TEC Edmonton Blog

A groundbreaking accelerator for health technology companies

Great things happen when organizations across the province and beyond come together. That was the sentiment on display last week at the breaking ground of our newest accelerator for health technology companies.

With representatives from Merck, all […]

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Tevosol achieves US patent protection for organ transplant device

A patent acceptance in the US is the most recent reason to celebrate after a year of successes for Tevosol, a medical device company aiming to increase the number of viable donated organs worldwide. In […]

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More Funding to Support Alberta’s Entrepreneurs

At TEC, one of our most central philosophies has always been “entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs,” meaning, our in-house experts help innovators and entrepreneurs grow their companies by drawing from a wealth of real-world experience.

This is why […]

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Rehabtronics: State of the art therapy for everyone

Injuries that interfere with an individual’s quality of life, such as stroke, introduce numerous challenges in the road to recovery. Through its line of technology-based rehabilitation products, Rehabtronics is making recovery a little bit easier.

A […]

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iSmartways: Making smart transportation smarter

 

Imagine a world in which vehicles, public transit, and traffic infrastructure communicated with one another to reduce congestion and seamlessly control the flow of traffic. It sounds like something from a science fiction movie, but […]

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Edmonton is Canada’s Health City

The idea of Edmonton as “Canada’s Health City” has been around for a little over a year now, but what is  “health city” and what does it mean for Edmonton? That’s what was answered last […]

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Good Glucos: Positive Disruption

When Elliot Gatt was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 17, it was difficult news for him and his parents to take. Even more difficult was the almost prohibitive cost of insulin and test […]

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TusStar and TEC Edmonton make an entrepreneurial match

When two organizations with common goals and interests come together, exciting things happen.

Last week, Ms. Bo Liu, President of TusStar VC, the seed and investment arm of Tsinghua University’s subsidiary TUS Holdings, paid TEC Edmonton […]

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Ask Me Anything at TEC Innovation District

Typically when entrepreneurs encounter a business problem, they have to rely on themselves and their partners to troubleshoot a solution. While a bootstrapping, do-it-yourself ethos is what launches startup companies in the first place, it’s […]

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G2V Optics: Shining a light on indoor farming

Anyone who’s lived through winter in Northern Alberta knows how few precious daylight hours there are in the winter months, and how short the growing season is once spring finally arrives. Now imagine being able […]

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15th VenturePrize celebrates past, present & future of entrepreneurship

The 15th VenturePrize Awards celebration on May 4th at The Westin Edmonton did not disappoint. The event showcased innovative, Alberta-based technology companies as the Alberta Student, DynaLIFE, TELUS ICT and Fast Growth Awards were given […]

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Trioova: Innovation in unexpected places

Navigating healthcare and insurance systems is known to be a complicated, time-consuming process for anyone, but it’s made worse if a short or long-term disability prevents a patient from going back to work. Phone calls, […]

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VenturePrize: 15 Years Later

Where were you in 2002? You might have been making calls on the Nokia 6610, the top-selling mobile phone of the year. Maybe you were carrying around a 6-pound Apple iBook (boasting a 20 GB […]

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Delta Genomics: Pulling research off the shelf

In the competitive world of agriculture, it’s becoming increasingly important for farmers to be able to make educated decisions when purchasing livestock. That’s where Delta Genomics comes in – the company provides innovative genomic testing […]

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Selenium thinks big with facility expansion

When Selene Yuen wanted to scale up her business with a bigger space, she got what she wished for. Selenium, a local Edmonton fabricator of kitchens, cabinetry, and millwork, has recently upgraded from a 5,000 […]

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International Women’s Day: Women in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

 
In honour of International Women’s Day, we recognize the important contributions women make to Canada’s technology and innovation space as well as seek to understand how to better serve the women currently occupying the space.

This […]

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Business Accelerators and Incubators meet with Hon. Bardish Chagger

Earlier this month, business accelerators and incubators from across Canada met at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto to discuss ways to share best practices and support Canada’s BAI (Business Accelerators and Incubators) organizations. A […]

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Why Alberta’s ICT companies should register for VenturePrize

The deadline for VenturePrize registrations is fast approaching (February 24 for all streams), and there’s never been a better year for your company to participate. This year is the 15th anniversary of VenturePrize, and we […]

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Five reasons Alberta health companies should register for VenturePrize

2016 VenturePrize DynaLife Dx Health Stream finalists.
As of now, there are only two weeks left to register for VenturePrize – and in addition to this year being the 15th anniversary of the business plan competition, […]

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DRAXware and Gemstone Logistics: Getting workers where they need to go

DRAXware, a University of Alberta spinoff company created with the assistance of TEC Edmonton in 2007, has recently struck a new deal with its operating company, the Sherwood Park-based Gemstone Logistics.

