Upcoming Events

  • August 12, 2018Oshawa, ONInternational Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering (SEGE)
    The SEGE conference aims at providing an opportunity to discuss various engineering challenges of smart energy grid design and operation by focusing on advanced methods and practices for designing different components and their integration within the grid. 
  • August 23, 2018Hamilton, ONMcMaster Engineering Technology Research and Innovation Conference (METRIC 2018)
    This conference will provide an opportunity for graduate students, postdocs, professors and industrial alumni in different engineering fields to engage, share ideas, develop collaboration strategies and share information about resources. Researchers can discuss the most recent innovations, trends, concerns, and practical challenges encountered and together we can work to find solutions while fostering collaboration between departments, research groups and industry.
  • August 24, 2018Ottawa, ONRE/ACTION Applied Research Showcase

    "RE/ACTION" highlights leading-edge applied research done in collaboration with industry, institutional and community partners, providing a glimpse into the future of technology and the current state of innovation.

    Engage with over 30 research teams located in the DARE District at Algonquin College and explore their incredible findings and creations. Ranging from robotics to biology and anywhere in between, the projects are incredibly diverse.

  • September 5, 2018Toronto, ONStartup Canada Canadian Export Challenge

    Canada’s entire export and global growth ecosystem are uniting to propel the 2018 Global Entrepreneurs Cohort of 2,500 entrepreneurs to go global by accelerating access to markets, mentors, customers, and capital. Apply to join ‘Team Canada’ and benefit from the support of government, industry and non-profit partners to scale.

  • September 6, 2018Toronto, ONInfo Session: Smart Cities Trade Mission to Barcelona
    Build and refine your Smart Cities export strategy with best-in-class subject matter experts, and meet one-on-one with public-sector procurement specialists and decision-makers, elected officials and potential business partners who can help you enter and expand your market footprint in Barcelona and Europe.
  • September 10, 2018Boston, MABoston FinTech Week
    Be part of an exciting week diving deep and interacting with experts working in and building great tech for financial services. 
  • September 13, 2018Toronto, ONInnovation Procurement Case Study : Smart Privacy Auditing

    Mackenzie Innovation Institute (Mi²) is hosting the first seminar of the IPCS (Innovation Procurement Case Study) series, Smart Privacy Auditing. This exciting seminar will showcase the successful development and implementation of Mackenzie Health’s Smart Privacy Auditing solution. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and learn about Mi2’s innovation procurement workflow, and be part of the knowledge sharing sessions with privacy offices from Mackenzie Health, Michael Garron Hospital, and Markham Stouffville Hospital.

    Featured keynote speakers: Debra Grants (Director of Health Policy, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario IPC), Richard Tam (EVP & COO, Mackenzie Health), Dr. Tom Corr (President & CEO, OCE), and Dr. Melissa St. Pierre (Research Associate, World Health Innovation Network, WIN)

    Registration is now open! Visit:

  • September 18, 2018Toronto, ONFinTech Series: Future Speed: Quantum Computing & The Acceleration of Fintech

    In 2015, FinTech attracted more than $24B in global investments; 10x the amount invested since 2011. Toronto has successfully established itself as a leading FinTech hub and our goal is to ensure the continued competitiveness of the Toronto Region and maintain its position as a global centre of excellence for FinTech. The Board and Toronto Financial Services Alliance have partnered to launch a brand new FinTech Series: a combination of expert panels, networking and a showcase of the region’s most promising FinTechs. Topics include blockchain and machine learning, quantum computing and regulation.

    When one of Japan’s largest financial holding companies decided to go quantum, they turned to D-Wave Systems. The B.C. company is a notable under the radar Canadian success story and a leader in the race to create the future of computing. Don’t miss this chance to hear D-Wave CEO Vern Brownell discuss how quantum computing will accelerate the world.

  • September 23, 2018Toronto, ON10th International ACM Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications
    AutomotiveUI, the ACM International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, is the premier forum for UI research in the automotive domain. The conference brings together researchers and practitioners interested in both the technical and the human aspects of in-vehicle user interfaces and applications, to provide a forum for the exchange of technical information concerning research (and practice) and educational activities for motor vehicle user interface development.
  • September 25, 2018Toronto, ON2018 World Angel Investment Summit

    The Summit will attract over 700 investors, partners and industry leaders from around the world and is the flagship event for the Canadian Angel Investor community. The 2018 event will be the first ever NACO Summit to be hosted in Toronto.

    We will be building on the international focus introduced at the 2017 Summit in Montreal, making this the largest and most international gathering of Angel investors in Canadian history. This will also be the first time that NACO partners with a larger event to ensure our community adds direct and immediate value to the local startup ecosystem.

    NACO will be partnering with the Elevate Tech Fest, offering both premium content for our attendees, as well as collaborating with Elevate to run their Financing track and cohost keynote speakers. 

