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BRANCHEN-HIGHLIGHTS

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All diese innovativen Branchen werden in Durham von Organisationen unterstützt, die sowohl kreative Arbeitskräfte fördern als auch innovativen Unternehmen auf ihrem Weg von der Gründung zu Wachstum und bleibendem Erfolg helfen. Gründerzentren wie The Loft, The Vault und CAVE sind ganz darauf ausgerichtet, Gründungserfolge zu beschleunigen und Unternehmen auf kommerziellen Erfolg vorzubereiten.
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Die Exzellenz-Zentren von Ontario und der Nationale Forschungsrat sind nur zwei Beispiele dafür, wie sich die Provinz- und Bundesregierungen um die Gründerschmieden der Region Durham und um neue Unternehmen in den Innovationsbranchen bemühen. Bedeutende Fördermittel sowie stetige Programmentwicklung treiben das wachsende Gründerumfeld weiter voran und halten das Augenmerk auf Innovation
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Ein einzigartiges Konsortium aus dem Institute of Technology der University of Ontario (UOIT), Durham College, Fleming College, Trent University und dem Spark Innovation Centre hat gemeinsam die Ausbildungspartnerschaft FastStart ins Leben gerufen. FastStart soll Unternehmergeist und -talent von Universitäts- und Collegestudenten fördern und sie bei der Entwicklung solider Geschäftspläne sowie der Markteinführung von Produkten unterstützen. Finanziert wird die Partnerschaft durch Fördermittel der Regierung von Ontario in Höhe von 800.000 Dollar im Rahmen des mit insgesamt 5 Millionen Dollar dotierten Programms „On-Campus Entrepreneurship Activities“ (OCEA) der Provinz. Die Mittel werden gleichmäßig unter allen vier postsekundären Einrichtungen aufgeteilt. Verwaltet wird das Programm von den Exzellenz-Zentren Ontarios (OCE).

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SPARK INNOVATION CENTRE

Als eines von vierzehn von der Provinz Ontario finanzierten offiziellen regionalen Innovationszentren bietet das Spark Centre Gründer- und Markterschließungsdienstleistungen für neu gegründete Technologie- und Innovationsunternehmen, die sich noch in der vorkommerziellen oder Startphase befinden. Das Spark Centre unterstützt ebenfalls reifende Technologiefirmen bei Fragen zu Skalierbarkeit, Marktexpansion und Umstrukturierungen. Besuchen Sie die Webseite
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FastStart

Die unternehmerische Ausbildungspartnerschaft FastStart richtet sich an Universitäts- und Collegestudenten. FastStart soll Unternehmergeist und unternehmerische Fähigkeiten der Studenten steigern und sie bei der Entwicklung solider Geschäftspläne unterstützen, damit sie ihre Produkte und Dienstleistungen rasch und erfolgreich zur Marktreife führen können.  Besuchen Sie die Webseite..
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UOIT-labor für Spiel- und Medienunterhaltungsforschung

Das neu eingerichtete Labor für Spiele und virtuelle Realität der Fakultät für Wirtschaft und Informatik am UOIT verfügt über Motion-Capture-Anlagen, eine Audiometriekabine, 3D-Scanner mit Software und die neuesten Interaktionsgeräte. Des Weiteren verfügt das UOIT auch über ein Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE) mit Bewegungserfassungskameras, welche Körperhaltung und Standort des Benutzers erfassen. Projektionen werden in stereoskopischem 3D wiedergegeben. Besuchen Sie die Webseite