The partnership between DRAXware, a […]

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TEC Innovation District open for business

Edmonton’s technology entrepreneurs now have a new community workspace with the opening of TEC Innovation District. On Thursday, TEC Edmonton was joined by Honourable Deron Bilous, Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Dr. Larry Kostiuk, […]

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Where are they now? Alberta Craft Malting

We’re checking in with past VenturePrize winners to see how their companies have changed since winning top spots in the Student, Fast Growth, DynaLIFE DX Health and TELUS ICT streams. This week, we spoke to […]

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Where are they now? Zacxon Inc.

We’re checking in with past VenturePrize winners to see how their companies have changed since winning top spots in the Student, Fast Growth, Health and TELUS ICT streams. This week, we spoke to Zack Harb […]

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Give your business the gift of growth

VenturePrize isn’t just a business plan competition. Well before the winners are announced, or competing companies stand up in front of the judges to pitch their business plans, companies first attend a weekly seminar series […]

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Where are they now: Dakota Supplies

We’re checking in with past VenturePrize winners to see how their companies have changed since winning the grand prize in the Student, Fast Growth, Health and TELUS ICT streams. This week, we spoke to Vaughan […]

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Snap Projections: Planning for the future in the blink of an eye

When Pawel Brzeminski came to Canada via Poland 15 years ago, one of the first things he noticed was a difference in how people in North America managed their money: he noted that people had […]

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Insights from the Canadian Science Policy Conference

 

On November 8, TEC Edmonton hosted a panel at the 8th annual Canadian Science Policy Conference in Ottawa entitled, “Fertile Ground: How incubators and accelerators drive innovation.” Moderated by TEC Edmonton CEO Chris Lumb, the […]

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Where are they now? TVCom

This month, we’re checking in with past VenturePrize winners to see how their companies have changed since winning grand prizes in the Student, Fast Growth, Health and TELUS ICT streams. This week, we spoke to […]

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Where are they now? MagnetTx

This month, we’re checking in with past VenturePrize winners to see how their companies have changed since winning the grand prize in the Student, Fast Growth, Health and TELUS ICT streams. This week, we spoke […]

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Where are they now? Ceres Solutions Ltd.

This month, we’re checking in with past VenturePrize winners to see how their companies have changed since winning the grand prize in the Student, Fast Growth, Health and TELUS ICT streams. This week, we spoke […]

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“Entrepreneurship is alive and well in Alberta:” TEC Edmonton takes on the Startup Canada Awards

What happens when you put dozens of entrepreneurs in a room with local business leaders and incubators, add a radio personality, and throw in some awards? An inspiring and entertaining evening celebrating the spirit of […]

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Innovation Makes Sense Celebrates UAlberta Researchers

We know that in the last five years, TEC Edmonton has helped form 22 spinoff companies form, bringing their innovations one step closer to commercialization. But how much do we know about where these innovations […]

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TEC Client recognized by Leaders of Canada and China

 

Not very many people can say they’ve gotten a shoutout from the leader of their country. A TEC Edmonton client, the Canada Learning Initiative in China, was recently recognized by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in […]

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Falling Walls at the University of Alberta

What do vertical farming, affordable prosthetics, hip dysplasia diagnostics, and cancer killing viruses have in common? All were the subject of student and company presentations at the third annual University of Alberta Falling Walls, hosted […]

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TEC Health Accelerator Summit: Building an innovative healthcare ecosystem

On September 21, TEC Edmonton hosted the Health Accelerator Summit, the day before the 2016 Banff Venture Forum. It was a jam-packed day of events, with representatives from universities, government, and the private sector joining […]

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Announcing TEC Global Connector

On September 20, TEC Edmonton announced the launch of the TEC Global Connector at the Doing Business in Latin America event, cohosted at the Shaw Conference Centre with Edmonton Economic Development Corporation.

TEC Global Connector is supported […]

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Startup Canada Awards Prairie Region: Celebrating the winners

On September 2, Startup Canada announced the winners of the 2016 Startup Canada Awards for the Prairie Region. TEC Edmonton would like to congratulate all of this years winners, one of which is a TEC […]

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Innovators and federal organizations connect at Accelerate

 

Last week, TEC Edmonton and the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises from Public Works and Government Services Canada hosted seven federal organizations in one afternoon to help innovators get the resources they need.

