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.

Bridgit claims top prize at C100 Startup Competition

Seven of Toronto-Waterloo’s most promising startups kicked off the two-day Venture North conference today at MaRS, facing off in front of industry VIP judges during the first-ever C100 Startup Competition.

Announcing top speakers at CIX Cleantech: 2015 Game Changers

On October 15, 2015, Achilles Media, the organizers of the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) and MaRS Cleantech, which works with entrepreneurs and investors to build globally competitive companies, host CIX Cleantech: 2015 Game Changers at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto.

Canadian innovation steals the spotlight at Venture North

North meets south at the two-day Venture North conference, kicking off tomorrow with the first-ever C100 Startup Competition emceed by Amber Mac and Bruce Croxon.

MaRS forms international fintech partnership with CUBO in São Paulo

MaRS announced today a global partnership with Cubo Coworking Itaú (“CUBO”), a new innovation hub based in São Paulo, Brazil.

Ontario Government, University of Toronto and MaRS secure Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS for Toronto – first JLABS Incubator outside of United States

The Ontario Government, University of Toronto, and MaRS Discovery District (MaRS) today announced a collaboration with Janssen Inc. to launch the successful Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS incubator model in Toronto.

U of T expands research facilities in new partnership with MaRS

Note: These articles originally appeared on the University of Toronto’s website. Articles by Erin Howe and Carolyn Morris. The University of Toronto will move into the new West Tower of MaRS and will be taking a 20 per cent equity share in the building. This new space will provide sorely needed laboratories and research facilities. … Read More

Tenants landing on MaRS

Published in the Toronto Star: It turns out there is life on MaRS. The 20-story medical-and-related-sciences tower at the corner of College Street and University Avenue is now 70 per cent leased and should be almost completely rented out by next spring.

MaRS welcomes new health and life science innovators

MaRS Discovery District today announced new tenants in its West Tower, including cutting-edge research groups with a focus on precision medicine and rapidly growing ventures such as Synaptive Medical, a leader in neuro-imaging, and LEAGUE, a new personal health platform.

Putting the M back in MaRS

Published in BetaKit: MaRS Discovery District has a renewed focus on the health and biotech sectors, as the innovation hub announced today a major expansion to its tenant list. One such tenant is the University of Toronto, which has acquired a 20 percent equity stake in MaRS’ West Tower.

MaRS announces FinTech partnership with Interac

MaRS Discovery District today announced a new strategic partnership with Interac Association and Acxsys Corporation (“Interac”), the organizations behind Interac, Canada’s largest debit payment service.

London Hydro and MaRS Advanced Energy Centre announce partnership

London Hydro and the Advanced Energy Centre (AEC) at MaRS Discovery District today announced a new partnership, formalizing ongoing collaboration to foster the adoption of energy innovation in Ontario and internationally.

Facebook lands on MaRS

Starting in 2016, MaRS will be home to Facebook Canada’s new HQ. Facebook Canada is joining the District to tap into the innovation, ideas, and unrivalled community access offered at MaRS.

Introducing CIX Cleantech: 2015 Game Changers

Achilles Media, the organizers of the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX), have teamed up with MaRS Cleantech, which works with entrepreneurs and investors to build globally competitive companies, to launch CIX Cleantech: 2015 Game Changers.

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 a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their working relationship and to jointly explore potential deployment … 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 grand prize as determined by its Impact8 peers. The Spring 2015 cohort focused on the … 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, designers, coders, engineers and lawyers who are driving change. LegalX officially launches tonight and includes … 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 a genetic test called GeneSight, which is displacing the current trial and error approach to … 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 to help advance their innovation agenda,” said Dr. Zayna Khayat, lead of MaRS Health. “The … Read More