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November 2020

MaRS Impact Week 2020

November 30 @ 8:00 am - December 4 @ 5:00 pm
Online
$105

Canada's leading conference for people who believe that innovation can create a better world. Join thousands of innovators from across the globe in deep discussion on the most pressing technology challenges of our time. Uncover the models, trends and strategies that are helping build a better, more sustainable future. This November 30 to December 4, dive into Canada’s innovation ecosystem, discover game-changing solutions, and help the planet on its road to recovery.

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December 2020

Investing to Address Climate Change: In Conversation with President Gertler (Adams Sustainability Celebration)

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online
Free

Earlier this year, the University of Toronto and more than a dozen Canadian universities signed a landmark charter that aims to tackle climate change through a commitment to responsible investing practices. U of T and McGill University initiated the charter, and more than a dozen other universities have joined the effort. It calls on universities to, among other things: incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment practices; regularly measure the carbon footprints of investment portfolios and set meaningful…

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The Patent Cooperation Treaty: Advantages, Best Practices & Common Mistakes

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online
Free

During this webinar, the speakers will specifically address: Best practices and common mistakes for outbound PCT applications Best practices and common mistakes for inbound PCT applications entering the U.S. National stage And the strategic advantages of filing PCT applications

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Data Resources for Entrepreneurs

December 3 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Online
Free

Preparing a business pitch and developing a business idea requires you to have data on your target market. You need data to inform decisions on your business plan, data on your competitors, and if you want to be innovative in your industry you need data to tell you a story on performance and opportunity. Data literacy for entrepreneurs is essential. This session will help you identify your data needs, find relevant data using specialized library resources, and evaluate and synthesize…

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Application Deadline: Falcons’ Fortunes – FACIT’s Annual Pitch Competition

December 4

Falcons' Fortunes (based on the popular TV series Dragons' Den) invites Ontario-based entrepreneurs working in the oncology space to pitch innovative research ideas to an external panel of judges. The 2021 event is scheduled to coincide with World Cancer Day on Thursday, February 4th, 2021. Hosted by the FACIT Falcons (i.e. the FACIT team), this annual event offers $50,000 in Prospects funding to invest in the most promising oncology research idea. While the research idea should be novel and sound,…

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CO(VID): Networking in the Time of COVID

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online
Free

COVID-19 has reduced the potential for serendipitous collisions, happy accidents, and back-of-the-envelope innovations. TRP is providing a virtual networking opportunity to meet new people, exchange ideas, develop new initiatives, and seek expertise outside of your established circles. If you are a clinician looking for interdisciplinary collaborators, a translational mentor working on new projects, researchers looking for clinical partnerships, or students looking for collaborators, this event is for you! This event will give you an opportunity to: Meet new interdisciplinary collaborators…

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BLUE KNIGHT™ Symposium

December 8 - December 10
Online
Free

In seeking to combat emerging infectious diseases and other 21st century health threats, the path to better prepared, protected, and healthy individuals, families, and communities could rely on unlocking the collective power of the global community. BLUE KNIGHT™ seeks to answer this call. On December 8-10, Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JLABS and BARDA will virtually convene the emerging Blue Knight community of thought leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs for a three-day symposium, including interactive sessions focused on key areas of…

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Application Deadline: Praxis SCI Accelerate 2021

December 10

Program Description Praxis Spinal Cord Institute is proud to launch our second Praxis SCI Accelerate Program, a 6-month virtual acceleration program for health start-up companies with solutions that address care- and cure-related treatments and overall quality of life of individuals with SCI. Located in Vancouver, Canada, this virtual program is designed for post-prototype companies to scale their innovations quickly. We pair our expertise in SCI research, knowledge translation, direct consumer engagement and commercialization, with specialized coaching in regulatory and reimbursement…

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Path to Growth Summit

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online

Staying agile, connected, and innovative has never been more important. As Canadian businesses everywhere innovate through disruption, we have the opportunity to re-engage customers, re-skill the workforce, and re-invent operations to get on the path to growth. Join Salesforce for this live half day event, with keynotes from influential thought leaders and practical breakout sessions featuring Canadian Trailblazers, to get inspired and prepared to adapt and thrive through change. You’ll leave this event with the ability to accelerate your digital…

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Application Deadline: Hatchery Pitch-A-Thon

December 11

Do you think you have the next $10B Idea? Do you want to test drive it with Y Combinator and Hatchery founders? The Pitch-A-Thon is the place to be! During the month of January 2021, you will be guided by Hatchery mentors to craft your 60-second pitch. Application Deadline: December 11, 2020.

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