Prova Innovations and ImaginAble Solutions win the Arthritis Society’s Arthritis Ideator Awards

PROVA Innovations and ImaginAble Solutions founders

PROVA Innovations and ImaginAble Solutions, The Forge clients, have been selected as winners of the Arthritis Society’s inaugural Arthritis Ideator Awards, each taking home $50,000 to support developing their innovative ventures. The Arthritis Ideator Program is an integral part of the Arthritis Society’s bold Innovation Strategy. Matthew Rosato, president and founder of PROVA Innovations pitched their WithinStride® ‘Smart’ in-soles that aid in gait rehabilitation for people with early- and…

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VoxNeuro Announces Significant Milestones on its Mission to Become “The Brain Company”

VoxNeuro CEO

The Forge client VoxNeuro Inc. has met three significant developments recently. The Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) brain health company that analyzes brain-based biomarkers to assess cognitive function has announced a number of significant developments including: (i) receipt of US patent 11278230 entitled “Systems and methods for cognitive health assessment” which provides protection for VoxNeuro’s competitive advantage (specific EEG-based neuropsychological assessments that generate event-related potentials associated with key…

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Longan Vision secures over $1M Head Up Hands-Free Contract

Longan Vision wearing mounted thermal imager

Longan Vision, The Forge client developing smart technology for First Responders, has announced that it has secured the Head Up Hands-Free Phase 2 contract award of over $1 Million from Innovation Solutions Canada (ISC), funded by the Department of National Defense (DND). The contract is for Longan Vision’s innovative efforts in providing a long-term solution that will help Canadian firefighters work in a more Head-Up Hands-Free mode of operation…

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Three Forge clients are finalists in Synapse Life Science Competition

Three Forge clients are finalists in Synapse

The Forge clients Tenomix, Celerite Labs and Dahlia have been selected as finalists in the ninth annual Synapse Life Science Competition Pitch Showcase. The showcase is designed to help innovative life science companies launch into the market by pairing up innovators with business and entrepreneurship students. Fourteen nascent startups have been selected as finalists and will participate in the showcase taking place on March 23, 2022. Tenomix, co-founded by…

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ImaginAble Solutions demos device to Minister Fedeli

Minister Fedeli and Lianna Genovese

Lianna Genovese, founder and CEO of ImaginAble Solutions, demonstrated her Guided HandsTM innovative assistive device to Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, during his tour of McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute (MMRI). The Forge client launched Guided HandsTM to the market in August 2021. The device enables people with limited fine motor skills to paint, draw, write, and use a tablet or computer. Genovese is a…

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Hyivy Health, PROVA Innovations and Tenomix have been accepted to HEALTHI

Congratulations Prova Innovations, Hyivy Health and Tenomix

The Forge clients Hyivy Health, PROVA Innovations, and Tenomix have been accepted to Hamilton Ecosystem to Accelerate & Leverage Trials of Health Innovation – HEALTHI, a funding program in collaboration with the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), Innovation Factory and the Synapse Consortium. The life science companies will be able to leverage up to $15,000 in funding from NRC-IRAP to work directly with the…

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Longan Vision pilot tests in North Carolina

Longan Vision pilot tests in North Carolina

Longan Vision, The Forge client, put their latest Fusion Vision System (FVS) augmented reality (AR) visor with thermal imaging to the test at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina in December 2021. The pilot provided the opportunity for MCAS Cherry Point firefighters to try out the cutting-edge technology and Longan Vision to further test their gear within a real-life setting. Firefighters got firsthand experience using the…

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VoxNeuro revolutionizing brain health


VoxNeuro, a Hamilton-based neuroscience and health tech company, has been featured on Canadian Healthcare Technology for its groundbreaking approach to managing and treating brain health, through the use of objective measures, instead of only relying on subjective measures such as patient self-reporting and observed behaviour. The Forge alumnus provides a 30-minute, non-invasive Cognitive Health Assessment using electroencephalography (EEG) to record tens of thousands of data-points from a patient’s brain…

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The Forge clients featured on Breakfast Television

ImaginAble and Toques From The Heart

Two Forge clients were featured on Breakfast Television (BT), Lianna Genovese, founder and CEO of ImaginAble Solutions Inc. and Matt Carter, vice president and co-founder of Toques From The Heart.  Genovese, a biomedical and mechanical engineering student in her final year at McMaster University, was interviewed on Celebrate Local, presented by Scotiabank in partnership with BT.  On the show, Genovese explained how she founded the company based on a…

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Tenomix wins Best Financial Model Award in Amplify

Tenomix wins Best Financial Model Award

Tenomix, an Ontario-based medical technology company creating innovative solutions in pathology and a client at The Forge, has won the Best Financial Model award at Western Angels’ Demo Day: Amplify pitch competition. Amplify is the first qualifying round for Western Angels’ Demo Day, where the top 19 ventures were selected to pitch. Tenomix and four other ventures have qualified for the final round of the event series, receiving a…

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