Some examples of the companies that have participated in the Techno program are below. Additional information about the other past Techno companies can be found on the IOS website.
Motion sickness, wasted space, and structural stress are all symptoms of a disconnect between the way high‐rise buildings are designed and their behavior when subject to wind and earthquake vibrations. Kinetica Dynamics has developed a new technology that will not only lead to more efficient designs for high‐rise buildings but will also improve the resilience of these important structures in the wake of natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes.
Dr. Michael Montgomery, the co-founder of Kinetica, has been awarded an IOS Commercialization Fellowship and the NSERC Innovation Award.
In the world of financial trading, milliseconds can be the difference between profit and loss. BreqLabs provides customized systems for high‐speed data processing for the financial and other industries. These custom solutions can respond to input data within 1 microsecond, providing both versatility and turnkey capability, while also costing less than other products.
Dr. Martin Lebreq, the founder of BreqLabs is an IOS Commercialization Fellow in partnership with Mitacs.
Insight Nanofluidics has developed devices containing transparent windows with nanoscale separation and fluidic control. These devices will enable researchers to explore new frontiers in science by allowing for fluid samples to be probed with electrons, photons, and x-rays.
Nobody wants to swim in or drink contaminated water. Biostring is developing an integrated and automated device that allows E. coli testing to be performed on site within a matter of hours, replacing the standard multi-‐day labour intensive method. Faster and more accurate water testing will help municipalities increase their efficiency of their beach and water management systems.