The house was […]

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Support local entrepreneurs at the Startup Canada Regional Awards

On October 25, the Westin Hotel in downtown Edmonton will be transformed into a celebration space for the Startup Canada Awards, Prairie Region. This year, TEC Edmonton is co-hosting the awards ceremony with Startup Edmonton.

 

Throughout […]

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TEC Health Accelerator Summit: Meet the Presenting Companies Part 2

Last week, we introduced six of the companies presenting at the Health Accelerator Summit on September 21st before the Banff Venture Forum. This week, we’re sharing the next six companies representing MedTech and Devices, Pharma and Biotech, […]

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TEC Health Accelerator Summit: Meet the Presenting Companies Part 1

The revival of the Health Accelerator Summit as a part of the Banff Venture Forum provides the opportunity for those from the investment, biotech, university and business communities to get a behind-the-scenes look at several […]

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Why attend Accelerate?

If you haven’t yet heard, on August 25, TEC Edmonton and the Office of Small & Medium Enterprises of Public Works & Government Services Canada are bringing seven federal organizations under one roof to help […]

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Your Journey with TEC

How do we help our clients? It starts with you and your technology-based products, services or processes. You may have a startup company that needs to go to the next level. Or your early-stage company […]

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Next generation of researchers visit TEC Edmonton

This week, a group of students from the University of Alberta WISEST Summer Research Program took a tour of the TEC Centre facilities at Enterprise Square. The high school students met with TEC clients and researchers […]

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Crowd funding: Two points of view

It’s been a long time coming, supporters say, but the removal of barriers, along with investor incentives to encourage “crowd funding” will soon be forthcoming from the provincial government and the Alberta Securities Commission.

“Crowd funding” […]

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MTI Signs Multi-Million Dollar Licensing Agreement

There were fist bumps and high-fives around Metabolomic Technologies Inc’s (MTI) office, and by early May, 2016, all was official and announced.

MTI had made its first major sale. The long-time TEC Edmonton client has signed […]

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TEC Client VaxAlta Announces Publication of Research

TEC client and University of Alberta spin-off company VaxAlta recently announced the publication of their research in the May 25, 2016 issue of Nature Scientific Reports. Jason Ding, Acting CFO of VaxAlta, is also an […]

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Forge Hydrocarbons ramps up remarkable new biofuel technology

Lest anyone doubt the snail’s pace of “disruptive” technology, consider the progress of Forge Hydrocarbons Corp.

Forge is a made-in-Alberta textbook case of a new process marching towards money-making commercialization. The global alternative energy world is […]

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Mitacs Internship Programs: Solutions for Canadian Industry

Amazing what a strategically targeted funding program can accomplish.

Mitacs’ internship programs in Canada are:

Providing research experience for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows (in all disciplines) at Canadian universities
Putting Canadian university expertise to work producing research […]

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TEC Edmonton’s Early Assistance Positioned Metabolomic Technologies Inc. to Secure Licensing and Distribution Agreement

EDMONTON, AB – May 5, 2016 – TEC Edmonton client and University of Alberta spinoff company Metabolomic Technologies Inc. (MTI) has signed a multi-million dollar licensing and distribution agreement with Atlantic Diagnostic Laboratories, LLC (ADL) […]

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Alberta Entrepreneurs Take Home Top Prizes at the 2016 VenturePrize Awards

On Thursday, April 21, 2016, there was tremendous energy at the 14th annual TEC VenturePrize Awards.

Hosted by TEC Edmonton, the awards evening celebrates, recognizes and encourages innovative, made-in-Alberta early-stage companies.

This year’s TEC VenturePrize Awards represents […]

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Alberta Entrepreneurs Take Home Top Prizes at the 2016 TEC VenturePrize Awards

EDMONTON, AB–(Marketwired – April 22, 2016) – Close to 400 members of Alberta’s business innovation ecosystem came together on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the TEC VenturePrize Awards. Now in its 14th year, the celebration […]

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VenturePrize: The Class of 2015

This week, on Thursday, April 21, 2016, 12 early-stage Alberta companies will compete in four TEC VenturePrize business plan award catagories, in the Fast Growth, TELUS ICT, DynaLIFE Dx Health and Alberta Innovates Student categories.

