TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - SPARQ Systems today announced $11 million in funding led by ArcTern Ventures, a venture capital fund that provides early-stage capital to companies in the cleantech sector. A MaRS Cleantech client, SPARQ Systems' technology converts power produced from solar panels into electricity that can be used by the grid.
The Honourable Reza Moridi, Minister of Research and Innovation, announced today that $900,000 from the Government of Ontario’s Campus-Linked Accelerator program (CLA) will be allocated to support innovation at Queen’s University.
The regional announcement, which took place at Queen’s, also included representatives from the University of Ottawa, Carleton University and Algonquin College.
AsepticSure, a technology created by Dr. Dick Zoutman from Queen's, is currently used to sterilize hospital rooms between patients to help prevent hospital-born infections.
AsepticSure co-inventors Dick Zoutman, a researcher at Queen’s, and Michael Shannon met last week with representatives from portable shelter company Design Shelter Inc. to test whether the technologies could be combined to fight the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.
PARTEQ Innovations will move its offices from Biosciences Complex to Innovation Park, the hub of Kingston’s innovation ecosystem, on Sept. 8.
Innovation Park is the new home for PARTEQ Innovations, a not-for-profit organization that provides institutional researchers with the business, intellectual property and financial expertise they require to advance their discoveries to the public.
Grafoid produces MesoGraf,a remarkably light new substance lauded as the strongest material ever gaugedThu, 08/21/2014 - 08:12 — angel.schur
Grafoid's expanded Innovation Park space will already house 40 jobs while the addition of another 120 is expected over the course of the next 12 to 18 months.
"(Grafoid's) growth plans are imminent -- we are moving ahead on many different fronts," said Gary Economo, the company's CEO.
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Martin Sherris has been selected as the new CEO of the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce (GKCC).
Grafoid Inc. is set to open in Kingston next week following the acquisition of the local advanced materials group ALCERECO Inc. earlier this summer, bringing with it scores of jobs and a boost for the local economy. Founded in 2011, Grafoid is an Ottawa company that is engaged in the development, investment and research of a newlydiscovered substance named Graphene. The material is comprised of a one atom thin carbon element extracted from natural graphite.
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The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and KalGene Pharmaceuticals are proud to announce an agreement to co-develop a new treatment against aggressive brain cancers.
Jim Dickmeyer, the Consul General of the United States responsible for Ontario, recently visited Kingston. Mr. Dickmeyer has served in six countries during his 29 years of diplomatic service. He most recently taught national defense studies as a faculty member at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.