News from ATC

Yardly’s online yard-care service set for the next step with $1M in seed funding

Terry Song admits that he had no idea what he was getting into four years ago. A self-described “physics guy” who studied aircraft engineering in Xi’an, China, before moving to Alberta for his master’s degree, Song nonetheless dreamed of being an entrepreneur. That drive led him and Yardly co-founder Sheldon Zhang to develop a snow shovel app that would eventually turn into the online year-round yard-maintenance service it is today.

BioNeutra creates a low-calorie sweetener with actual nutritional value

ATC alumnus company says community key for finding investors

In the world of research, creating a new product can be a long and challenging road. But taking it to market, convincing investors and consumers of its value, and then building a successful business is even more daunting. Commercialization is complicated and requires skills that don’t come naturally to many scientists and researchers.

For Stream Technologies, setting up shop at the Advanced Technology Centre is a lot like coming home


For Stream Technologies, setting up shop at the Advanced Technology Centre is a lot like coming home. Two of Stream Technologies’ co-founders, Don and John Murphy have a long history at the centre – they also co-founded Shana Corporation, which joined the ATC in 1988, shortly after the centre opened.

ez enRoute helps parents keep their children safe

Taking the bus to school is a rite of passage for most kids, one of their first tastes of independence. But it can be stressful for parents, who can worry over the safety of their children and as well as simply whether the bus will show up or not.

A few years ago, Amit Anand, remembers receiving a call from a family friend whose son one day decided to get off his bus early and visit his aunt instead of going home.

Nanoprecise Sci Corp uses vibration to see exactly when equipment will fail

By Michelle Ferguson

An Edmonton entrepreneur is completely disrupting the field of maintenance engineering with his patent-pending vibration sensors.

An avid reader and consummate learner, Sunil Vedula has always been interested in the power of predictive modelling. Rather than get rich off stock market predictions, however, the mechanical engineer turned his attention to the field of material sciences — using the latest discoveries in artificial intelligence to help companies predict when and how their industrial equipment will fail.

CES 2019 Innovation Honoree Umay Rest relieves eye strain, dry eye

When Ali Habib went to his optometrist in 2010, he was prescribed a warm compress treatment — whereby patients apply warm, wet towels to their eyelids for five to 10 minutes daily to help with symptoms of digital eye strain.

He did it once. Lying on his bed with water dripping into his ears and soaking his pillow, the Umay Care founder and CEO thought there’s no way he was doing this again.

Metabolomics makes colorectal cancer detection easier

A made-in-Alberta solution for the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer is one step closer to mass adoption.

In October 2018, Metabolomics Technologies Inc. announced the launch of a $1.4-million project to evaluate a new colorectal cancer screening program using its flagship product, PolypDx.

PolypDx is the first and only urine test for the detection of precancerous polyps in the colon.

How to Choose a Workspace for Your Tech Company

With the explosion of demand for coworking space in the past few years, these days it seems rare to find a startup tech company working alone. According to commercial real estate firm Cresa, shared office space could make up 20 per cent of the overall office market by 2027.

Short-term leases are part of the appeal, giving startups the flexibility to take calculated risks without being locked in for five or ten years.

News Release: Clinisys EMR Inc. and Microsoft Canada advance electronic medical records

Clinisys EMR Inc. and Microsoft Canada collaborate to advance cloud-based electronic medical records

Minister Deron Bilous from Alberta Economic Development and Trade congratulates Clinisys EMR Inc. on alliance and welcomes Microsoft to Alberta

Clinisys EMR Inc., (Clinisys) an Edmonton-based Health Data Analytics and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) solutions provider announced on April 21, 2017 it will be working with Microsoft Canada (Microsoft) to bring cloud solutions that will benefit the patient population across Canada and allow Clinisys EMR to expand its reach across Canada, and globally.