Waterloo Accelerator Program Inc Partners with Innovate Niagara to Bring Award-Winning Accelerator Program to Start-ups in Niagara Region
Start-ups and entrepreneurs in Niagara specializing in the biomanufacturing and digital media sectors are now able to access enhanced commercialization services thanks to an innovative new partnership between the Waterloo Accelerator Program Inc (AP) and Innovate Niagara.
Niagara needs to anticipate the changes that are looming in the global economy if the region is going to compete in the 21st century, says economic development consultant Brock Dickinson, a former St. Catharines economic development director, who gave the keynote speech at Business Education Council of Niagara’s annual partners breakfast.
A Brock PhD student’s idea for an interactive children’s book has grown into reality. Danielle Beckett, a certified classroom teacher who now studies learning and cognition in the Faculty of Education at the University, created The Gingerbread Man storybook for the iPad through her start-up company GroDigital. And this is no ordinary touch and flip e-book for children. Beckett’s creation also doubles as a reading assessment tool because of groundbreaking voice-recognition technology developed by computer science students from Brock. “The voice recognition allows for the child to be assessed while reading and providing feedback to improve their reading performance,” says Beckett. “With this project, we’re spearheading voice recognition technology.” The interactive choose-your-own-adventure e-book is based upon the popular 19th-century fairy tale, The Gingerbread Man, and is designed for children ages 4 to 8.
A love of Niagara can be sung in infinite ways for Niagara Social Project’s year-long “Submit Your Verse” video contest promoting all the region has to offer.
Attention Niagara! Get ready for the Niagara "Submit Your Verse" Video Contest, Season Two!
It’s an interactive website experience showcasing some of Niagara’s most innovative media companies in 3-D. And this virtual tour is guided by a wisecracking janitor called Charlie. On Friday, the Generator at one — nGen’s business incubator on One St. Paul — rolled out a site that its designers believe is a first.
Finding comprehensive business support will now be a lot simpler for Niagara business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs looking to get established
Brock University’s Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex has been dubbed a “game changer.”
Board games line the walls of Toronto’s Snakes & Lattes, a recently expanded board-game café on the western edge of the Annex neighbourhood.
ROLLERS OF THE REALM -- an innovative combination of classic arcade pinball and fantasy role-playing games -- is now destined for iPad in addition to desktop computers and Xbox Live Indie Games with the support of the Canada Media Fund.
nGen – Niagara Interactive Media Generator – is pleased to welcome Phantom Compass, a growing independent game development studio, as a tenant at its downtown office.