Supported Projects

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Acrylic

Acrylic intends to design and sell abstract acrylic artwork that has been produced via a semi-automated process (using both robotic and software automation).

Advanced process for scalable production of viral vectors for gene and cell therapy - Professor Amine Kamen

There is a revolution happening in medicine with the recent regulatory approval of novel cell and gene therapy treatments against so far incurable diseases, such as blood cancer and some types of rare genetic diseases. As a result, researchers in the field are moving toward the development of new promising approaches with application to other unmet medical needs. However, the complex manufacturing process behind these treatments is slowing down the research translation. Preclinical experiments as well as clinical trials require large quantities of high quality viral vectors and, to date, manufacturing centers are overburdened. Academic research laboratories and early stage companies do not have the infrastructure to develop and manufacture the needed biological material. We will exploit our integrated process for a high yield and scalable production of viral vectors (lentivirus and adeno associated virus) using our suspension technology platform instead of the ancient and difficult to scale adherent cell system. Our production process and capability can have a significant impact to support the increasing demand of these vectors and bridging the existing gap between research and clinic. With this award, we want to support end user validation in the form of salary and consumables towards commercialization.

Affluencial

Affluencial is democratizing tailored financial advising, planning and investing so that individuals can have access to quality wealth management regardless of their net worth.

Afrobeats Central

Afrobeats Central is a digital marketing company that aims to connect Afrobeats artists to editors, content curators, tastemakers on various streaming platforms as well as music magazines and blogs.

Alpha Iota Alloys

Alpha Iota Alloys aims to develop novel ultra-lightweight magnesium (ULMg) alloys for applications where weight reduction is critical by developing eco-friendly and affordable-cost alloys with superior properties.

Ameko

With the cost of wearable technology becoming more accessible, less cost prohibitive, and miniaturized for practical use, designing smart, wearable tech is literally at our fingertips. As such, Ameko set out to create every-day winter gloves embedded with the technology that provides comfort and safety, all while being fashionable.

AngleSmart

AngleSmart is aiming to provide a smart and automated solution for effortless dental care by redesigning the decades old model of a toothbrush and automating it to intelligently provide a smart brushing experience.

Appetite

Appetite is a social food sharing platform for people to buy and sell the meals that they prepare in their own kitchens.
The team is comprised of three co-founders: Sean Kaiser and Kristina Pearkes, both Mechanical Engineering, and Paul Bridi, Civil Engineering/Minor Computer Science, all expecting to graduate in May 2017.

Arno Project

Arno Project is a venture interested in developing a template for sustainable housing construction. By using biogenic materials and a centralized energy-management system for ensuring carbon-neutral construction and operation, Arno Project offers design and construction services for new environmentally-conscious home buyers. The team currently has a 200-square-foot prototype in construction in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC

Artizanko

Artizanko is a zero waste packaging solutions company for local enterprises. Currently, we are collaborating with local producers to innovate compostable packaging for their products. Our goal is to have packages that are inexpensive, compostable, heat and water resistant.

AvaChat

A new video-chat platform optimized for the needs of low-bandwidth users.

Axon

A portable and affordable brain scanner for point-of-care diagnosis in ambulances, sports fields, field hospitals, and homes.

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BaseDash

BaseDash is the ultimate collaborative database tooling platform for tech companies. View and edit data with beautiful UI-based workflows and share insights with your teammates instantly. BaseDash replaces traditional database clients with a modern, collaborative web app. Simply the best way to manage data for teams.

BioOptic

BioOptic is a necessary staple in physiotherapy and rehabilitative offices, globally, for its ability to characterize the abdominal compartment, non-invasively, for improved and targeted treatment plans. We directly measure and relate intra-abdominal pressure and abdominal wall elasticity to clinicians and patients, alike.

Blühen

Blühen involves creating and commercialising an intuitive extract dispensing device that allows consumers to seamlessly incorporate cannabis into their daily routines.

Buzzle

Buzzle is an interactive video editing app made for iPadOS and the Apple Pencil, it aims to break the barriers to video creation by providing a partly automated, intuitive, and efficient platform to its users.

 

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Cognitive Chem

CognitiveChem aims to shape a healthier tomorrow by developing a platform powered by AI & crowd sourcing to help the chemistry community discover greener chemicals, faster.

Cookiestruct

Cookiestruct is offering customers 3D-printed, custom-made advanced cookie cutters that can make cookies for any occasions ranging from birthdays to anniversaries and weddings.

