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Wearable Tech: Leveraging Canadian Innovation to Improve Health

IT, communications and entertainment, Life sciences and healthcare, 2014

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Wearables are small electronic devices, often consisting of one or more sensors and having computational capability. They are embedded into items that attach to the body, such as a user’s head, feet, arms, wrists and waist. They can resemble a watch, eyeglasses, clothing, contact lenses, shoes or even jewellery. Wearables either capture data or present data. The types of data collected could be as simple as the number of steps taken in a day or as complex as ECG or brainwave measurements. For [...]

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Wearable Technology - Leveraging Canadian Innovation to Improve Health

IT, communications and entertainment, Life sciences and healthcare, 2014

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Wearables are small electronic devices, often consisting of one or more sensors and having computational capability. They are embedded into items that attach to the body, such as a user’s head, feet, arms, wrists and waist. They can resemble a watch, eyeglasses, clothing, contact lenses, shoes or even jewellery. Wearables either capture data or present [...]

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Impact Investing in Canada: State of the Nation

social innovation, 2014

MaRS Report - Impact Investing in Canada: State of the Nation

Canadians are faced with persistent social and environmental challenges that require cost-effective solutions. Our future ability to meet growing needs in education, healthcare, energy, climate change, and the inclusion of vulnerable populations such as seniors, people with disabilities and new Canadians, requires an integrated approach to link and unlock economic and social value. A new [...]

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A Rich Seam: How New Pedagogies Find Deep Learning

IT, communications and entertainment, 2014

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This report reveals how increasingly pervasive technology in schools is stimulating a greater partnership between teachers and students that connects learning with each individual’s interests beyond the classroom. Co-authored by professor Michael Fullan and Maria Langworthy, the report highlights the rapid changes taking place inside and outside the classroom toward “deep learning.” The authors show how these new developments [...]

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Towards an Accessible Future: Ontario Innovators in Accessibility and Universal Design

Life sciences and healthcare, 2014

Towards an Accessible Future: Ontario Innovators in Accessibility and Universal Desgin

There are 4.4 million people with disabilities in Canada today – 14.3% of the population. People are living longer and having fewer children, resulting in an aging population that is expected to be a key factor in the doubling of the number of people with disabilities in the next two decades. The types of disabilities [...]

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Layer-by-Layer: Opportunities in 3D printing

IT, communications and entertainment, 2013

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Technology trends, growth drivers and the emergence of innovative applications in 3D printing Additive manufacturing (AM) is a term used to describe the manufacturing process of creating tangible objects by building up materials, layer-by-layer. The most popular AM process is 3D printing. Although this technology has been around for nearly three decades, it has only [...]

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Digging in to Bio-based Innovation

Cleantech, 2013

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Ontario is uniquely positioned to derive great economic and social value from harnessing its abundant natural resources. Rich in agricultural and forestry resources, and possessing the largest food processing sector in Canada, the province has an opportunity to resolve waste issues and become a leader in feedstock supply and end-use applications, such as biofuels, biopower [...]

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Social Impact Bond Technical Guide for Service Providers

social innovation, 2013

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Governments worldwide are looking for ways to better manage budgets in an era of fiscal constraint. At the same time, many are searching for new ways to tackle persistent social issues where results have been limited. Non-profit organizations, together with private investors, may have answers that could help shape how capital is accessed to achieve [...]

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Education Changemakers: Learning Differently

IT, communications and entertainment, 2013

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In this third instalment of Education Changemakers, MaRS showcases eight companies from the edtech cluster in the ICE practice who have developed products that help students who “learn differently.” Personalized education is big business these days, and many of these startups can use their niche traction as  a wedge into the complex education market and [...]

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Seeding success: Canadian startup accelerators

2013

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Accelerators. If you’re an entrepreneur, you might be considering applying to one. If you’re an investor, you’ve probably attended at least one Demo Day or maybe even invested in a graduate. And if you advise or work with startups, they’re almost certainly on your radar. MaRS Data Catalyst is excited to share with you Seeding [...]

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New Business Models in Digital Health

Life sciences and healthcare, 2013

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Healthcare is changing. With increased patient access to technology and medical information, and a greater global demand to get better health outcomes for the money being spent, the traditional healthcare business model is being forced to transform. Our current healthcare delivery system, built on a model that focused on hospitals and providers, is no longer [...]

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