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

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 Field, Executive Director of Life Sciences Ontario (LSO), the panel discussion will focus on “The … 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 Québec. Built on the strong foundation of social economy and enterprise activity in Québec, these … 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 business and policy perspectives with previous roles in government and the private sector. He currently … 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 international business development and international trade, including insights into the energy technology needs of emerging … 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 will collaborate to launch and grow high-impact, globally-competitive clean technology companies. SDTC’s funding and support … 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 a key building block to discovering innovative solutions, shaking up the status quo, and revolutionizing … 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 chance to pitch cutting-edge health technologies and products to an audience of more than 350 … 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 health technology and particularly lauds the emphasis on seeding and supporting Ontario-grown health technology innovators who struggle … 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 bank will be constructing a permanent corporate innovation space for financial technology. The new facility … 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.