Curbside

Curbside is a mobile application to help commuters find on-street parking spots, and displays on an interactive map both the availability and the probability of occupancy of nearby parking spots using AI models.

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Development of an innovative composite prepreg recycling system - Professor Pascal Hubert

Carbon fibre prepregs are the most widely used raw material for making high-performance composite structures. They consist of dry fibre impregnated with a partially cured polymeric resin and they represent a very significant portion of the total manufacturing cost of a given structure. The carbon fiber prepreg market is expected to grow from USD 7.0 billion in 2019 to USD 11.5 billion by 2024. Current manufacturing practices, however, generate large quantities of prepreg waste, which poses both a financial burden on the manufacturer and a negative environmental impact. Several recycling solutions are being studied at the lab scale, but none have reached the level of maturity necessary for industrial implementation. This project aims at deploying a commercially viable recycling tool that transforms prepreg waste collected directly from an aerospace manufacturer into a high-performance compression moulding compound. The successful scale-up of this technology would lead to an unprecedented improvement in composites manufacturing sustainability within the aerospace industry. Estimated saving of USD 2-3 billion per year could be achieved with this technology developed at McGill as 30-50% of the carbon fibre prepreg purchased end up in the landfill. Furthermore, it would facilitate the adoption of composites within other major sectors, such as automotive, marine, recreational sporting goods, etc.

Dialysave

Dialysave is a startup company based in Montreal, Canada. Our mission is to provide widespread access to dialysis for patients suffering from End Stage Renal Disease, both locally and throughout the world.

DomeAge

At DomeAge, we thrive to provide outdoor lovers with the opportunity to experience nature in a new and unique way. Our modular construction kits easily transform into safe and beautiful geodesic domes that make your stay unforgettable.

Drill bit condition monitoring system for mining applications - Dr. Hamed Rafezi and Professor Ferri Hassani

The proposed application aims to further develop our patent-pending approach (PCT/CA2018/051236) for tricone drill Bit Condition Monitoring System (BCMS) in surface mining. The mining industry is moving toward automation and autonomous machinery for increasing the efficiency, precision and safety in production. A successful automated blasthole drilling condition monitoring and control system is a vital step forward. Drilling and blasting are two preliminary tasks in large surface mining operations and constitute more than 15% of the total costs. Tricone bits are preferred in most rotary drilling applications for blasthole drilling in a surface mining operation. Bit wear and subsequent failure of drill in the hole create major delays in removing the detached cone(s) from the hole to avoid damage to the rock crusher equipment. Fully autonomous drilling would not be achievable without a machine-sensing system for recognizing when the drill bit is worn and requires replacing.

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Early Breast Cancer Screening with Low-Power Microwaves - Professor Milica Popovic

Each of the current modalities, such as mammography, ultrasound and MRI, has downsides, often resulting in late tumor detection and, consequently, a lower success rate in post‐surgical treatment. Low‐power microwave‐based screening is an emerging field that promises inexpensive, comfortable and safe monitoring of breast tissue, to enable early detection of malignant lesions. The McGill research team is among only a few in the world that has evaluated the underlying technology (ultra-wide-band (UWB) microwave detection) for monitoring breast tissue in human subjects. The award is providing funds to help build a more compact and portable second-generation prototype for use in ongoing feasibility studies.

Efficient Convolutional-Neural-Network (CNN) Processing System

To further develop an efficient computing platform technology in silicon that provides industry best in class performance in throughput, low-power and achievable depth of the deep-learning network in real-time. We have re-defined the computation platform by introducing a highly scalable architecture to accommodate any order deep-learning architecture as desired by the developer.

Effortless AI Makes Artificial Intelligence Easy - Professors Brett Meyer and Warren Gross

While AI is clearly the future, most developers lack the expertise to build such systems. Effortless AI, by automating the design and optimization of machine learning systems, makes it possible to bring efficient AI to more devices, faster. Though we are not the first or only to automate the design of machine learning algorithms (e.g., Google’s AutoML, NYTimes) we are unique in our approach: by explicitly considering issues that matter for mobile/IoT systems (e.g., the time or energy required to perform facial recognition), we produce the best systems possible for these platforms. The WRSA will offer critical support at a key time as we work to prepare our prototype for customer validation and early contracts, and ultimately to raise seed funding.

