Press Kit

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

Studio Y youth fellowship launches recruitment, announces new part-time structure

TORONTO, May 12, 2016 – Today Studio Y, Ontario’s leadership institute for young professionals, opened applications for the program’s 8-month fellowship based at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. Each year, Studio Y selects 25 young people under 29 to participate … Read More

Johnson & Johnson Innovation opens JLABS @ Toronto

22 resident companies selected for novel life science ecosystem featuring digital prototype lab and collaborative work environment.

Statement: Toronto embraces innovation by adopting new rules for ground transportation

Yesterday, Toronto City Council adopted new rules that enable innovation for ground transportation. This is an important step forward. The adopted proposal supports the greater public interest by reducing the burden on existing operators while providing more transportation options to … Read More

Nearly 200 cleantech CEOs send Prime Minister Trudeau a strong message for an innovative, sustainable economy

CEOs from nearly 200 cleantech companies and investors across Canada signed a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with recommendations on how the Canadian government can accelerate economic growth, job creation and environmental benefits.

MaRS Collaborates with Life Science Nation and Johnson & Johnson Innovation to Host RESI in Toronto

MaRS is collaborating with Life Science Nation and Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS to bring the RESI on MaRS Conference to Toronto on June 23, 2016.

Statement: MaRS Solutions Lab applauds the City of Toronto’s support of innovation in ground transportation

The draft recommendations made today by the City of Toronto mark a critical step in increasing public transportation options. The emphasis on supporting solutions that reduce burden on existing operators and provide more public value align with our report: Shifting … Read More

MaRS Solutions Lab releases report on the sharing economy

In a new approach to policy-making, MaRS Solutions Lab convened stakeholders from across society to participate in designing regulations that create public value, support innovation and reduce administrative burden. TORONTO, March 31, 2016 – In 2015, more than 375,000 people … Read More

MaRS announces first members of the MaRS Solutions Lab Advisory Board

Newly appointed advisors will bring cross-sector expertise to MaRS Solutions Lab. TORONTO, March 29, 2016 – MaRS Discovery District is proud to announce the establishment of the MaRS Solutions Lab Advisory Board and the appointment of its first members. “MaRS … Read More

MaRS Catalyst Fund, backed by Virgin Unite Canada, to begin investing in business as a force for good

A new Canadian investment fund that puts people and planet alongside profits is about to make its first investments, providing an important source of capital to businesses that are helping to solve entrenched social problems.

MaRS Studio Y announces the inaugural National Youth Leadership and Innovation Strategy Summit

TORONTO, March 16, 2016 – MaRS Studio Y is spearheading the inaugural National Youth Leadership and Innovation Strategy Summit, bringing together top young leaders and innovative organizations from across the country to architect the first national plan for engaging youth … Read More

Innovative partnership signed between clean technology organizations in British Columbia, Québec and Ontario

VANCOUVER, March 3, 2016 — The BC Cleantech CEO Alliance, Ecotech Québec and MaRS Cleantech have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to coordinate efforts to promote clean technologies, combat climate change and contribute to a strong, diverse sustainable economy. This agreement … Read More

Applications live for Startup Next Toronto (#NextTO)

Intensive program has helped more than 50 startups get into top accelerators and raise more than $40 million TORONTO, March 3, 2016 — Applications are live for the spring cohort of Startup Next Toronto, produced in partnership with MaRS Discovery … Read More

Klass Capital relocates to MaRS

Klass Capital, a private equity firm that invests in enterprise software companies, is relocating to MaRS Discovery District. The firm selected MaRS as its new home to take advantage of the centre’s technology community, networking events and innovation expertise. Quick … Read More

Canada House: A new landing pad for Canadian startups visiting Silicon Valley

Short-term co-working space and services will help entrepreneurs penetrate the American market and provide a hub for the Canadian tech ecosystem in the San Francisco Bay Area First major collaboration between Toronto and Waterloo innovation hubs will assist regional startups … Read More