All […]

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Alberta Innovates Student and TELUS ICT Finalists Named for 2016 TEC VenturePrize Business Competition

The 2016 TEC VenturePrize business plan competition is just around the corner. Alberta’s leading innovative business awards take place in Edmonton’s Westin Hotel Ballroom on Thursday, April 21, beginning with networking and reception-style food stations […]

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Introducing TEC TV

Practical, impactful, immediately implemental business advice.

That’s what TEC TV, a series of fun and fast education videos, aims to do.

Presented by TEC Edmonton, Edmonton’s leading innovative business incubator and accelerator, each four-to-five minute video is […]

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Technology Highlights – April 2016

Single-camera 3D image reconstruction

Computer vision has become popular for observing remote environments, whether monitoring undersea habitats, or inspecting industrial equipment.  Recovering 3D geometry of a scene using 2D images requires special camera calibration.

University of Alberta […]

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RespireRx Pharmaceuticals Inc., the University of Alberta and the University of Florida Provide Update on Collaborative Research Activities

Use of Ampakines as a Novel Therapy for Overcoming Central Respiratory Depression

Glen Rock, N.J., April 1, 2016/Globe Newswire – RespireRx Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCQB: RSPI) (“RespireRx” or the “Company”), a leader in the development of medicines […]

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Alberta-based Entrepreneurs to Compete for Grand Prizes in the 2016 TEC VenturePrize Business Plan Competition

Edmonton, AB – March 31, 2016 – Business incubator TEC Edmonton announces the finalists for the 2016 TEC VenturePrize business plan competition in the Fast Growth and DynaLIFE Dx Health streams. The finalists include some […]

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Exciton Technologies Inc. Makes Turn to Profitability

Take it from Exciton Technologies founder and President Rod Precht.

Success, he would suggest, does not happen overnight.

In Exciton Technologies case, the silver wound-care dressing manufacturer based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, success has been some 10 […]

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Access Funding to Hire a Graduate Student Intern

Imagine a program that gives you 50 cents to the dollar to hire a smart, talented and driven graduate student to grow your business.

With the support of a Government of Alberta grant, the University of […]

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Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Tracer 18F-FAZA: A useful companion diagnostic in several hypoxic tumors

Medical imaging based on positron emission tomography (PET) is a key element of modern patient care in oncology.  PET requires the administration of a radionuclide-containing imaging agent to the patient.  Such imaging agents are prepared […]

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Israeli Ambassador Rafael Barak Visits TEC Edmonton

As a productive meeting with TEC Edmonton’s CEO Chris Lumb, Vice President of Technology Management Jayant Kumar and Director of Strategic Partnerships Chris Diaper drew to a close, Israel’s ambassador to Canada made a cheerful observation.

“My […]

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New directions for TEC Edmonton client KMT Hepatech

The legendary stories in Edmonton’s medical research circles are about the ones that got away.

The breast cancer vaccine drug Biomira, Isotechnika’s anti-rejection drug, BioMS Medical’s promising cure for multiple sclerosis: All were products of the […]

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TEC Edmonton helps patent and license bio-derived carbon nanosheets

If, or, more likely, when Dr. David Mitlin’s patented, bio-derived carbon nanosheets become a basic building block for the next generation of energy storage, the University of Alberta will have minor bragging rights.

Dr. Mitlin was […]

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TEC Edmonton: Comings and Goings

TEC Edmonton, as Edmonton’s leading high-tech business accelerator, believes front-line experience is the best attribute its business advisors can bring to startup and ramp-up business clients.

The accelerator delivers its business advisory services through its Executive-In-Residence […]

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TEC Centre pipeline software company OneBridge partners with Microsoft Accelerator

There’s nothing like a sales pitch with a highly-prized gorilla by your side.

When TEC Centre tenant OneBridge Solutions Inc. visits its pipeline clients or potential clients, it has a mighty partner.

OneBridge, a subsidiary of OneSoft […]

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TEC Edmonton Health Accelerator Summit: Sept. 21, 2016 in Banff – register now!

 

TEC Edmonton Health Accelerator SummitLeading the relaunch of the health stream at
the 2016 Banff Venture Forum

Date:  September 21, 2016
Venue: Stanley’s Smokehouse, Fairmont Banff Springs
Time: 1:00pm – 6:00pm (Program: 2:30pm – 5:00pm)

Emcee: Randy Yatscoff, Executive VP […]

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Technology Management Highlights (February)

TEC Edmonton’s Technology Management team offers expert advice on intellectual property matters which often lead to new patents, licensing agreements and company spin-offs.