External Artificial Pancreas for Patients with Type 1 Diabetes - Ahmad Haidar and Professor Benoit Boulet

This system gives those suffering from Type 1 diabetes the opportunity to access more effective, portable, automated treatment of their disease.

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Fully Porous Hip Replacement Implant Capable of Eliminating Bone Resorption - Professor Damiano Pasini, Dr. Sajad Arabnejad, Dr. Michael Tanzer, Burnett Johnston

Their novel implant uses a fully porous structural biomaterial that avoids bone resorption by seamlessly matching the properties of the local host bone tissue.  In addition, the new design can be adopted with no modifications to existing surgical technique and hospital infrastructure. Existing hip replacement procedures often require follow-up surgery that can increase the risk of complications and even death. Current hip implants in the market are incapable of preventing long-term stress-related bone loss, which is a risk factor for the success of revision hip surgery.  The award is contributing to the cost of the animal studies.

 

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Green, Carbon-Negative Construction Materials - Dr. Mehrdad Mahoutian and Professor Yixin Shao

They have developed a carbonation technology that produces construction materials using steel slag as binder and carbon dioxide (CO2) as activator. A specific example is a standard construction block, which are traditionally made from Portland cement. The method developed uses the carbonation activation technique to make steel slag a primary binder for block applications. This will eliminate the use of Portland cement, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, convert steel industry waste into value-added products, sequester carbon dioxide into stable carbonates, and consume zero virgin materials. These construction blocks have equivalent mechanical properties compared to commercial cement-based concrete blocks. As well, the production cost of the green blocks is approximately 25% lower than the commercial standard. The well-established block market suggests a great business opportunity for this new product. The award will allow the team to further generate commercially-relevant data and de-risk the technology for future investment.

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Hound

HOUND is a for profit, portable timing device that will make you throw out your old stopwatch. With HOUND, you will be able to accurately time your sprints and train like a professional at an affordable price.  

Hydrolux

Hydrolux wants to produce and distribute green hydrogen to warehouses to supply fuel cell powered forklifts. Hydrogen forklifts are tougher, faster and safer than traditional forklifts.

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Immersed

Immersed is a personalized language learning app that generates a tailored curriculum based on your everyday inputs into your phone. In addition, unlike other language learning software, our app facilitates subconscious learning of a language’s vocabulary by simply using your phone as you normally would.

Innato

Product aimed at drastically improving the mental health of paralyzed patients by allowing them to interact with others and engage in various activities without moving their body physically using electroencephalography (EEG) and brain-computer interface (BCI).

Inti Aerospace

Inti Aerospace believes in releasing the world from the restrictions of battery powered flight, using the latest solar technology. A clean sheet design process has allowed us to develop an optimized UAV with unbeatable surveying performance. We appreciate your patience whilst we try to build a great product and look forward to sharing it with you in August 2018. The team is comprised of three members: Elie Bou-Gharios, CEO, BEng 2018, Mechanical Engineering, Callaghan Wilmott, CTO, BEng 2018, Mechanical Engineering, and Mathew Morgan, COO, BEng 2018, Mechanical Engineering.

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L'escrime Libre

L'escrime Libre is an exciting new start-up focusing on providing innovative solutions for the sport of fencing. We are a group of engineers, programmers, and scientists aiming to reimagine the future of fencing. Our primary design product is a lightweight, portable, and low cost alternative to the current outmoded and expensive scoring systems that are standard in the sport.

Lumbrik

Lumbrick is a social venture aiming to improve the affordability and accessibility of biofuel for refugees in poverty. We empower women refugees to become self-supporting entrepreneurs by providing them the tools and know-how to recycle maize leaves and cardboard into briquettes, and sell them as cooking fuel to their community. In this way, we increase the food security and spendable income of refugee communities by supplying them with a low-cost direct substitute for firewood.

Lunavoy

Lunavoy Inc. is a Canada based eCommerce and social network company offering an AI powered, web and mobile-app platform for connecting SME providers of tourist experiences / activities with travelers and travelers among themselves.

