Innovative Canadian companies, products shine at MaRS Discovery
2018 Sci Innovation Competition Announces Winners
The Second China (Shenzhen) Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition, Toronto Division (2018 Sci Innovation Competition) have announced the finalists and expert judges participating in the Toronto Divison of this year’s competition on March 24th at the MaRS Discovery District. The Canada Confederation of Shenzhen Associations (CCSA) and the Sino-Canada International Innovation Centre (Sci Innovation Centre) have narrowed the 208 submissions to 20 of Canada’s brightest new innovative projects that will compete for prize awards.
Established by the Municipality of Shenzhen and the People’s Republic of China in association with the City of Toronto, the 2018 Sci Innovation Competition, known as the ‘Global Olympics of Innovation’, will feature projects from industries including IT technology, Biotechnology and Life Science, Electronic Science and Technology, Advanced Manufacturing, and Material and Energy.
A total of 10 winners awarded now qualify for the ‘Industrial Finals’ and ‘Grande Finals’ in Shenzhen, China in April 2018. A sample list of those winners includes:
Electronic Science and Technology
Qsun Sun Safety Solution – Sun safety wearable device and companion app that tracks sun exposure to protect the user’s skin from sun-induced skin damage while maintaining a healthy level of Vitamin D.
A.L.L. (Advance Logic Library) Controller – The world’s most advanced USB gamepad. Unlike competing gamepads, the A.L.L. controller can play any game on any computer.
Addon_Labs – Use machines you already own (laptops, cell phones, tablets etc.) and smart materials to make Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) instantly.
Biotechnology and Life Science
HiNT Wearable Device for Stroke Detection – First wearable point of care medical device that can detect and alert high-risk patients and their caregivers when a stroke occurs. The device is a comfortable wearable headband, based on Electroencephalography (EEG).
Established by the Municipality of Shenzhen and the People’s Republic of China in association with the City of Toronto, the 2018 Sci Innovation Competition, known as the ‘Global Olympics of Innovation’, featured a panel of high profile judges that awarded First, Second, and Third place cash prizes to competitors.
This year the Sci Innovation Competition (Canada) partnered with Toronto-based MaRS Discovery District, one of the world’s largest urban innovation hubs supporting innovators and entrepreneurs. The partnership saw MaRS host and promote the competition, as well as playing a part in recommending the judges.
Driving the engagement with some of the Canadian ‘Tech Hubs’ and building new relationships for the competition is the Pacific Innovation & Executive Club Toronto (PIEC), which also has been instrumental in bolstering this year’s registration for the competition.