PATENTS

Polyol Synthesis from Fatty Acids and Oils

Dr. Jonathan Curtis of the University of […]

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Deadlines for TEC VenturePrize 2016 Business Competition Fast Approaching

Edmonton, AB – February 2, 2016 – The deadlines to enter the three 2016 TEC VenturePrize business award streams for new and future Alberta entrepreneurs is fast approaching.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 marks the final day […]

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Arthritis detection kit JOINTstat™ a direct result of University of Alberta research

It’s a fine feeling for a medical researcher to see the transformation of his or her research into a convenient and affordable product that will improve thousands of lives.

But it must be even finer to […]

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DynaLIFE dX and NanoSpeed Diagnostics team up to improve access to diagnostic testing results

The Edmonton Examiner has published an informative story on the new partnership between one of Edmonton’s most successful health product companies NanoSpeed Diagnostics and DynaLIFE dX Laboratory Services, a multi-year research project to find better […]

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Technology Management Highlights (January)

TEC Edmonton’s Technology Management team offers expert advice on intellectual property matters which often lead to new patents, licensing agreements and company spin-offs.

PATENTS

Biological Skeletal System Monitoring

US Patent 9,161,709 (Biological Skeletal System Monitoring) issued October 20th, […]

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Through ATB Financial, Alberta Enterprise Corporation and AIMCo, Alberta government loosening up investment capital for entrepreneurs

In its recent 2015-16 budget, the government of Alberta put some serious financial meat on the bones of diversifying Alberta’s economy and encouraging the development of knowledge-based entrepreneurial enterprise.

Most significant was the allocation of an […]

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Lorne Babiuk Named a Fellow of the American National Academy of Inventors (NAI)

TEC Edmonton congratulates its board chair and University of Alberta Vice President (Research) Lorne Babiuk on being named a Fellow of the American National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Election to NAI Fellow status is one of […]

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Technology Management Highlights (December)

TEC Edmonton’s Technology Management team offers expert advice on intellectual property matters which often lead to new patents, licensing agreements and company spin-offs.

NEW GRANTS

Microelectrode technologies for neural interfaces
University of Alberta researcher: Dr. Anastasia Elias (Department of […]

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TEC Edmonton Ranked 16th Best University Business Incubator in the World

The University of Alberta’s business incubator is the 16th best in the world, according to the latest global ranking by the University Business Incubator Index.

TEC Edmonton, a joint venture of the U of A and […]

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Highlights from the TEC Edmonton Health Summit and Health Venture Forum

It was a bit of a love-in all the way round at the first TEC Edmonton Health Summit on Nov. 23, 2015, as national bio-tech industry leaders, service partners, industry sponsors and innovative health-company clients […]

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The TEC Edmonton Health Accelerator Program: One Year Later

Just a year ago, TEC Edmonton launched its TEC Health Accelerator program (located within TEC Edmonton’s Business Development Group) with the then-ambitious goal of assisting in the creation or growth of at least 50 health-related […]

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TEC Centre: Home to Edmonton’s Rising Entrepreneurs

In 2005, the University of Alberta boldly purchased and renovated the long-empty Hudson’s Bay department store in downtown Edmonton.

Re-christened as Enterprise Square, the building re-opened in 2007 as the University’s portal to the city’s business […]

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Technology Management Highlights (November)

TEC Edmonton’s Technology Management team offers expert advice on intellectual property matters which often lead to new patents, licensing agreements and company spin-offs.

NEW GRANTS

Optimization of a yeast platform for biosynthesis of hexadecanol and octadecanol

The Technology Management […]

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CQuest Partners Acquires Commercial License for Next-Generation Energy Storage Technology

CQuest Partners LLC of Wellington, FL have acquired from the University of Alberta the global commercial development license to the patents and intellectual property that cover the processes that synthesize graphene-like carbon nanosheets from bio-precursors […]

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Press Release: DynaLIFE Dx Introduces New Healthcare Innovation Competition into TEC Edmonton’s VenturePrize

Alberta healthcare entrepreneurs can compete for a shared
prize package of over $35,000 to support their innovative solution

Edmonton, AB – November 12, 2015 – Business accelerator TEC Edmonton announced today a new partnership with leading health diagnostics company DynaLIFE […]

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TEC Edmonton helps TRAK Kayaks ramp up

There’s a crucial difference between a “startup” company and a “ramp up” company.

A startup company is at the beginning of its life cycle.  The product or service may be new and untested, the inventor/founder inexperienced […]

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TEC Edmonton Client Patents Can Better Our World

On Oct. 8, 2015, TEC Edmonton honoured 16 University of Alberta researchers who had obtained patents – legal protection for their unique discoveries – through TEC Edmonton’s Technology Management team in the past year.

