Friday October 7, 2021 (Toronto, ON) After wrapping up two successful cohorts within the last year, Lab2Market (L2M) Toronto, delivered by Toronto Metropolitan University, is excited to announce their third cohort.
L2M Toronto’s third cohort kicked off on September 13th, 2021 with 18 talented teams. Over the next four months they will embark on their entrepreneurial journeys to take their research to new beginnings. Through the L2M program, these researchers will learn world-leading methodologies and frameworks, and receive the support needed to bring their ideas to fruition. From learning how to conduct market research to the art of pitching, by the end of the four months, the teams will have gained an entrepreneurial mindset.
The 18 teams participating in the cohort are from Toronto Metropolitan University, Dalhousie University, Ontario Tech University, the University of Toronto, Western University, University of Waterloo, University of Windsor, Wilfred Laurier University, Queen’s University, and Carleton University.
This cohort is industry agnostic, spread across a diverse range of project focuses including energy optimization, agriculture, clean technologies, advanced materials and manufacturing, education, life sciences and advanced health and more. To meet the full cohort, please see the table below. The Lab2Market Program is currently being delivered across a vast network – from Ryerson University, Dalhousie University, Memorial University to University of Manitoba. Ryerson University is currently delivering the Lab2Market Toronto through the Innovation Boost Zone (IBZ), an early-stage technology incubator and one of the ten Learning Zones at the institution. Ryerson University and IBZ are both honoured to be a part of this nationwide initiative to help foster entrepreneurship and innovation across Canada.
Meet the Teams
|Ahmed Sheir||Ontario Tech University||Autonomous micro-cell multilevel inverter for utility scale PV farms.|
|Christopher Patterson||University of Windsor||Advancing controlled environment agriculture (CEA) through 3D printing construction.|
|David Raveenthrarajan||Toronto Metropolitan University||Accelerated maturation of rye spirits.|
|Gijs van Houtum||University of Waterloo||Active machine learning for additive manufacturing.|
|Godwin Badu-Marfo||Ryerson University||UrbanFlux.ai – A distributed traffic management system for connected and automated future.|
|Jeffrey Kaplan||Ontario Tech University||Interview and interrogation assessment instrument.|
|Krystina Clarke||Ontario Tech University||Developing customizable and affordable medical simulation solutions by facilitating the transfer of research driven products into the simulation market.|
|Mark Aquilino||University of Toronto||Epiloid: The ultimate personalized medicine for epilepsy.|
|Md Jamiul Alam Khan||Ontario Tech University||Automated integrity control of industrial tools using X-ray Computed Tomography(CT).|
|Michael N. Lombardo||Ontario Tech University||Understanding gene model maps.|
|Mickael Dang||University of Toronto||A rapid portable and low-cost PCR test for diagnosis of infectious diseases (e.g., COVID-19) in congregate and remote settings.|
|Nikolas Kourtzanidis||Toronto Metropolitan University||Germicidal robots.|
|Omid Sedaghat||Western University||Advanced simulation tools for SMR structural design.|
|Parky Lau||Toronto Metropolitan University||Sleep Optimizing Algorithms: Implications for coaching mental health providers and attaining optimal sleep.|
|Patrick Strzalkowski||Wilfrid Laurier University||A phyto toxicological device for environmental field-based monitoring.|
|Rohan Bhambhoria||Queen’s University||Likelihood of confusion for trademarks.|
|Shane Steinberg||Carleton University||Wearable ultrasound technology for cardiac health monitoring.|
|Thomas Davies||Dalhousie University||RipeReady Genomics: Using gene editing to alter ripening periods of apples|
The Lab2Market program is Canada’s national-level research commercialization program led by Toronto Metropolitan University, University of Manitoba, Dalhousie University, and Memorial University. Lab2Market is made possible with support from the Government of Canada through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Prairies Economic Development Canada, the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), Mitacs as well as the Ocean Startup Project and Ocean Supercluster.