To contribute to a greener Canada, we are hosting another session of Creative Collisions, this time about TECH INNOVATION SHAPING THE CANADIAN NET ZERO FUTURE. Focusing on the technologies and collaborations of Canadian Agriculture & Food supply chain in the context of Open Innovation.


Simply put, it refers to the balance between the amount of greenhouse gas produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere. …

Eunice Mercado-Lara

In terms of economic growth, little is achieved when the innovations developed are not translated into products within a market. It is by identifying real industry demands and tangible market applications that Canada can capitalize more on the already invested resources and installed capacity for innovation. For me, the last mile of any country’s innovation processes is at the scaling and the commercialization stages of the new technological developments.

For over 20 years, Canada invested between 1.5 and 2% of its GDP in Research and Development activities (between 22 and 26 billion USD each year). Nonetheless, there has…

What do you imagine when you think of a lab researcher and where they work? Do you think of someone in a long white coat, testing various specimens while using complicated-looking laboratory equipment? Perhaps they are diligently using a microscope while surrounded by vials and beakers that contain coloured substances.

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True generous collaboration is in our DNA, since the early days of Montreal NewTech within the Canadian startup ecosystem 10 years ago to date.

We strongly believe that bringing researchers, entrepreneurs, and enterprises to work together, alongside each other’s helps solve meaningful challenges. And we also believe that no one can find such solutions on their own. Open Innovation is a truly team play. It takes a village to raise an entrepreneur, they say, and even more so when you want to see ambitious and exponential innovation blossom. From the get-go, you need potential client-partner…

By Andy Manel

Traditional business models are based on scarcity, concealment (secrecy), and competition, where the value of a product or service comes from limited supply and demand. However, there are ways of using technology and a particular mindset to embrace trust in order to move and generate abundance. Modern business models tend to leverage assets and embrace staff on-demand instead of innovating within the organization.

“No matter who you are, most of the smartest people work for someone else,” Joy’s Law.

Trusting in the power of collaborating with external organizations can play a big part in the success of…

By Andy Manel

Is there beauty and positive outputs in destruction? Let’s explore this idea and see how a “symphony of destruction,” like COVID-19 and technology disruption might offer some illumination at the end of the tunnel.

Creative Destruction is a theory that assumes that long-standing arrangements and assumptions must be destroyed to free up resources and energy for innovation. Creative Destruction is also a mindset and a way to understand how technology evolves and dies, to give space to other new technologies, like an ouroboros.

The ouroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its tail…

by Andy Manel

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Motivational western speakers say that the word crisis in Chinese characters signifies “danger” and “opportunity” respectively. For your wellness, it’s a good idea to have a positive visualization of what a crisis could mean for you. And yes, new opportunities are on the table.

We’re living in a disrupted time where most of us must stay at home to protect ourselves and others from an unseen virus. Some of us have lost our job, others now have enough time to dream and explore new ideas. …

by Meena Masilamani, Director of Content at Montreal NewTech

CREATIVE COLLISIONS was born in 2019, the brain child of Montreal NewTech (MNT) that leverages the cumulative learning from our proactive support for the start-up ecosystem in the last 10 years which includes over 100+ demo nights showcasing the start-up and tech talent in our community.

It’s an ambitious experiment that explores the cross-pollination and synergies found in converging two emerging and trans-formative technologies. Each year these two technologies will be chosen independently. …

by Meena Masilamani, Director of Communications Montreal NewTech

This year, FounderFuel’s graduating cohort comprised an exceptional group of entrepreneurs hungry to make their mark on the world. Embarking on the monumental task of building and growing a start-up is a lonely and challenging feat filled with obstacles from obtaining funding, to navigating co-founder dynamics, procuring recurring customers, building a product with market traction, etc.

FounderFuel, as its name implies acts as a catalyst to empower founders to achieve their full potential. …

by Meena Masilamani

Mickael Kanfi, COO at Inerjys Ventures, hosted and moderated the very first MARKETING A START-UP PRE & POST FUNDING talk and panel discussion last Wednesday, August 7th at the Espace cdpq to a sold out crowd.

If you missed the talks, not to worry, here’s a summary of the main points from each of the speakers.

Starting off the talk was the captivating, Lauren Jane Heller, Director of Communications at Real Ventures. Lauren’s talk titled “How to make your message tasty” — was about harnessing the power of story-telling to inspire and increase customer engagement. …

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