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 SheirOntario Tech UniversityAutonomous micro-cell multilevel inverter for utility scale PV farms.
Christopher PattersonUniversity of WindsorAdvancing controlled environment agriculture (CEA) through 3D printing construction.
David RaveenthrarajanToronto Metropolitan UniversityAccelerated maturation of rye spirits.
Gijs van HoutumUniversity of WaterlooActive machine learning for additive manufacturing.
Godwin Badu-MarfoRyerson – A distributed traffic management system for connected and automated future.
Jeffrey KaplanOntario Tech UniversityInterview and interrogation assessment instrument.
Krystina ClarkeOntario Tech UniversityDeveloping customizable and affordable medical simulation solutions by facilitating the transfer of research driven products into the simulation market.
Mark AquilinoUniversity of TorontoEpiloid: The ultimate personalized medicine for epilepsy.
Md Jamiul Alam KhanOntario Tech UniversityAutomated integrity control of industrial tools using X-ray Computed Tomography(CT).
Michael N. LombardoOntario Tech UniversityUnderstanding gene model maps.
Mickael DangUniversity of TorontoA rapid portable and low-cost PCR test for diagnosis of infectious diseases (e.g., COVID-19) in congregate and remote settings.
Nikolas KourtzanidisToronto Metropolitan UniversityGermicidal robots.
Omid SedaghatWestern UniversityAdvanced simulation tools for SMR structural design.
Parky LauToronto Metropolitan UniversitySleep Optimizing Algorithms: Implications for coaching mental health providers and attaining optimal sleep.
Patrick StrzalkowskiWilfrid Laurier UniversityA phyto toxicological device for environmental field-based monitoring.
Rohan BhambhoriaQueen’s UniversityLikelihood of confusion for trademarks.
Shane SteinbergCarleton UniversityWearable ultrasound technology for cardiac health monitoring.
Thomas DaviesDalhousie UniversityRipeReady 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.

SOURCE Lab2Market