CHALLENGE: Ryan Brooks built a successful nutrition school and after the sale of the school wanted to bring a CPG product to market. With his wealth of knowledge as an athlete and working with athletes, has found there was no good nutritious sports drink on the market. With the current market leaders being filled with sugar, Ryan wanted to address this need. Bringing a health … Continue reading Autumn Cedar Inc.
Expertise helps create gluten-free flour CHALLENGE: Based in Fergus, Ont., Pilling Foods is a health and natural-food wholesale company, providing high-quality, gluten-free, non-GMO and organic flours, seeds and baking ingredients. They engaged with the Canadian Food & Wine Institute (CFWI) Innovation Centre for help in formulating a flour replacement blend that would be “unique and versatile” and a 1:1 replacement. The unique development of gluten … Continue reading Pilling Foods
Great ideas are oftentimes born from the unlikeliest of places. However, if you are a plumbing fixture designer, tapping a revolutionary idea from a hospital sink is not as strange as it may seem. This was the case for Chris McLeod, who read a disturbing story a few years ago about contaminated sink drains blamed for in-hospital transmission of infectious outbreaks in Toronto, causing numerous … Continue reading Plumbing company to help break chain of deadly hospital infections thanks to SONAMI partnership
Portable battery power is supercharging the green energy industry. In fact, global forecasters expect the market for lithium-ion batteries to hit at least $40 billion by 2025. Ontario engineer-entrepreneur Francois Byrne intends to capitalize on this growing market with his high-powered battery systems that can replace industrial gas/diesel generators. Byrne’s Mississauga start-up Hybrid Power Solutions is meeting the need for an alternative to dirty fuels, … Continue reading Battery innovator powering lucrative future thanks to SONAMI partnership
We’ve all been there: idling at a traffic intersection – alone – waiting for the light to turn, and wondering why traffic lights can’t be smart enough to recognize that it’s safe to proceed. Fortunately, Stinson Owl-Lite, a major player in the traffic management industry, is inventing just such a smart system, thanks to a collaboration with the academic expertise at Sheridan College. In fact … Continue reading Sheridan and SONAMI collaboration helps revolutionize traffic industry with intelligent design
In the emerging industry of fabric sensing technology, one Toronto-based company has invented a revolutionary bed sheet that also functions as a patient health monitor, without the use of any wired attachments to the body. And they are praising a unique research collaboration for advancing their smart device to market. Studio 1 Labs was founded by Edward Shim and Olivia Lin, who met while university … Continue reading SONAMI partnership helps creators of ‘intelligent’ bed sheet get to healthcare market