  • September 29, 2018Oshawa, ONHello Tomorrow: Durham Smart Cities Forum
    The public, community partners, businesses, academics, students and government officials are invited to the Hello Tomorrow: Durham Smart Cities Forum for a day of discovery on smart cities approaches and technologies. Through discussions, exhibits and demos, we will highlight local examples of smart cities approaches, celebrate work already underway, and begin to chart where to go next.
  • October 10, 2018Sudbury, ONInnovation Procurement - Using the Innovation Procurement Toolkit to Find Solutions
    The Healthcare Supply Chain Network (HSCN) has developed an Innovation Procurement Toolkit, to provide guides and templates to assist the healthcare sector in managing complex innovation procurement initiatives, and to build provincial capacity to manage these initiatives through our training program. These tools will provide healthcare procurement professionals with a single point of referral and documented resources to support activities in developing and conducting these procurements.

    HSCN will be delivering the second round of Innovation Procurement Training sessions in September and October. This training will enhance understanding of the value of Innovation Procurement and explain how to break it down and approach it in a practical manner using the Innovation Procurement Toolkit (IPT). Through skills labs and other group activities we will do a deep dive on various elements such as Early Market Engagement Strategies, Outcome-based Specifications and Value Based Evaluation Criteria. Participants will mix with healthcare procurement specialists, suppliers, innovators and other key stakeholders in a stimulating learning environment geared to arm them with a new set of skills.

  • October 11, 2018Mississauga, ON9th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit

    We’re challenging education & industry leaders along with students to join forces to help solve some of the most pressing challenges we face in education across Canada to get beyond pockets of innovation. 

    MindShare was inspired to launch the Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit to better serve a rapidly growing sector that was fragmented and not clearly understood by stakeholders. Our continuing passion is to provide professional learning opportunities in a focused forum to support and nurture deeper insights for both education and technology stakeholders; to inspire innovative learning environments to support student success and to maintain Canada’s leadership in education on the global stage.

  • October 18, 2018Ottawa, ONStartup Canada Day on the Hill
    Startup Canada Day on the Hill is the largest annual national entrepreneurship event convening leading entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, industry executives, and government representatives to raise the bar for Canada as a globally competitive innovation nation.
  • October 22, 2018Sydney, Fintech mission to sibos Sydney 2018
    Celebrating its 40th birthday in 2018, sibos is the world's premier global financial services event. In just one week, some 7,000 business leaders, decision makers and topic experts from financial institutions, market infrastructures, multinational corporations, and technology partners will gather in one place to do business and collectively shape the future of payments, securities, cash management and trade.

    Who should join the mission?
    Ontario FinTech and InsurTech companies (such as payment, security, Blockchain etc.) who have interest in Asian and Oceanian financial services markets.
  • October 22, 2018Toronto, ONCIX 2018
    CIX is Canada’s largest technology investment conference, attracting global investors and Canada’s most innovative early and growth stage startups. Tech leaders, corporates, funders and founders converge to learn, network, and do deals.

    Save $50 off registration with promo code: "KICKOFFCIX", valid until July 20.
  • October 25, 2018Toronto, ONFinTech Series: Where Blockchain & Machine Learning Meet
    Blockchain & Machine Learning are today’s most prominent disruptors, setting the stage for dramatic cross-industry transformation. But we have only begun exploring how they can work together. From cutting energy consumption to lowering data gates to increasing consumer trust in AI, an expert panel will discuss how the dovetailing of these emerging technologies opens a new world of future opportunity.
  • November 7, 2018Ottawa, ONCanadian Science Policy Conference
    CSPC serves as an inclusive, non-partisan and national forum uniting stakeholders, strengthening dialogue, and enabling action with respect to current and emerging issues in national science, technology, and innovation policy. 
    CSPC serves as an inclusive, non-partisan and national forum uniting stakeholders, strengthening dialogue, and enabling action with respect to current and emerging issues in national science, technology, and innovation policy.
    To learn more, please visit us at
    CSPC serves as an inclusive, non-partisan and national forum uniting stakeholders, strengthening dialogue, and enabling action with respect to current and emerging issues in national science, technology, and innovation policy.
    To learn more, please visit us at
    CSPC serves as an inclusive, non-partisan and national forum uniting stakeholders, strengthening dialogue, and enabling action with respect to current and emerging issues in national science, technology, and innovation policy.
    To learn more, please visit us at
  • November 14, 2018Toronto, ONThis is Long Term Care 2018
    The Ontario Long Term Care Association’s annual This is Long Term Care conference profiles new and emerging research, innovation and quality initiatives in a unique forum designed for learning, networking and information sharing. It provides an unparalleled opportunity for our members to hear about existing best practice programs that have tools, resources, policies and procedures which can be implemented across the sector. Participants who attend will learn how a variety of innovative programs, that are already in use across Ontario, align with the current health care landscape, and the benefits that result. 
  • November 19, 2018Belleville, ONCanadian Rural Innovation Summit
    The Rural Summit will showcase the Bay of Quinte Region as an innovation destination and leader in rural entrepreneurial growth. During the multi-day event, there will be a forum for policy discussions from municipal, provincial and federal government levels, which will help drive policy change around rural economies. Local businesses of all sizes and sectors will discuss the impact of policy change in a rural environment.