Competition

Following a three-month program designed to assist innovators, scientists, and entrepreneurs to attract investment and bring their ideas to market, creating jobs and revenue, the Synapse Competition culminates in today's Showcase.  $75,000 in cash and in-kind resources will be awarded to the winners of the Pitch and Poster Competition!

We hope you will enjoy learning about the competition and the incredible finalists!

COMPETITION JUDGES

Guy Payette

President

Innomar Strategies

Dr. Jennifer Hamilton

Senior Director, New Ventures

Johnson & Johnson Innovation (Canada)

John Hands

Director

Bay Area Health Trust

POSTER COMPETITION

Watch each finalist's poster presentation!  The innovators and their student teams put a lot of work into these posters.  These presentations are a great way to quickly learn about their technologies, solutions and market opportunities!

Make sure your scroll through to watch them all, then head over to the "Winners" page to find out which poster took home the $3,000 prize.

Find a summary of the companies and learn about their student team members

Get to know this year's esteemed panel of judges, who lent their time and expertise to the competition.

Though the showcase is over, please tell us whom you would like to be connected with and why!  Help us continue to grow the greater Hamilton area life science ecosystem.

Find out who won, and took their share of $100,000 of cash and in-kind prizes

PITCH COMPETITION

Watch the top three finalists' 10-minute pitch presentation to our panel of esteemed judges.  Let's find out if they have some tough questions for the finalists!

Make sure your scroll through to watch them all and then head over to the "Winners" page to find out who won the pitch competition and took home their share of $75,000.

Find a summary of the companies and learn about their student team members

Get to know this year's esteemed panel of judges, who lent their time and expertise to the competition.

Though the showcase is over, please tell us whom you would like to be connected with and why!  Help us continue to grow the greater Hamilton area life science ecosystem.

Find out who won, and took their share of $100,000 of cash and in-kind prizes

PRAXIS PRIZE FINALISTS

The Praxis Spinal Cord Institute and Innovation Factory are proud to announce the inaugural Praxis Prize. $25,000 will be awarded to innovators working on cutting edge products, with a clearly articulated clinical application, focused on improving the lives of individuals living with spinal cord injuries. The Praxis Prize will support entrepreneurs and researchers working on innovation interventions that will improve health outcomes.

Head over to the "Winners" page to find out who won the Praxis Prize and took home their share of $25,000.

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AXCESSIOM TECHNOLOGIES

Axcessiom Technologies is a software & electronics manufacturing start-up company with a mission to create products to help improve the lives of others. We strive to build the most intuitive and accessible products possible, while keeping safety, reliability, and affordability in mind. Currently, we are working on designing a Driver Assistance System that will allow people with disabilities to drive their vehicles safely and effectively. Our team currently consists of scientists and engineers, and we are continually looking to grow our team and professional network.

axcessiom.ca

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BISEP

Bisep invented a one-of-a-kind patented assistive device that universally attaches a patient's wheelchair to their walker. The device was created to help therapists carry out efficient training by minimizing the reliance on other therapists for help and by improving walking safety; lowering the chances of fall-related injuries. 

 

 bisep.org

 

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NURO

NURO is a Waterloo start-up specializing in neurotechnology and the creator of NUOS, the Neural Operating System.  With NUOS, incapacitated individuals can communicate and compute today using brain signals.  NUOS is Health Canada cleared and is clinically authorized as the only non-invasive technology of its kind in the United States.

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Learn about the Praxis Prize and who was selected as finalists.

Our partners play a critical role in supporting the success of the life science industry in Hamilton. We invite you to get to know them!

Check it out!

SPECIAL THANKS

A special ‘thank you’ to all those who have helped to make the Synapse Competition possible. Thank you: Adi Treasurywala, Alex Muggah, Andrea Johnson, Andrea Palmer, Andrew Yoshioka, Bernard Lim, Bill Barrable, Bruce Inwood, Carey Lee, Carmen Carrasquilla, Fred Rego, Gay Yuyitung, Glen Crossley, Guy Payette, Ing Goping, Jamie Barron, Jay Carter, Jennifer Crane, Jennifer Hamilton, John Hands, Laura Beesley, Leigh Wilson, Nancy McKenzie, Navneet Kaur, Padraic Foley, Pamela Berg, Raza Zaheer, Sue Elliott, Sunita Asrani, Tom Turchet, The Forge, The Synapse Consortium, and the entire team at Innovation Factory.

PRIZES AND WINNERS

Who will be the big winners?!

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