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 Perspectives Redesigning Regulations for the Sharing Economy. Cities are the main places where the rise … 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 stayed in Airbnb accommodations while visiting Ontario. Today, Uber claims to have 15,000 driver-partners in … 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 Solutions Lab brings together stakeholders from across society to collaborate to solve complex challenges,” said … 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 leaders to strengthen Canada’s economic competitiveness. The summit, scheduled on April 29 and 30 at … 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 is the first of its kind in Canada and represents a significant step forward in … 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 District, The Working Group (TWG) and the City of Toronto. Startup Next Toronto, powered by … 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 facts: Klass’ enterprise software investment focus fits with MaRS’ clusters, particularly within Financial Technology and … 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 in global expansion SAN FRANCISCO, January 25, 2016 – MaRS Discovery District, Communitech, University of … 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 will join companies like Airbnb, Facebook Canada, Moneris, PayPal and other startups at the centre. … 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 AEC and NRStor recognize that the renewal of Canada’s remote off-grid energy systems pose an … 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 better world. For more than 30 years, Autodesk software has helped designers, architects, engineers, visual … 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.

MaRS and TMX Group announce fintech collaboration

MaRS Discovery District today announced a new collaborative relationship with TMX Group, an integrated, exchange group with key subsidiaries operating cash and derivative markets across multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy.

MaRS names Annette Verschuren, Michael Serbinis, Stefan Larson and Martha Tory to board of directors

MaRS Discovery District is pleased to announce the recent appointments of Annette Verschuren, Michael Serbinis, Stefan Larson and Martha Tory to its board of directors.

Super Cells: The Power of Stem Cells exhibit at MaRS October 5 – November 12

A new science exhibit, created in both French and English, opens today at MaRS Discovery District in downtown Toronto. Super Cells: The Power of Stem Cells is a FREE, interactive, museum-quality exhibit that will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., October 5 to November 12, 2015.

CIX Cleantech announces Canada’s 10 Most Innovative Cleantech Companies

Today, CIX Cleantech announced the 10 most game-changing Canadian clean technology companies chosen for its Top 10 Showcase. The companies will present their innovative solutions on October 15, 2015 at the inaugural CIX Cleantech: Game Changers conference.

Recognizing MaRS’ Clean50 honourees

MaRS Discovery District congratulates members of its Cleantech team who were named as recipients of the 2016 Clean50 Awards: Jon Dogterom, Jane Kearns, Ron Dizy and Ian Philp.

Brain health solutions company Cogniciti Inc. announces collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Cogniciti Inc., the Toronto-based developer of a 20-minute online cognitive test for adults concerned about memory changes, today announced a collaboration agreement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to evaluate online screening strategies for early identification of dementia.