRS Discovery District, in partnership with Hydro One and London Hydro and supported by … Continued

Microsoft partnering with MaRS to promote entrepreneurship in Canada

Startup hubs in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver working with Microsoft Ventures to support local startups Toronto, Oct. 31, 2013 – Microsoft Canada today announced formal relationships with three of the country’s leading startup hubs: Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District, Montreal’s Notman House and Launch Academy in Vancouver. The … Continued

JOLT Alumni Greengage Mobile Raises $1 million

Program highlights announced cohort   Toronto, October 30, 2013 – JOLT alumni Greengage Mobile today announced the completion of a $1 million funding round from the MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund (IAF), RBC Impact Fund and investors from Waterloo-based Golden Triangle … Continued

Sparq raises $2.75 million in cleantech venture funding

Financing led by the MaRS Cleantech Fund   Kingston and Toronto, ON, October 24, 2013 – Sparq Systems Inc., a developer of advanced photovoltaic (PV) microinverters, announced today that it has raised $2.75 million from three Ontario cleantech venture capital firms. … Continued

Hydrostor announces partnership for underwater energy storage in Aruba

MaRS Cleantech Fund-supported company signs power purchase agreement with WEB Aruba N.V. Toronto, October 23, 2013 – Toronto-based energy storage firm Hydrostor Inc. and WEB Aruba N.V. have signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for an underwater compressed air energy … Continued

Breakthrough innovation enables the legally blind to see

MaRS client’s device unique among low vision aids Toronto, October 22, 2013 – MaRS client and Investment Accelerator Fund portfolio company eSight Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of eSight eyewear, the first intelligent eyewear that enables people with … Continued

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