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Maple Syrup Extract to Reduce Antibiotic Resistance - Professor Nathalie Tufenkji and Dr. Vimal Maisuria

They have showed that an extract from maple syrup can make disease-causing bacteria more susceptible to common antibiotics. This is a simple and effective approach for significantly reducing antibiotic usage (up to 97%), thus slowing the spread of antibiotic-resistance. The extract also acts synergistically with antibiotics in destroying resistant bacterial communities known as biofilms. The proposed synergism-based treatment may expand the spectrum of existing antimicrobials, prevent the emergence of resistant strains, and minimize potential cytotoxicity due to high antibiotic doses. They envision the extract being incorporated, for example, into antibiotic capsules or creams as an antibiotic-boosting agent.  The award will be used to conduct necessary in vitro and in vivo experiments with maple syrup extracts to confirm the efficacy of this non-obvious and potentially disruptive technology.

Multiplex Measurement of PCR Reactions by a Label Free Plasmonic Thermocycler - Professor Andrew Kirk, Dr. Philip Roche and Professor Mark Trifiro

This new, better, cheaper, and faster method in the performance of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has been demonstrated and patented at McGill. PCR is an essential tool in molecular biological investigations and dominates the field of molecular diagnostics, providing DNA fingerprinting for crime scene analysis as well as identification of disease processes (cancer resistance and susceptibility, hereditary illness and microbial infection). The award will meet the specific aim of delivering the prototype of a miniaturized, multiplex, energy efficient, and rapid real-time PCR platform that outperforms market leaders.

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Neat

Neat is a file manager for visual thinkers. It's designed to help student groups, project leaders and remote work teams discover and share resources faster.

Next-Generation Hydrological Sensor Technology for Water Quality Monitoring - Professors Vivian Yargeau and Thomas Szkopek and Ibrahim Fakih

Water is a natural resource essential to the global biosphere, and no less important to the well-being of a nation's citizens. Despite its importance, water quality is insufficiently measured in space and time due to cost, practicality and overall feasibility. Deficiencies in water quality monitoring can be overcome by increasing the accessibility of ion sensing tools. We have developed inexpensive graphene ion sensing field effect transistors (ISFETs) with very low detection limits that can measure water quality in real-time. Our invention can potentially fill an important void in water quality monitoring technology. With this award we will validate graphene ISFETs by testing them in the field and integrating them with the Internet of Things (IoT).

Novel Insulation Inserts for Improving Large Scale BioPharma Logistics Operations - James McGoff and Charles A. Vincent

LIFEPACK, the company that James and Charles co-founded, is commercializing a novel insulation product for companies seeking to improve their large scale cold chain operations without disrupting their current shipping logistics. Adopting the LIFEPACK product is the quickest and easiest way for companies to improve their cold chain packaging by 40% to 80%. The product’s development was heavily based on a continuous dialogue with key partners in the biopharma industry. These industrial partners included pharmaceutical developers, centralized laboratory services, contract research organizations (CRO’s), blood banks, hospitals, and third party logistics providers (3PL). The award will go towards scaling and sustaining the growth of the company.

Novel Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair System - Toufic Azar, Dr. Renzo Cecere and Professors Jorge Angeles, Josef Kovecses, and Rosaire Mongrain

This system gives those suffering from mitral valve regurgitation disease the opportunity to undergo a more effective and less invasive technique to reduce risks and trauma associated with conventional open-heart surgery.

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One-Step Cell Isolation and Expansion on Multi-Functional Microcarriers

Emerging cell-based therapies for cancer, diabetes and other diseases have been hailed as the next revolution in medicine. The high cost-of-goods of these therapies is prohibitive for publicly funded health care systems such as Canada. We propose to develop a technology for cell separation and expansion in bioreactors that could reduce costs by reducing the number of steps required during bioprocessing.

Ora-3D

Ora-3D is aiming to provide a smart and automated solution for effortless dental care by redesigning the decades old model of a toothbrush and automating it to intelligently provide a smart brushing experience.

Ozzie

Ozzie is a low-cost self-driving robot that can deliver food to students on campus in under 5 minutes. It will do so using a complex technical stack that we are building including using machine learning for centimetre localization and mapping, and state-of-the-art obstacle detection.

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Pètience

Platform which serves as a smart pet assistant for any pet owner.

Physiological Confirmation of Stimulus Reception

Today’s electronic handheld devices are incredibly sophisticated, but they all lack the ability to assess if a signal presented to a user was effectively perceived. Using an off-the-shelf wearable skin conductance sensor, this new concept can accurately detect if a stimulus was perceived by a receiver. It operates by measuring the galvanic skin response, characterized by modifications in the skin’s resistance due to activation of the sweat glands. This invention has the potential to drastically modify current mobile communication technologies.

