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CPEIA forms partnership with electronic engineering association

On June 2 the Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA) and the Ottawa section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)...

Toronto-based Hyperloop startup seeks to keep things cool

Canadians dreaming of a future Hyperloop system that will shoot them across the 500 km from Toronto to Montreal in less than an hour...

Technology and dance fuse together in Steer

William Yong is exploring the relationship between human movement and technology in a 60-minute solo contemporary dance piece called Steer. Yong is the founder...

Berkeley prof calls for integrated approach to printed electronics

If the scientists, designers, and engineers behind printable, flexible, and wearable electronics want to move their industry forward, they need to approach the development...

Dreams of ‘delivery by drone’ await regulatory runway in Canada

A Toronto-based company that announced a deal last fall with Shop.ca to provide drone deliveries to its ecommerce customers says while current government legislation...

Canadian research centre has kept Xerox ahead of the curve for over 40 years

For many readers, the Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC)'s very existence will come as a revelation - a 3D-printing fuelled reinvention of a...

Toronto mayor pitches city as a startup to CityAge conference

Toronto Mayor John Tory painted a picture of Toronto as a startup that prizes diversity as its key differentiator in the innovation space, according...

“Smart textile” maker OmSignal is disrupting an industry by embracing it

When Frederic Chanay cofounded smart textiles manufacturer OmSignal with his business partner Stephane Marceau in 2011, his goal echoed the ideals of many a...

University of Waterloo team will be building a Hyperloop prototype this summer

The Hyperloop - Elon Musk's concept in which high-speed pods carry passengers between cities - could be brought one step closer to reality by a group of University...

Wiivv Wearables launches custom insole for the masses

3D printing bionics firm Wiivv Wearables has released a custom 3D-printed insole for what it calls "industrial athletes" - workers such as nurses, servers, baristas and security guards who spend the majority of the day on their feet. The inserts are created using five photos from a smartphone camera, and being marketed in a socially responsible way including a "buy two, give one" promotion.

How Thalmic Labs’ open source approach helped a man regain use of his arm

When Thalmic Labs made the decision to go open source with its Myo arm band, it probably never imagined that doing so would lead...

Justin Trudeau helps open Google Canada’s new R&D headquarters

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stepped into Google Canada's new Kitchener, Ont.-based office for a morning of playing with 3D printers, leading students on a...

Traffic tracking specialist Miovision makes Deloitte’s Fast 50 list

Miovision, a company that helps cities use video feeds to track and manage traffic, is one of Canada’s fastest growing technology companies at the 32nd...

GM Canada calls on University of Waterloo engineers to get “connected car” rolling

In its efforts to bring is vision of a "connected car" to the road, GM Canada has committed $1 million towards the University of Waterloo's Engineering Faculty, which...

U of T engineers use data and drones to provide a clear picture of Toronto traffic

A team at the University of Toronto has created an online platform that takes traffic data from highway cameras, TTC vehicles, drones, and open...

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