Innovation

Recent work tagged innovation


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Course aims to better educate doctors about obesity

A new course spearheaded by the Edmonton-based Obesity Canada aims to help doctors and other healthcare professionals better understand what obesity is and how best to treat it.

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Taproot Edmonton's Bloom podcast, brought to you by Innovate Edmonton
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Warm introduction helps ultra-low cooling business grow

Episode 31 of Bloom features an interview with two leaders from Zero Point Cryogenics, an Edmonton-based company that is the only Canadian manufacturer of dilution refrigerators, a key piece of equipment for quantum research.

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Symposium to explore advancements in medical cannabis and psychedelics

Alberta Innovates will be hosting its first virtual symposium on medical cannabis and psychedelic research on Oct. 26, showcasing ongoing research projects and creating an opportunity to look ahead to the future of the field.

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Christopher Cassin and John P. Davis smile beside a furnace-sized box attached to a stand with pipes feeding into a cylinder
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Zero Point Cryogenics closes deal involving National Research Council

Zero Point Cryogenics has been awarded a contract to build an ultra-low temperature dilution refrigerator — a piece of equipment that enables researchers to explore the possibilities of quantum technology — for testing by the National Research Council of Canada.

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What it's like to pitch investors on TV

Episode 30 of Bloom features an interview with the founders of Umay, who pitched their Rest tool on Dragons' Den and came away with an offer.

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Umay sets sights on future after Dragons' Den offer

Umay's first date with a Dragon went well. Now Sharmin and Ali Habib are working on determining whether this is going to be a long-term relationship.

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Taproot Edmonton's Bloom podcast, brought to you by Innovate Edmonton
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Founder aims to shorten 'trough of sorrow' for others

Episode 29 of Bloom features an interview with Sheldon Zhang about his exit from Yardly, the lawn-care and snow-removal company he and co-founder Terry Song started in 2015.

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Taproot Edmonton's Bloom podcast, brought to you by Innovate Edmonton
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Bloom considers hard-won lessons and a busy fall

In Episode 28 of Bloom, Taproot's podcast about innovation in Edmonton, co-hosts Faaiza Ramji and Karen Unland catch up on some innovation-related news from the summer and look ahead to events to watch for in the fall.

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Data can be unlocked without breaching privacy, say innovation proponents

Alberta has an opportunity to modernize its laws in a way that makes valuable data more accessible to innovators and entrepreneurs without breaching privacy, say proponents of the innovation economy.

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