Patents are […]

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The Cadillac of Colour Finishings

TEC Edmonton Works with Innovator Cadillac Coatings on its Finishing Touches

Nobody said entrepreneurship would be easy.

But if Cadillac Coatings Corporate Administrator Cheryl Pidzarko had known…

Fifteen years ago, her husband Dennis Pidzarko, now President of Cadillac […]

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TEC Edmonton Releases Its 2014-15 Annual Report

The TEC Edmonton 2014-15 Annual Report marks another successful year in the development and growth of Greater Edmonton and Alberta innovation-based companies.

Our clients’ success is our success. The cumulative growth of TEC Edmonton’s business clients […]

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Extraordinary Adsorbents: Cleaner, Greener Technology

University of Alberta molecular sieve expert Dr. Steve Kuznicki has worked with TEC Edmonton on many fronts.

TEC helped Dr. Kuznicki establish Extraordinary Adsorbents Inc., to commercialize three proven Kuznicki separation processes, all holding great promise […]

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TEC EDMONTON’S ECONOMIC OUTCOMES DATA: ACCELERATOR USERS DO BETTER

When Chris Lumb arrived at TEC Edmonton in 2010, he brought with him a culture of accountability.

“I came from the private sector,” says the CEO of Startup Canada’s #1 ranked business incubator. “Being accountable to […]

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A Positive Change In Silver Technology

As the company ramps up, Exciton’s wound-management technology is attracting attention as an innovative way to reduce pain and promote healing. Direct marketing, clinical research and the signings of major license and distribution agreements have […]

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Technology Management Highlights (July)

TEC Edmonton’s Technology Management team offers expert advice on intellectual property matters which often lead to new patents, licensing agreements and company spin-offs.

NEW PATENTS

Tapered Waveguide Coupler and Spectrometer
U.S. Patent No. 8,977,086 issued March 10th 2015

Dr. Raymond DeCorby […]

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TEC Edmonton earns kudos for its annual client surveys

TEC Edmonton earned kudos from Dan Herman (@DanHerman) of the Waterloo-based Centre for Digital Entrepreneurship and Economic Performance, for our outcomes dashboard – measuring the revenue growth, external financing and job creation of our incubator/accelerate […]

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Technology Management Highlights (June)

TEC Edmonton’s Technology Management team offers expert advice on intellectual property matters which often lead to new patents, licensing agreements and company spin-offs.

NEW PATENTS

Small Molecule Inhibitors of Polynucleotide Kinase/Phosphatase, Poly(ADP-RIBOSE) Polymerase and Uses Thereof
U.S. Patent […]

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TEC Edmonton and clients in the news – Global Edmonton, Globe and Mail, BIOTECanada Insights Magazine, Edmonton Sun and YouTube

TEC Edmonton clients and TEC Edmonton itself have been much in the news of late.

Global Edmonton’s GameChangers, a monthly TV feature on Edmonton, Alberta, Canada entrepreneurs developed and hosted by Global Edmonton personality Shaye Ganam, […]

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“The TEC Edmonton way” explained at the 2015 National Business Incubation Association conference

At the 29th National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) international conference in Denver, Colorado TEC Edmonton CEO Chris Lumb took part in a panel entitled “Best University Business Incubator Practices.”

The panelists represented those university-associated business incubators/accelerators […]

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Western Regional meeting of the Association of University Technology Managers coming to Alberta

The annual western regional meeting of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)) is coming to Alberta for the first time this fall.

The meeting takes place Sept. 10 and 11 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel […]

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Realities of Biotech Development and Commercialization

Realities of Biotech Development and Commercialization
May 29, 2015

12:00pm – 1:00pm
University of Alberta
Clinical Sciences Building, Room 2-191
(8440 112 Street NW)
RSVP FREE ONLINE
Coffee and light snacks will be provided.
(limited seating)

Brian Bloom will be discussing the new realities of […]

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Big Winners At VenturePrize 2015

What goes in, must come out.

By some bodily fluid twist of fate, all winners of the three TEC VenturePrize business plan competition prizes  had to do something to do with liquid intake into the human […]

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TEC VenturePrize 2015 is at the starting gate! Nine finalists, three big prizes!

Nine new Alberta companies are in the 2015 TEC VenturePrize Award finals, happening Wed. April 29, 2015 in Edmonton.

All will walk out of the Edmonton Shaw Conference Centre with something – a cash prize, mentoring, […]

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TEC Edmonton and VenturePrize are in the news!!!