Manulife and MaRS announce partnership dedicated to financial technology innovation

TORONTO, November 23, 2015 – Manulife has partnered with MaRS Discovery District, continuing to transform how it connects with customers worldwide by collaborating with innovators and startups on forward-thinking solutions. Manulife will be a part of MaRS’ FinTech Cluster, and … Read More

NRStor and MaRS partner to drive energy innovation in remote communities

TORONTO, November 20, 2015 – NRStor and the Advanced Energy Centre (AEC) at MaRS Discovery District announced today a new partnership formalizing ongoing collaboration to advance energy storage in Ontario and create global opportunities for Ontario’s energy entrepreneurs. Both the … Read More

Autodesk is moving to MaRS

The global 3D design company is taking over two floors plus a unique street-level experimental space focused on the future of making things.

Background information: Autodesk in Toronto

Autodesk’s vision is to help people imagine, design and create a better world. Over 170 million designers, engineers and visual artists subscribe to Autodesk’s desktop and cloud-based software to solve problems and create the things around us that make a … Read More

MaRS teams up with Cyberport to bridge markets in Asia and Canada for fintech startups

MaRS and Cyberport, an innovation hub based in Hong Kong, today announced a new partnership, with a focus on driving financial technology (fintech) innovation and entrepreneurship in Hong Kong and Canada.

Lekan Olawoye joins MaRS Discovery District as Program Director of Studio Y

MaRS Discovery District today announced that Lekan Olawoye has joined MaRS as Program Director, Studio Y.

MaRS team embarks on mission to Asia

MaRS Discovery District’s CEO and a team of executives are traveling to Asia with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to expand existing relationships and form new partnerships with innovation hubs across the region.

MaRS LegalX and LegalRnD announce partnership dedicated to legal sector innovation and improving access to legal services

MaRS LegalX and LegalRnD’s collaboration will foster information sharing, research and development, innovation and improved legal-service delivery that will contribute to improving access to legal services.

MaRS and ventureLAB set to form new collaboration focused on enhancing engagement between healthcare organizations and ventures

MaRS Health, a division of MaRS Discovery District and ventureLAB, a non-profit Regional Innovation Centre serving York Region, Simcoe County and Muskoka District, announce today that they are forming a new collaborative program to enhance engagement between healthcare organizations and health ventures in Ontario.

MaRS and the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator announce partnership to support high-impact companies developing energy and water solutions

MaRS Cleantech, a division of MaRS Discovery District, and the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) are pleased to announce an international collaboration aimed at increasing the adoption of clean technologies.

MaRS LegalX and McCarthy Tétrault announce partnership focused on legal innovation

MaRS Discovery District and McCarthy Tétrault, one of Canada’s largest law firms, today announced the launch of a partnership dedicated to legal innovation.

MaRS, Hacking Health, BDC Capital and Real Ventures launch the Hacking Health Accelerator to Drive Healthcare Innovation and Startup Growth Across Canada

Hacking Health, BDC Capital, Real Ventures and MaRS Discovery District today announced the launch of the Hacking Health Accelerator, a digital health innovation platform focused on developing, deploying and investing in healthcare technologies to drive startup creation on a national level and transform healthcare globally.

MaRS and Saint Elizabeth announce collaboration to advance entrepreneurship and health innovation

MaRS Discovery District and Saint Elizabeth, a national health care provider, today announced a new collaboration to advance health, business and social innovation in Canada.

Dianne Carmichael, business and healthcare leader, joins MaRS Discovery District as Managing Director of Health Ventures

MaRS Discovery District today announced that Dianne Carmichael has joined MaRS as Managing Director, Health Venture Services.

MaRS partners with Unilever to identify and unlock innovations in the CPG industry

MaRS Discovery District today announced a partnership with Unilever, one of the world’s leading suppliers of food, home and personal care products.