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By Cheryl Lindsay

RIC Centre is pleased to announce that it has selected four innovative companies from a large pool of applicants for this year’s Innovator Idol III. And the finalists are:

Carmel Vision
Carmel Vision (CV) is a Toronto based software & hardware development company focused on delivering fresh and innovative solutions to address information overload.   CV was founded in 2004 and has an existing user base of 600 customers. The company’s goal is to offer technologically superior, yet affordable products that let users regain control of their data saving time wasted on searching and organizing.

Induce Biologics Inc.
Induce Biologics
is a regenerative medicine company focused on developing devices combining growth factors and biomaterials to induce the body to regenerate itself – specializing in regenerative medicine, recombinant growth factor and osteogenesis.

Isobarex
Established in 2008, Isobarex develops innovative technologies enhancing the detection of radiotracers and expanding their applications in biomedical research and nuclear safety and security. The technology allows measuring important radiotracers with unprecedentedly low limits of detection.

Rivalries Corporation
By combining some of the traditional plastic processing technology with its modified intrusion and insert intrusion technology, Rivalries Corporation has been successful in developing a sample product offering that creates a cost-effective, sustainable, and marketable final product. Rivalries technology allows one to take a waste stream and convert it into a useful set of products that are durable, waterproof, insect- and rot-resistant, non-toxic, and cost-effective.

Click to learn more about Innovator Idol III.  It takes place on June 15th, 2011 from 8:30AM-11:00AM at the Noel Ryan Auditorium (301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W., Mississauga). Registration for the third annual Innovator Idol is now open. Seating is limited! Register today.

Cheryl Lindsay is an undergrad student and the University of Toronto, Mississauga.  She is currently enrolled in the CCIT program pursuing a specialist in Digital Enterprise Management.  Cheryl is a student intern with the RIC Centre acting as Assisting Communications Officer.

The RIC blog is designed as a showcase for entrepreneurs and innovation. Our guest bloggers pro vide a wealth of information based on their personal experiences. Visit RIC Centre for more information on how RIC can accelerate your ideas to market.

 

 

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By Cheryl Lindsay

Discovery, voted The Best Tradeshow in Canada of 2010, is back to bring together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community along with entrepreneurs and students. 

Discovery, hosted by the Ontario Centres of Excellence, is the leading innovation-to-commercialization conference. It showcases leading edge technologies, best practices and researchers from sectors such as health manufacturing, digital media and cleantech with approximately 325 exhibitors and over 2,500 attendees.  The basis of Discovery is to facilitate the exchange of ideas, encourage new ways to collaborate and push the boundaries of research and innovation through demonstration and development.

In the midst of two days of exciting events, workshops and exhibitors, Discovery is pleased to have two experienced and established keynote speakers leading the discussion of innovation for 2011.  This year Discovery is featuring David G. Thomson, Founder and Chairman of The Blueprint Growth Institute and Bill Buxton, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research.

David G. Thomson founded The Blueprint Growth Institute, which is a specialized management-consulting firm focused on helping companies develop growth strategies and execute the 7 essentials.  The 7 essentials are what he claims to be the necessary steps to achieve growth and are taken from the patterns of high-growth companies.  He is also the author of Blueprint to a Billion, which focuses on the 7 essentials.

Bill Buxton, now the Principal Researcher for Microsoft Research, has many years of experience in computer science.  He is an advocate for innovation, design and especially the appropriate consideration for human values, capacity and culture in the conception, implementation and use of new products and technologies.  He is the recipient of multiple awards and honours including being named the Doctor of Design, Honoris Causa by the Ontario College of Art and Design as well as the ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement Award.

Discovery will be held on May 18th-19th, 2011 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  To register, or for registration details please visit www.ocediscovery.com.

Cheryl Lindsay is an undergrad student and the University of Toronto, Mississauga.  She is currently enrolled in the CCIT program pursuing a specialist in Digital Enterprise Management.  Cheryl is a student intern with the RIC Centre acting as Assisting Communications Officer.

The RIC blog is designed as a showcase for entrepreneurs and innovation. Our guest bloggers provide a wealth of information based on their personal experiences. Visit RIC Centre for more information on how RIC can accelerate your ideas to market.

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By Cheryl Lindsay

Is your business looking for tips and advice on raising capital and investor relations?   This is the Growing Your Business session for you!

The RIC Centre is looking forward to the next Growing Your Business breakfast session on Thursday May 12th: “Raising Capital – Negotiating the Perfect Deal.”  This session will discuss the importance of securing an investor and negotiating the term sheet of the proposed investment.  The panellists will share tips on the best practices when it comes to negotiating a term sheet.

Among our panellists this month will be Paul Chipperton, an experienced entrepreneur in the life sciences industry.  Currently, Paul is the CEO of Profound Medical Inc., a medical devices company that focuses on the treatment of Prostate Cancer through cutting-edge MRI and Ultrasound technologies.  Paul has led the company to multiple awards including the Ontario Premier’s Catalyst Award for “Best Start-Up”.

Paul has many years of experience in investor relations, strategic development and new product development with a number of companies including PerkinElmer and CRi & Beckman-Coulter.  His current specialities include securing financing and building commercial relationships.  We are looking forward to his insight into the world of investor relations and negotiations.

Join us for  Negotiating the Perfect Deal at our “Growing Your Business” breakfast event series 7:30 to 10 a.m., Thursday,  May 12 at the University of Toronto Mississauga’s Faculty Club .

Pre-Registration $25, Pay at Event $30 (covers breakfast and parking). To register, visit http://www.riccentre.com.

Cheryl Lindsay is an undergrad student and the University of Toronto, Mississauga.  She is currently enrolled in the CCIT program pursuing a specialist in Digital Enterprise Management.  Cheryl is a student intern with the RIC Centre acting as Assisting Communications Officer.

The RIC blog is designed as a showcase for entrepreneurs and innovation. Our guest bloggers provide a wealth of information based on their personal experiences. Visit RIC Centre for more information on how RIC can accelerate your ideas to market.

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