TORONTO, ON. – (November 5, 2015) – Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest angel investor network will launch its fourth Central Canadian chapter in Vaughan, Ontario on November 19th 2015 in partnership with the City of Vaughan. Keiretsu Forum will now have seven active chapters across Canada and 40 chapters across the globe. Keiretsu will be working closely with the VICC (Vaughan International Commercialization Center), an initiative focusing on helping companies in their efforts to soft-land in North America by leveraging the Vaughan region’s entrepreneurial and innovative eco-system.
“Keiretsu Forum Central Canada is eager to help the VICC strengthen their bridge with our international chapters in the US, China and Israel. To celebrate the launch we will have 3 non-Canadian presenting companies from New York, Portland and Tel Aviv, Israel.” said Ozan Isinak, President of Keiretsu Forum Central Canada.
Flying at 60,000 feet, powered by the sun, Facebook’s huge unmanned Aquila aircraft provides an airborne bridge to the information highway — beaming Internet access to people in technologically barren parts of the planet.
At a major construction site, a squad of flying robots hoists and lays bricks with military precision, pausing only for battery swaps or a recharge.
And at Amazon, Walmart, and the Vaughan-based Drone Delivery Canada — tests are afoot to transform the delivery of small packages using robots in the sky.
Traditionally CAD software was usually something that only design professionals and students learned to use. But in the last few years the rise of virtual reality and 3D printing technology has started to inspire a whole new generation of amateurs and hobbyist 3D designers.
Vancouver-based Wiivv Wearables Inc, a bionics company that creates custom, 3D printed body gear, has secured $3.5 million in seed-stage financing. The round was led by U.S. venture capital firm Eclipse Ventures, Canadian firmReal Ventures, and is the first investment made by Asimov Ventures, a U.S. investor focused on 3D printing and robotics. Other investors included Evonik Industries, MAS Holdings, Relentless Pursuits Partnersand FIT Technology Group. Founded last year, Wiivv said it is preparing for a Kickstartercampaign in early 2016 to build a community of early adopters for its first product: BASE, a 3D printed comfort-fit insole.
Wiivv Closes $3.5M Seed Round and Gears Up for Market Entry
World’s Fastest Product Customization Engine to Create 3D Printable Body Gear
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Dec. 3, 2015) – Wiivv Wearables Inc., a bionics company that creates custom, 3D printed gear, announced today the closing of $3.5M in seed round funding. Wiivv has developed a scalable, enterprise level Adaptive Manufacturing System that features the world’s fastest product customization engine designed to produce custom body gear. The company is preparing to enter the market with a Kickstarter campaign in early 2016 designed to build a community of early adopters for Wiivv’s first product to hit the mass market: BASE – a 3D printed comfort-fit insole with foot digitization done via smart phone.
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This Christmas, Mountek delivers the most reliable device mount for your air vent.The people who brought you the world’s first CD slot mount, have made an evolutionary leap forward, to bring you a secure air vent mounting solution for your cell phone. Introducing the Mountek AIRSNAP. With 5 years of loyal customer feedback, Mountek has listened to what drivers want. You want to see and interact with your phone without taking your eyes off the road. You want to get in and out of your car without fussing with your mount. Most of all, you want your mount to stay put without shaking your phone. The Mountek AIRSNAP truly delivers what drivers want, all in one simple solution.
Lauren Fletcher: " industrialize " tree planting The forests and jungles of the world are under increasing pressure from the lumber overproduction of surface mining , and increasing land use by traditional agriculture and urban expansion . In most countries of the world , deforesation is continuing at a much faster rate than new trees planting process . Today , a very interesting startup has begun to change this destructive path.
We all know that eating fish is good for your health, but what about fish shaped robots? In a study published this month in Advanced Materials, researchers from UC San Diego announced that they'd figured out a way to 3D print tiny microrobots in the shape of fish. The fish are just 120 microns long and 30 microns thick, much smaller than a human hair. Researchers can 3D print hundreds of the fish in seconds. The fish are printed with tiny particles of platinum in the tail which react with hydrogen peroxide. When the microfish are placed in peroxide, the tails move, propelling the fish along. The scientists can also add other particles to the materials used to print the fish, including chemicals that can detect and absorb toxins like bee venom. In the study, they showed that the microfish could detoxify a liquid contaminated with a toxin. As the fish work, they glow red, and the swimming motion helps make sure they don't miss a drop of the contaminant. These fish are just a proof of concept. They won't be used outside of a lab for a long time yet, but their creators have very high hopes for the fish. “This method has made it easier for us to test different designs for these microrobots and to test different nanoparticles to insert new functional elements into these tiny structures. It’s my personal hope to further this research to eventually develop surgical microrobots that operate safer and with more precision,” one of the microfish inventors Jinxing Li said in a press release. Other possible applications include delivering drugs to targeted areas of the body, or removing toxins. And those future drug deliveries or detoxifying treatments don't have to be done with simple fish-shaped bots. The researchers can also make printed manta rays or sharks, and could eventually even print bird shaped microbots. Clearly, this means that one day your doctor could ask you to swallow these sharks and call her in the morning...and it wouldn't be fishy at all.
AND COULD ONE DAY BECOME MEDICINE THAT YOU SWALLOW
At Mackenzie Health, patients are at the heart of everything we do. As a regional health care provider serving a population of more than half a million people across York Region and beyond, Mackenzie Health is evolving its IT infrastructure to benefit both the existing Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital as well as the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital expected to be completed in 2019.
Recently, the organization introduced ICAT Healthcare, a strategy that will see Mackenzie Health propel its information, communications, and automation technology (ICAT) systems to a leadership position within the health care industry over the next four years.
Buying a new phone every time you drop it or the battery dies is now a thing of the past. PuzzlePhone is the first smartphone that’s built to last. It’s kind of like a puzzle… except it’s a phone. PuzzlePhone modular, with three easy-to-change modules, making it 100% upgradeable, repairable, & dare we say, future-proof.
Eventbrite - YLab presents YLab's Python Constricted: Crash Course in Python for Experienced Programmers - Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Markham's Thornhill Community Centre Library, Thornhill, Ontario. Find event and ticket information.
YOU MUST PURCHASE TICKETS BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 TO PARTICIPATE. Get Your Bot On! Robotics Hackathon is a chance for newbies, hobbyists and pros alike to come together, build a robot and have some fun. Every team gets a kit of hardware and all the mentorship they need.
This year the GYBO theme is Healthy and is presented at the MaRS Discovery District September 11-13, 2015. Teams will be encouraged to build robots related to this theme and can explore robots relevant to:
Healthy People Healthy Homes Healthy Schools Healthy Workplaces Healthy Environment Healthy Play
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