As TEC’s 2015 VenturePrize business plan competition comes to its finale April 29 in Edmonton’s  Shaw Conference Centre, TEC Edmonton and, more importantly, its clients, have been much in the news.

Global Edmonton has been celebrating […]

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Technology Management Highlights (April)

TEC Edmonton’s Technology Management team offers expert advice on intellectual property matters which often lead to new patents, licensing agreements and company spin-offs.

New Patents

Particle Classifier
Researcher: Dr. Jason Olfert

On March 3, 2015, Dr. Jason Olfert of the University […]

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Partnering with the Pharmaceutical Industry – the TEC Edmonton TEC Health Accelerator

When TEC Edmonton set up its TEC Health Accelerator program seven months ago, one of its goals (besides accelerating 50 new health-related companies in Alberta in five years) was to “fill in the gaps” in […]

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Meet your 2015 TEC VenturePrize Fast Growth Competition finalists! Alieo Games, Pogo Car Share and Sensassure

TEC Edmonton is delighted to announce the top 3 finalists in its VenturePrize business plan competition (Fast Growth category): Alieo Games, Pogo Car Share and Sensassure.

Now in its 13th year, TEC VenturePrize is an annual […]

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Technology Management Highlights

TEC Edmonton’s Technology Management team offers expert advice on intellectual property matters which often lead to new patents, licensing agreements and company spin-offs.

New Patents

Bacterial Endotoxin for the Prevention of Metabolic Disorders and Bacterial Infections
Researcher: Dr. Burim […]

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Introducing the Kinetica Energy Technology Accelerator to Northern Alberta

With support from TEC Edmonton, our Calgary counterpoint Innovate Calgary introduced its provincial-wide Kinetica Energy Technology Accelerator to Northern Alberta on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the University of Alberta.

TEC Edmonton and Innovate Calgary have […]

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TEC Edmonton mourns the passing of Dr. Cy Frank

The staff of TED Edmonton joins so many in Alberta’s innovation and academic communities in mourning the sudden passing of Dr. Cy Frank, CEO of Alberta Innovates Health Solutions (AIHS).

“We at TEC Edmonton are feeling […]

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TEC Edmonton and its clients are in the news

TEC Edmonton, our clients and TEC Centre tenants have been in the news of late.
Global Edmonton Jan. 21, 2015

An invention to help care for wounds
Caring for wounds costs the Canadian health care system $3.9 billion […]

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TEC Client NanoSpeed Partners with DiaSys Diagnostics Systems

NanoSpeed Announces Global Distribution Partnership with DiaSys Diagnostics Systems for Test4D™
Edmonton, Alberta — (March 2, 2015) – NanoSpeed Diagnostics, Inc. (“NanoSpeed”) is pleased to announce an expansion of their exclusive distribution agreement with global diagnostics […]

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“Just do it! Enter VenturePrize! If you stumble and fall, get up, and enter again!” VenturePrize winner Meghan Dear of Localize Your Food

The deadline to enter the all-Alberta 2015 VenturePrize Business Plan Competition is just days away! Entries must be submitted by midnight, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, including a business plan for your company.

Up for grabs is […]

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Former TEC VenturePrize winner DataGardens featured in Calgary Herald

An Interesting story in the Calgary Herald, entitled “DataGardens grows corporate IT security in cloud” by technology startup business columnist Lloyed Lobo (published in the Dec. 5, 2014  online newspaper edition) about former TEC Edmonton client […]

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Save The Date: VenturePrize 2015, April 29 at the Shaw Conference Centre

Save the date on your calendar: The 2015 TEC VenturePrize business plan competition and awards dinner will take place Wednesday, April 29, at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton.

Details about the 13th annual competition will […]

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Persistence pays off for Alvin Xu and AltaCarbon

Alvin (Shaochen) Xu is the stuff entrepreneurs are made of.

Still in his ’20s, facing a multitude of challenges, he continues to grow his promising new technology-based company AltaCarbon Inc. step by step.

The young man, a […]

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TEC VenturePrize – Far More Than A Competition

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Deloitte’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications trends forecaster Duncan Stewart places his bets for 2015

The always entertaining Duncan Stewart, head crystal ball gazer for Deloitte, was back in Edmonton last month at a full-house breakfast as part of his annual TMT (Technology, Media & Telecommunications) Predictions 2015 tour.