Polymer Coating Technology for Biomedical Applications - Professor Marta Cerruti, Dr.Simon Tran, Dr. Faleh Tamimi, Dr. Reza Farivar and Dr. Monzur Murshed 

Synthetic polymeric materials are used in cell culturing and tissue engineering as platforms to enhance cell attachment, proliferation and activity, and to promote healing of injured or missing tissues. Despite being biocompatible, most synthetic polymers do not allow easy integration with cells or tissues. Thus, the surface of a polymer needs to be modified prior to any biomedical application. Current technologies result in layers that are unstable, inhomogeneous, and often degrade the polymer, in addition to being expensive and not applicable on complex geometries. We have developed a simple technology to modify polymer surfaces to promote cell adhesion and improve in-vivo performance. With the WRSA funds, we will be able to move on to commercialization.

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Quantropy

Quantropy aims to provide retail traders with a holistic approach to investing. To do so, we equip them with the financial knowledge and tools they need to learn from industry practice and academia in order to seamlessly translate their gained insights into practice. Regardless of their level of expertise or goals, they can intuitively scrutinize fundamental and technical data to identify patterns and build quantitative models and strategies with an assisted AI, which can then be deployed in real-time.

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Rapid high through-put 3D-printed in vitro skin models for drug discovery and screening - Professors Showan Nazhat and Anie Philip and Gabriele Griffanti

This proposal aims to advance a world unique 3D printing technology developed at McGill University that is based on a recently granted U.S patent (9,764,060). Our breakthrough development is the 3D bioprinting of tissue structures with varying architectures based on a platform bioink system with a novel printing method. By using naturally derived bioink hydrogels with incorporated cells, the printed tissue structures can be tailored to mimic collagen fibril density and alignment, as well as cell loading and density according to the intended use. This novel approach will overcome current challenges in the bioprinting of tissues such as maintaining cell viability and spatial control in 3D microenvironments during processing. In this WRSA proposal, we intend to reduce to practice this technology by focusing on the 3D bioprinting of in vitro skin models to investigate a novel therapeutic in the treatment of fibrosis and cancer.

Recycling Phosphorus by Upgrading Municipal Biosolids

We are approaching peak phosphorus (P). Similar to oil, P-fertilizer is extracted from a non-renewable resource called “phosphate rock” (PR) that is concentrated in few geographical locations. Due to PR value and future outlook, Europe recently placed PR on its critical materials list. Germany and Switzerland have mandated future P-recovery from municipal wastewater treatment plants. Canada has no operating PR mines, and no P-recovery strategy. The only P-fertilizer production facility in Canada will soon close. We are addressing this challenge of an impending PR, and therefore P-fertilizer availability problem, by simply and inexpensively upgrading municipal biosolids to increase their P-fertilizer value.

Recycling Pioneers

Recycling Pioneers are a non-profit group building smart-waste bin with public waste displays for McGill campus. 

Remineralizing Toothpaste for Treatment of Tooth Hypersensitivity - Hamed Rafezi and Professor Ferri Hassani

The mining industry is moving toward automation and autonomous machinery for increasing the efficiency and precision in production. A successful automated blasthole drilling condition monitoring is a necessary component of this journey. Drilling and blasting (Appendix – figure 1 and 2) are two preliminary tasks in large surface mining operations and constitute more than 15% of the total operational costs. Bit wear and subsequent bit failure create remarkable delays and costs. The detached bit parts after the failure must be removed from the hole to avoid damage to the rock crusher equipment. In addition, fully autonomous drilling would not be achievable without a machine sensing system for recognizing when the drill bit is worn and requires replacing. Our patent-pending system, offers a solution to monitor the bit wear level in real-time and to predict the catastrophic failure. The system relies on signals analysis and an artificial intelligence model trained by full-scale drilling data gathered in mining operations in the past phases. The proposed application aims to cover the costs to build a stand-alone prototype of our system.

Rheto

Rheto is an online (for profit) marketplace that offers a simple and refreshing way to connect clients with the best-suited lawyers for their legal issue. 

Rokulo

At Rokulo, we are focused on deploying innovative machine learning and drone technologies to help mining companies of all sizes optimize their entire comminution process - from ore extraction, to truck transport, to mineral processing and finally recovery.

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Sidekik

Sidekik is a for-profit mobile application that connects virtual tour guides to travelers by utilizing augmented reality.

