Six start-ups to watch have uOttawa and OTTN connections

Six startups that have shared common connections with the OTTN and the University of Ottawa were featured in the Ottawa Business Journal last week. Their annual feature on Startups to Watch showcased ten promising start ups in the Ottawa area. Out of the ten companies, six share past relationships with the University of Ottawa.

 
It is great to see this impact from the OTTN and the University of Ottawa. This has been through the creation of start-ups and through university / industry research collaborations as follows:
 
CogniVue has collaborated with a number of uOttawa professors, including Robert Laganière, Shervin Shirmohammadi on projects such as driver assistance technologies for vehicles
 
Exocortex has worked with Jochen Lang to bring new capabilities to their cutting edge 3D animation software that is now being used in large scale film production.
 
Giatec Scientific was launched with the encouragement and financial support of the OTTN though our early PoP funding programs.
 
Micrometrics, Proximify and Spoonity are all graduates of the Startup Garage, a program that provides cash, mentorship and support to student entrepreneurs.
 
These companies join a 2013’s start-ups to watch that include iWatchLife, which is commercialising research arising from Robert Laganiere’s lab, and Gnowit, another Start-up Garage graduate. It is great to see this impact on the local economy.

For more information and general resources related to industry collaborations, check out the links below.

 
 
 

About Ottawa Technology Transfer Network
The Ottawa Technology Transfer Network (OTTN) is a collaboration among academic research institutions affiliated with the University of Ottawa and who's goal is to enhance the economic impact of research commercialization through the sharing of best practices, enhanced market knowledge, student engagement and proactive industrial interation. OTTN members include the University of Ottawa, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institutie (OHRI), the Childrens' Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the Unviversity of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI)

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