Stewart’s talks […]

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From U of A local Falling Walls research competition, Nermeen Youssef finishes second in the world at Berlin

An excellent story in the YouAlberta Student Life blog entitled  Winning! How Young Academics Are making History at Falling Walls. It’s about the three winning student research projects from the Falling Walls Edmonton Lab in […]

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Technology Highlights December 2014

TEC Edmonton helps researchers protect, develop and commercialize new technologies.

New Grants

NSERC I2I Phase I grant

TEC Edmonton has worked with Dr. James Harynuk in securing an NSERC I2I Phase I grant worth $125,000 to […]

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Bloom Burton has high praise for the TEC Edmonton Health Accelerator

It was what you could realistically call a ringing endorsement of TEC Edmonton’s new TEC Health Accelerator, from Canada’s top health care investment banking firm, no less.

“Quite frankly, we first came to Edmonton secretly dreading […]

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Nano-computing potential at University of Alberta attracts Lockheed Martin

The future of computing just might be located on the fourth floor of the National Institute for Nanotechnology Building on the University of Alberta campus, in the headquarters of Quantum Silicon Inc, or QSi.

QSi is […]

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TEC Edmonton’s Health Accelerator + Innovate Calgary’s Kinetica Ventures get funding go-ahead

Much celebration was witnessed on Nov. 21, 2014, when the Hon. Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, came to the TEC Centre in Edmonton’s Enterprise Square to announce funding to TEC Edmonton and Innovate Calgary for […]

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Delta Genomics now a full-fledged not-for-profit genomic testing service

It’s all very well to frame genomics – the science that combines genetic information with functional trait information – just as a crucial Canadian agriculture business tool but there’s higher motive at work here.

“The reality,” […]

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The wit and wisdom of U of A alumnus Bindi Karia, AKA the “Queen of Startups,” Bindi Karia

University of Alberta School of Business 1994 graduate Bindi Karia came back to Edmonton on November 7, 2014 to be the featured guest at the School of Business Alumni Association Annual Dinner in the Winspear […]

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TEC Edmonton honours U of A researchers and spin-off companies at “Innovation … Makes Sense”

Incoming Alberta Minister of Innovation and Advanced Education Don Scott perhaps summed up the reason for TEC Edmonton’s “Innovation … Makes Sense” event at the University of Alberta’s Timms Centre on Tuesday, October 7, 2014.

“My […]

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M31’s “GoAsAGroup” Solves Group Ticket Sales

Group sales for sports or other ticketed events have always been problematic.

The organizer must chase the group members for commitment, payment and then arrange ticket  distribution. Meanwhile, the sports team is missing out on building […]

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GO Technologies’ Moisture Skid Unit

Perhaps it’s a good thing when a new product is a little ahead of its time.

GO Technologies’ “Moisture Skid Unit” is an inexpensive, small-scale unit that captures “waste” natural gas in oil fields where a […]

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VenturePrize winners tell the Capital Ideas forum how it’s done

Forgive the TEC Edmonton personnel in the audience Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the Edmonton Journal Capital Ideas “How do I turn my idea into a business” forum.

Forgive them if they looked like proud parents […]

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TEC Edmonton at the 2014 national Startup Canada Awards: How far we’ve come

There’s always a long way to go. But it’s good to look back and see how far you’ve come.

The Edmonton innovation ecosystem is starting to function as it should, as witnessed by the national Startup […]

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UA Solve and TEC Edmonton bring university expertise to off-campus inventions like Ron Szepesy’s SureShot pump

Inventor Ron Szepesy keeps learning how much he does not know about his invention: the revolutionary Zoltec SureShot pump.

“Which is a good thing,” he says.

Zoltec is a startup company in Alberta, one of the first […]

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VenturePrize 2014 – A celebration and examination of Greater Edmonton’s innovation system

Award competitions are one thing – the excitement, the nervousness of contenders, the ecstasy of the winners, the disappointment of the runners-up, the “grip ‘n’ grins” photos of winners holding up over-sized cheques.

Reviewing the state […]

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Radient Technologies – an overnight success, 13 years in the making

It was an overnight success, 13 years in the making.

Radient Technologies was incorporated in 2001.

On June 4, 2014, with the grand opening of its new manufacturing plant on Edmonton’s South Side at 4035 101 St, […]

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Technology circle: Edmonton company Ceapro licenses new university-developed technology

Chalk it up to coincidence, serendipity … or the entrepreneurial startup environment that permeates Northern Alberta.

Edmonton-based Ceapro Inc. is a biotechnology company that uses its proprietary technology to extract natural ingredients from oats and other […]

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