SIMVO

The S!MVO interface is uniquely targeted to university prospects and college students alike. Overall, the platform combines snapshot moments of our listed universities for prospective students to browse, relevant social media threads, and the opportunity to map out potential degrees using our planner. The aim of S!MVO thus benefits student higher education planning as well as university recruitment operations. The team is comprised of two co-founders: Thomas Karatzas, CTO, BEng 2018, Software Engineering and John Nnamchi, COO, BSci 2018, Biochemistry.

Smart-Eyeglass

Automatic food intake monitoring.

SokoMtaani

SokoMtaani is a for-profit social enterprise that leverages already established mobile technology to provide a virtual marketplace for manufacturers and retailers in the sub-saharan market. Making it easier for local retailers to acquire goods just from the tap of a button.

Stocate

Stocate is an online platform that supports the Buy Local movement by connecting local sellers with potential buyers. They represent small businesses, artists, grassroots organizations, producers, and independent teachers in our mission to empower individuals to find, create, and add their own value to the world.

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The Swater Guys

The Sweater Guys Custom printed for the 21st century. Simply the sexiest sweater ever created. Designed by artists and refined by engineers, you won't want to take it off... Ever.

Tricone Bit Wear Monitoring and Failure Prediction - Hamed Rafezi and Professor Ferri Hassani

The mining industry is moving toward automation and autonomous machinery for increasing the efficiency and precision in production. A successful automated blasthole drilling condition monitoring is a necessary component of this journey. Drilling and blasting (Appendix – figure 1 and 2) are two preliminary tasks in large surface mining operations and constitute more than 15% of the total operational costs. Bit wear and subsequent bit failure create remarkable delays and costs. The detached bit parts after the failure must be removed from the hole to avoid damage to the rock crusher equipment. In addition, fully autonomous drilling would not be achievable without a machine sensing system for recognizing when the drill bit is worn and requires replacing. Our patent-pending system, offers a solution to monitor the bit wear level in real-time and to predict the catastrophic failure. The system relies on signals analysis and an artificial intelligence model trained by full-scale drilling data gathered in mining operations in the past phases. The proposed application aims to cover the costs to build a stand-alone prototype of our system.

TrustCare

Innovative solution to facilitate the communication between family members and health care facilities.

Tulsi.farm

We are a student project tasked with designing a sustainable food system that challenges the current urban agriculture infrastructure. To achieve this goal, the company is designing a novel hydroponics system founded on three food growing principles: minimizing the cost per unit of produce, maximizing vitamin and micronutrient content through experimental findings, and optimizing water and resource use as well as reusability of materials.

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UCrea

UCrea's mission is to enable teams to create through additive manufacturing by providing them with the quality tools and services they need to bring their ideas to life. The team is comprised of six members: Ethienne Racine, BEng 2018, Mechanical Engineering, Sebastian De Cabrol, BCom 2018, Strategic Management with an International Business concentration, Isabel Moreno, BCom 2018, Accounting with a Managing for Sustainability concentration and a minor in French, Ammar Masood Khan, BCom 2019, Marketing with concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Data Analytics, Maneesha Pramdh Karunagoda, a first-year BEng student, and Adam Martino.

UV LED Curing System

The goal of this company is to create a for-profit business that brings a safe, reliable, and cost-efficient solution to curing UV activated resins used in the manufacturing of wooden instruments. The team is comprised of two members: Mariane Kim, BEng 2018, Electrical Engineering, and Justin Ye, BEng 2018, Electrical Engineering.

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Venndor

Venndor is the first mobile-oriented online classifieds application that seamlessly finds and matches buyers and sellers for an item at a mutually beneficial price while eliminating negotiation altogether. Venndor is revolutionizing the online P2P sales market with a fun and powerful matching principle, matching buyers and sellers at win-win prices, saving the time and hassle of negotiating with people. The team is comprised of three co-founders: Tynan Davis, CTO, BEng 2018, Software Engineering, Julien Marlatt, CEO, BCom 2017, Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, and Operations, and Anthony Heinrich, CFO, BCom 2016, Entrepreneurship and Finance.

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ZimDigester

Our social venture is focusing on renewable energy specifically biogas for home use. The project aims at providing bio-digesters to rural Zimbabwe families at an affordable price. The bio-digesters will mainly use animal excreta and food waste. The bio-digesters will be small units so that each homestead can have its own and each homestead will be taught how to properly operate and maintain it.

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