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Change Is Good 
Change is good, and necessary in life and in business. When we accept change we allow ourselves to pivot, shift, adapt and move forward. Innovation by definition is all about making positive change that will benefit our world.
HalTech is also embracing change as we plan for future growth. As Halton's regional innovation centre, we are enhancing our programs and services for Halton's tech entrepreneurs, and continue our role as a catalyst for technology innovation, entrepreneurship skill development, and business growth.
Stay tuned over the upcoming weeks as we unveil the new and improved HalTech, including our new website, our new mentors, and our new signature business innovation program developed with feedback from you, our most active clients and members.
"It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change." Charles Darwin

HalTech Happenings
Get On Board With HalTech

Tuesday, September 22, 2015  10am-12pm


HalTech helps Halton technology entrepreneurs move their good ideas and product innovations into well-positioned, growth ready businesses.

We offer expert business advising and learning skills in entrepreneurship and commercialization for every stage of business growth.

If you're a tech entrepreneur, business mentor, service provider or technology enthusiast, we invite you to attend our Get On Board With HalTech information session.


Join our community and learn about our events and 

Business Innovation Services program that we like to call, HalTech HEAT.


Our Sept. 22, event is now sold out! 
You can register for our Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Get On Board With HalTech information session  here.


HalTech Peer2Peer Advanced Manufacturing

Wednesday, September 23, 2015   6-8pm

Join David Hayes, Javelin Technologies Inc. Engineer, in a lively and informative discussion on the current and future advanced manufacturing industry. Following will be a tour of the Javelin advanced 3D printing facility.

Meet-up for a night of networking with your peers. Share in the challenges and lessons learned by others at our friendly, informal event.

Space is limited, reserve your spot now!

HalTech Kneed2Know Workshop: Write Your Own Provisional Patent

Thursday, October 1, 2015   6:30-9pm

Not to be missed!

IP protection is an important part of any Tech company's business plan or strategy. Having your technology patented can protect you from competitors, generate revenue from a buyer or licensee, and create an avenue for valuable business alliances.
Patent professional, Andrew Currier of PCK, Toronto will run this hands-on workshop where you will learn how to write your own provisional patent application and protect your Intellectual Property.

Tickets are $20 each.

Our Team Is Growing
Evan Clark                           Business Innovation Consultant

Join us in welcoming our newest staff member,     Evan Clark.
Evan's diverse and creative experience as an entrepreneur, in managing theatrical event productions and leading student entrepreneurship programs in Windsor make him very well-suited for building up HalTech's Client Services programs, professional events and future growth.  From starting businesses out of his garage as a youth, and later his own tech-startups, Evan is driven by hands-on business growth while enhancing the success of others. He is a graduate of Western University's Richard Ivey HBA program in London, ON, specializing in entrepreneurship and strategic marketing. Through his past non-profit experience, Evan has been nationally awarded for his socially-minded leadership in financial literacy education and business startup initiatives.

In The Spotlight
Congratulations To HalTech Client, Ionada! 

Ionada is a global technology leader in air emission and water treatment technologies. They focus on developing, manufacturing and marketing marine Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) and have recently secured a supply contract for their Membrane Scrubber™ for MG Management's RO-RO carrier, the NOLHANAVA.  
That's not all! Ionada is also one of five finalists for the Environmental Technology Award at the 2015 Ship Efficiency Awards, hosted by Lloyd's Register and taking place at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London, England.
HalTech has assisted Ionada in a number of ways. Working with our chemistry expert and EiR, Sam Stevens, together they assessed technical risk of the new technology. Following business planning, HalTech outlined available funding grants such as IRAP to scale-up their project for expedited commercialization.
For more information, please visit Ionada at

Community Corner
Halton Region Free Webinar: Engineering Success in Canada's Greater Toronto Area
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 1-1:45pm

Learn how booming infrastructure and a deep talent pool in Canada's Greater Toronto Area can add to your bottom line.

Burlington Economic Development: Advanced Manufacturing Support Workshop
Thursday, September 17, 2015 8-11am
Attend the Burlington Economic Development Advanced Manufacturing Support Workshop to find out about collaborative opportunities with Mohawk College and McMaster University, learn more about federal and provincial government assistance programs, network with other advanced manufacturers in the region, and gain insights into how your advanced manufacturing company can compete in the global marketplace. Presenters include Gay Yuyitung, Executive Director, McMaster Industry Liaison; Ted Scott, Chief Innovation Officer, Mohawk College; Mary Balfour, Regional Manager, MEDEI; and Allen Porstner-Sheuka, Industrial Technology Advisor, IRAP. Event held in conjunction with McMaster University and Mohawk College.

CIX Cleantech:                           2015 Game Changers

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Cleantech and the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) have teamed up to launch CIX Cleantech: 2015 Game Changers. The full-day event will connect Canadian cleantech ventures with investors, policy makers, strategic partners, and advisors.

The event will include presentations from keynote speakers and CEOs of Canada's most innovative cleantech companies, as well as networking opportunities, exhibits and curated one-on-one meetings.

Ontario Investing $125 Million in Hospital Repairs and Upgrades

Fund Will Help 128 Hospitals Continue to Provide High-Quality Health Care
Ontario is providing approximately $125 million in 2015-16 to hospitals across the province to renew critical infrastructure, helping to ensure patients continue to receive high-quality care in a safe and healthy environment.
Learn More

Sheridan College: New Medical Devices Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs Course
Fall term registration now open. Explore the innovative and rapidly expanding medical devices industry in the context of Quality Assurance (QA) and Regulatory Affairs (RA). Discover the regulations, QA and RA program elements, processes and best practices required for timely regulatory clearance and entry of safe and effective medical devices into markets, including Canada, the USA and Europe.
This highly-interactive course draws upon real-life case studies, plus the expertise andexperiences of instructors and guest speakers currently working in the medical devices industry.     

Global Life Sciences Incubator Launching in Ontario
JLABS @ Toronto to Locate in                           MaRS Discovery District
Ontario has been selected to be the home of Johnson & Johnson Innovation's first JLABS incubator outside the United States. JLABS @ Toronto, a partnership with the University of Toronto, MaRS Innovation, MaRS Discovery District and the Province, will leverage Ontario's highly-skilled workforce and advanced science and technology sector, providing the tools and resources needed to help life science start-ups thrive.

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