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Inaugural Research Innovation Festival generates agri-business buzz

The first annual Research Innovation Festival will be a springtime celebration of cutting-edge agri-technology businesses that have their roots in the University of Guelph’s research community.

Everything from advanced nanotechnology that helps fight disease and viruses to a convenient online education platform for busy veterinarians will be on display.

The Value of Perfecting Your Business Pitch

Anticipating the opportunity to share their early business success stories with investors, the media and the UofG community, five corporations with their roots in UofG research, are in training to hone their business pitches.

Audience at the 2019 Gryphon's LAAIR Pitch Competition

Gryphon’s LAAIR Showcase and Pitch Competition Returns!

In May 2019, the first annual Gryphon’s LAAIR Showcase and Pitch Competition drew a crowd of industry leaders, academics, government officials and entrepreneurs to the University of Guelph campus. Not only did the audience learn about many of the disruptive technologies that are emerging from our university labs and research stations, but they also had an opportunity to cheer on six founders as they pitched their businesses to top executives to win a total of $16,500 in prize money!

The Future of Knowledge Mobilization panel

The Future of Knowledge Mobilization: Reflections of a Panel Discussion

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:

Sujeevan Ratnasingham (Grand Prize Winner) and Kevin Piunno (People's Choice Award Winner)

LifeScanner Wins Top Prize For Its Food Fraud Detector At First Annual Gryphon’s LAAIR Innovation Showcase And Pitch Competition At University Of Guelph

As part of Canadian Innovation Week, The Research Innovation Office at the University of Guelph (UofG), funded by the Ontario government through the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, hosted the first annual Gryphon’s LAAIR Innovation Showcase and Pitch Competition.  The event, held on May 21, celebrated the amazing innovators who are putting knowledge into action in ways that have an impact on the Ontario economy and beyond.

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Ready, Set, Pitch!

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

Gryphons' LAAIR 2015 supported 15 new projects

Gryphon’s LAAIR (Leading to the Accelerated Adoption of Innovative Research) is a program funded by OMAFRA and the U of G designed to support the commercialization of research findings. The Gryphon’s LAAIR funding program aims to take the best research and use it to develop new products which should attract private sector funding, create jobs and make Ontario more competitive.

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