You've got a great idea, maybe even an MVP but you need money. The next logical step is to win pitch competitions! But, without a product in stores, no website or any experience under your belt, how will you even get into one? We're a young startup in that position and we just got in our first pitch competition, the Canadian National Exhibition's Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition. Here are some of our takeaways from that whole experience:
Sujeevan Ratnasingham, Associate Director at the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics and founder of LifeScanner spoke on CBC's The Morning Edition - K-W with Craig Norris Monday explaining how the LifeScanner Species Identification Kit allows users to use DNA identification to identify the organisms around them.
The Research Innovation office offers a hearty congratulations to MicroSintesis on the announcement of a $16.4 million minority investment from Toronto-based Northern Private Capital (NPC).
Out with academic posters, tedious protocols that slow down research impact, research for research sake and clunky terminology. On May 21st, 2019 at the Gryphon’s LAAIR Innovation Showcase and Pitch Competition, our esteemed knowledge mobilization panel candidly shared what they believe has run its course in knowledge mobilization from their unique perspectives.
Our panel included:
I was talking to a potential Policy Fellow recently who asked me an important question about the program “what’s in it for the university?”. The Policy Fellowship program ties into the University of Guelph’s and Food from Thought’s strategic priority to connect our research with the world through knowledge mobilization.
On May 21, 2019 Dr. Sherri Cox, Executive Director of Research Innovation and Knowledge Mobilization, announced the latest recipients sharing a total of $420,000 in Gryphon’s LAAIR funding. Made possible by the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, Gryphon's LAAIR Grants are ideal for identifying target markets and testing concepts with end users.
Research Innovation Office (RIO) is thrilled that Dr. Amar Mohanty has recently been awarded an NSERC Synergy Award for Innovation in recognition of his collaboration with Competitive Green Technologies, Prism Farms and 1797472 Ontario Inc. Prof. Manjusri Misra was a co-recipient of the award. The award was presented during a ceremony at Rideau Hall on May 6, and is a proud moment for Dr.
The University of Guelph has a long tradition of innovative research with real-world applications. The results can be found on farms, in labs, and even at the ice cream counter. Almost 100 years ago, Dr. Charles Zavitz developed cereal grains that benefited dairy farmers. Just over 50 years ago, Dr. Garnet Johnston developed the popular Yukon Gold potato, and recently Prof.
Six corporations with roots in the UofG research community to compete for $17,500 in prizes at the first annual Gryphon’s LAAIR Innovation Showcase and Pitch Competition on May 21