NEUES AUS DEM BEREICH GRÜNDERZENTREN

Zambah Partners With Mau5trap

Spark Centre client and Oshawa based startup, Zambah is pleased to announce a new partnership with deadmau5 founded record label, mau5trap. The two companies are collaborating on a series of playlists that will bring attention to new and emerging music. mau5trap will be utilizing Zambah’s streamlined submission process that allows undiscovered or independent artists from anywhere in the world to directly submit music to influential people and brands through their ‘Tastemakers’ feature. For the next few months, mau5trap will use this feature to accept song submissions for multiple playlists they will create on the platform. All songs submitted will be considered for these playlists and artists must visit mau5trap.zambah.com to apply. “We’re really excited to be working with mau5trap on this initiative to bring more awareness to new and emerging artists that need more shine on their work. We can’t wait to share their finished playlist with music fans all over the world.” – Ken Asafo, co-founder of Zambah Industry influencers including araabMUZIK, Arius, UZ, Lucky Date, Breathe Carolina and many more have participated in this new initiative to feature emerging music on more playlists. Artists looking to submit tracks to mau5trap must have a “Pro” subscription to be eligible to submit. For more information about Zambah’s “Pro” subscription priced at $7/month, please visit: zambah.com/pro About Zambah: Zambah is a social music discovery and streaming platform. The platform focuses on the discovery and curation of emerging audio content by delivering great tools that help artists gain new listeners and fans. Zambah also offers artists the opportunity to spread their music to a desired audience by allowing them to submit music...

Spark Innovation Centre Announces New President & CEO

Spark Innovation Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Sherry Colbourne as the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective January 3, 2017. Sherry is a Canadian entrepreneur who has recently returned to Ontario from a four-year entrepreneurial sabbatical in the Middle East. During her time there she co-founded Startup Oman, which has become the hub of Oman’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, focused specifically on high-impact entrepreneurs. Prior to founding Startup Oman, Sherry was co-founder and CEO of Ladybug Teknologies, a social technology company that developed innovative breath-screening solutions. Sherry’s energy and love of technology was seeded early in her 25-year career in the Canadian high tech sector where she worked for some of Canada’s leading technology innovators including Leigh Instruments, Com Dev, Diemaco, DspFactory and Certicom. “We are very pleased to be welcoming Sherry to the Spark Centre team,” said Kathy Weiss, Chair of Spark Innovation Centre Board of Directors. “We know her experience and passion for entrepreneurship and innovation as well as managing community networks and relationships at all levels will be of tremendous value to Spark Centre.” “I am delighted to be joining Spark Centre and to become part of the continued progress it is making throughout Durham Region in fostering entrepreneurial innovation,” said Sherry Colbourne. About Spark Innovation Centre: Spark Commercialization and Innovation Centre is one of eighteen not-for-profit Regional Innovation Centres (RICs) that form part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE). The centre works to improve competitiveness and visibility of Durham Region and Northumberland County as a world-class innovation cluster. For more information on Spark Centre, please visit...

Dash MD & Hexyoo Scientific Announced As Winners Of Ignite 2016!

Spark Innovation Centre is pleased to announce Dash MD as the Young Entrepreneur winner and Hexyoo Scientific as the General Entrepreneur winner of the 2016 Ignite Competition. Both companies have taken the top prize of $25,000 each. Dash MD are the creators of a mobile app that helps patients track, manage, and find the care they need once they’ve left the hospital. Their goal is to provide patients with the tools and resources they need to successfully traverse their road to recovery. Hexyoo Scientific are the creators of a proprietary gel based pressure ulcer pad for use in a hospital setting. The gel pad, placed over a mattress has embedded sensors to help healthcare providers with the treatment and prevention of pressure ulcers. “We’re so grateful for this opportunity that has been given to us by Durham Region generally and by Spark Centre specifically,” said Zack Fisch, CEO of Dash MD. “These funds and the support that comes with them will be put towards helping patients across Ontario, and beyond.” “The team is honoured and excited to receive this award”, said Bob Macmillan, President of Hexyoo Scientific Inc. “Hexyoo’s vision and venture has been validated by the recognition of the Ignite 2016 process and the support received by Sparks Centre staff. We are committed to this venture, the product, and look forward to the next chapter in our journey.”          Along with the $25,000 prize, these two companies will be given free office space in Spark Centre’s head office The Loft, located in Oshawa, and will also join Spark Centre’s Thrive Accelerator Program which offers significant advisory and business support services...