Press Kit

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

New partnership will deliver Canadian energy innovation to the Chinese market

Toronto, June 26, 2015 — The Advanced Energy Centre (AEC) at MaRS Discovery District and BSD-TEDA — a joint venture between the Beijing Science Park Development (BSD) and the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA) — are pleased to announce the signing of … Read More

Education and employment ventures from across Canada graduate from MaRS Impact8 accelerator

Toronto, June 24, 2015 — Impact8’s third cohort graduated from the eight-week accelerator after demoing their social innovations to an audience of accredited investors and industry stakeholders yesterday at the MaRS Centre. Following the demos, Vizwik (Agora Mobile) received the $10,000 … Read More

MaRS launches LegalX to build legal entrepreneurship and advance the future of law

TORONTO, June 22, 2015 – MaRS Discovery District announced today its latest industry cluster, LegalX. Dedicated to moving the legal sector forward through enterprises — whether startup or established corporates and law firms — LegalX at MaRS will connect the technologists, … Read More

MaRS EXCITE and Assurex Health collaborate to bring precision medicine to Canadians suffering from depression and schizophrenia

TORONTO, June 12, 2015 – MaRS EXCITE announced today that Assurex Canada, a precision medicine company that helps patients with mental health disorders, has joined its evaluation platform. Assurex Canada helps healthcare providers tailor the right treatment to patients using … Read More

MaRS announces partnership with Toronto East General Hospital

TORONTO, June 10, 2015 – MaRS Discovery District and Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH), a leading community teaching hospital, today announced a new partnership aimed at creating a more sustainable and innovative healthcare system. “We’re thrilled to partner with TEGH … Read More

Life sciences event by EDC and MaRS puts the spotlight on Canadian export opportunities

TORONTO, June 10, 2015 – On June 11, Export Development Canada (EDC) and MaRS Discovery District (MaRS) will be hosting a panel discussion with some of Canada’s premier experts in the life sciences and healthcare industry. Facilitated by Dr. Jason … Read More

MaRS forms new international partnerships to advance entrepreneurship and health innovation

MaRS Discovery District in Toronto is pleased to announce memorandums of understanding with StartupDelta and the REshape Center for of the Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc) in the Netherlands.

Big boost for social entrepreneurs & impact investing in Québec

Social innovation and corporate leaders launch SVX Québec, Impact8 & Esplanade at C2 Montreal Montréal, May 28, 2014 – Today, social innovation and corporate leaders announced a new platform, program and space to support social entrepreneurs and impact investing in … Read More

David McFadden joins MaRS Advanced Energy Centre Board

TORONTO, May 28, 2015 – The Advanced Energy Centre (AEC) at MaRS Discovery District is pleased to announce that David McFadden has joined as its newest Advisory Board member. David brings experience in energy and the electricity system from both … Read More

Green Button makes new energy management apps available to consumers

MaRS Discovery District and London Hydro announced today the launch of a new collection of electricity management apps for Ontarians.

Rod Lever to join MaRS Advanced Energy Centre Board

TORONTO, May 14, 2015 – The Advanced Energy Centre at MaRS Discovery District is pleased to announce Rod Lever as its newest Advisory Board member. Rod is the Cleantech Lead at Export Development Canada (EDC), and brings extensive experience in … Read More

MaRS and SDTC partner to bolster Canadian clean technology and energy innovation

TORONTO, May 7, 2015 – Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and MaRS Discovery District today announced a new partnership to strengthen efforts to grow Canada’s clean technology and energy innovation sector. As part of the new partnership, SDTC and MaRS … Read More

Hydro Ottawa and MaRS Advanced Energy Centre announce partnership

TORONTO, May 6, 2015 – Hydro Ottawa and the Advanced Energy Centre at MaRS Discovery District today announced a new partnership focused on collaborating to help Hydro Ottawa explore new ways to integrate innovation into their business practices. “Collaboration is … Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY: MaRS HealthKick 2015 attracts more than 350 VCs, investors, entrepreneurs and industry leaders

Canada’s largest health startup showcase takes over MaRS Discovery District in Toronto on May 7 Last year’s winners scaling their companies internationally, raising more than $36 million in combined funding On May 7, MaRS HealthKick 2015 gives 39 health startups the … Read More

MaRS Health applauds the Ontario government’s support of health innovation in today’s budget

The adoption of the recommendations made in the Ontario Health Innovation Council (OHIC) catalyst report mark a critical step in enhancing Ontario’s health technology sector. MaRS is looking forward to working with the new Office of the Chief Health Innovation Strategist to advance … Read More

CIBC Announces Partnership with MaRS Discovery District to Drive Innovation

TORONTO, Apr 23, 2015 – CIBC today announced a partnership with MaRS Discovery District to create a new corporate innovation hub and join MaRS’ new FinTech cluster to support future innovations. As part of CIBC’s new partnership with MaRS, the … Read More

New youth entrepreneurship school launches at MaRS

Future Design School (FDS) launched today, a new institute focused on facilitating design thinking and youth entrepreneurship.

MaRS Centre for Impact Investing welcomes the Government of Canada’s support for impact investment and social finance

The MaRS Centre for Impact Investing welcomes the Government of Canada’s support for impact investment and social finance in Economic Action Plan 2015. In particular, the Centre commends the Government’s commitment to permit charities to invest in limited partnerships (LPs). … Read More

MaRS responds to the Government of Canada’s commitment to create a Canadian Development Finance Initiative

MaRS applauds the Government of Canada’s commitment to create a Canadian Development Finance Initiative (DFI). DFIs can be powerful drivers of poverty reduction. A Canadian DFI would expand access to capital for Canadian, international and local ventures with the potential … Read More

Export Development Canada and MaRS partner to help Canadian companies go global

Export Development Canada (EDC) and MaRS Discovery District have signed an agreement to increase their cooperation in support of high-impact companies seeking to grow their businesses through export.

Global accelerator Startupbootcamp FinTech partners with MaRS to bring their FastTrack tour to Toronto

Startupbootcamp FinTech, an accelerator based in London, UK and Singapore, today announced that their FastTrack tour will be coming to MaRS in Toronto on May 28, 2015.

ChipCare closes oversubscribed $5 million Series A financing

With lead investment from Puffin Partners, the Ontario, Canada-based company is taking lifesaving blood-testing technology to low- and middle-income countries.

Canada’s best health startups compete at MaRS HealthKick 2015

MaRS HealthKick 2015, Canada’s largest showcase of health startups, today announced its lineup of new ventures competing for three $20,000 cash prizes at the annual pitch competition on May 7, 2015.

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