incubation

INCUBAÇÃO

DESTAQUES DO SETOR

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A ampliação de todas as indústrias de inovação em Durham cabe a organizações que se concentram em desenvolver talentos inovadores e ajudar as empresas a abrir as portas, crescer e ter êxito. As incubadoras como as iniciativas The Loft, The Vault e CAVE são projetadas para acelerar os resultados da incubação e preparar as empresas para a comercialização.
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Os centros de excelência de Ontário e o Conselho nacional de pesquisa são apenas dois exemplos de órgãos provinciais e federais do governo que se concentram em contribuir para os programas de incubação da região de Durham e nas empresas startup no âmbito das indústrias de inovação. Financiamento significativo, assim como o desenvolvimento permanente de programas, continuam a estimular o ambiente de incubação em pleno crescimento e o foco na inovação.
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Um consórcio singular que inclui o Instituto de Tecnologia da Universidade de Ontário (UOIT), a Faculdade de Durham, a Faculdade Fleming, a Universidade de Trent e o Spark Innovation Centre fundou a FastStart. A FastStart é uma parceria para treinamento de empreendedores projetada para aprimorar as competências em empreendedorismo e a conscientização dos alunos de faculdades e universidades, bem como para ajudá-los a desenvolver planos comerciais sólidos e introduzir produtos no mercado. A iniciativa está sendo financiada por meio de uma concessão de $ 800.000 do governo de Ontário, compartilhada igualmente entre todas as instituições de ensino superior, sob o programa de atividades de empreendedorismo no campus de $ 5 milhões (OCEA – On-Campus Enterpreneurship Activities), administrado pelos centros de excelência de Ontário (OCE – Ontario Centres of Excellence).

INCUBADORAS EM DESTAQUE

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SPARK INNOVATION CENTRE

Um dos catorze centros regionais de inovação oficiais, financiados pela Província de Ontário, o Spark Centre presta serviços de incubação e comercialização a start-ups de tecnologia e inovação em estágios iniciais ou de pré-receita. O Spark Centre também presta serviços a empresas tecnológicas em processo de maturação, ajudando-as a tratar de questões de escalabilidade, expansão no mercado e reestruturação. Visite o site na internet
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FastStart

A FastStart é uma parceria para treinamento de empreendedores, cuja meta são estudantes de universidades e faculdades. A FastStart foi projetada para aprimorar as competências em empreendedorismo, ao mesmo tempo ajudando os estudantes a desenvolver planos comerciais sólidos que levem seus produtos e serviços ao mercado – de forma rápida e com êxito. Visite o site na internet.
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LABORATÓRIO GAMES AND MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT RESEARCH (GAMER) DA UOIT

A Faculdade de administração e tecnologia de informação da UOIT desenvolveu um laboratório de jogos e realidade virtual, com instalações para a captura de movimentos, um estúdio audiométrico (som), scanners e software 3D e os dispositivos mais modernos de interação. Além disto, o UOIT também dispões do ambiente virtual Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE), que inclui câmeras que rastreiam movimentos e determinam onde o usuário está e como se posiciona. As projeções são geradas em 3D estereoscópico. Visite o site na internet

NOTÍCIAS SOBRE INCUBAÇÃO

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...