Nova Scotia CleanTech Open Top 10 Announced

Innovacorp today announced the list of clean technology start-ups moving on to round two of the Nova Scotia CleanTech Open competition.

Launched by the province through Innovacorp in September 2011, the international competition is designed to find and fund high-potential, early-stage clean technology companies. It also puts a spotlight on Nova Scotia as an ideal location for these companies to grow.

The following is a list of the top 10 Nova Scotia CleanTech Open participants invited to compete in round two of the competition:

aioTV to Power Next Generation netTALK TV Video Service

aioTV announced today that Miami’s netTALK.COM INC. has launched its next generation over-the-top video service netTALK TV using the aioTV video platform.

netTALK TV makes it easier to discover and experience online video on the devices people want. netTALK TV offers a mix of live linear channels, video on demand, and internet content in a unified experience across multiple devices, including the iPad, Android Tablets, GoogleTV, PC/MAC, and smart phones.

aioTV Inc. Secures $1 Million in Venture Capital Investment

A Halifax company that developed industry-leading software is enhancing its product and rolling it out to the marketplace with investment from the province.

AIOTV INC., or all-in-one TV, has secured $1 million in venture capital financing from Innovacorp. The company produces a cloud-based video delivery platform that telephone companies, cable companies and other broadband service providers can use to let their customers find and watch their favourite video content, regardless of source.

Innovacorp Announces Round Two Participants in I-3 Technology Start-Up Competition

Innovacorp today announced the list of Nova Scotia start-up companies moving on to round two of the I-3 Technology Start-Up Competition.

“I’m very inspired by the vibrancy of Nova Scotia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Throughout the province, I’ve had the privilege of meeting capable entrepreneurs in every sector,” said Clifford M. Gross, president and CEO of Innovacorp. “We are grateful for the participation of all the I-3 competition entrants, and we extend our congratulations to the finalists in each region.”

Province invests $2.63M for research infrastructure through the Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Trust

A $2.63 million provincial investment is putting leading-edge research labs and equipment in place to support world-class research. This is enabling Nova Scotia universities to attract and retain the brightest researchers and students at a time of intense global competition.

Health Canada Clears Immunovaccine for Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Trials

Immunovaccine Inc. (TSX-V:IMV) announced today that Health Canada has cleared its Clinical Trial Application (CTA) for a phase I/II study with DPX-Survivac, a therapeutic cancer vaccine. The decision allows the company to proceed with preparations in Canada to test the safety and efficacy of its immunotherapeutic vaccine in patients with advanced stage ovarian cancer.
                                                                                       

U.S. Embassy and Canada 2020 Announce Innovation Competition Winners

In Ottawa, on November 2, 2011, the United States Embassy will be presenting a conference on innovation and entrepreneurship, entitled The Canada-U.S. Partnership: Enhancing the Innovation Ecosystem. To mark the event, the embassy partnered with Canadian policy think-tank Canada 2020 to hold a competition for youth and potential entrepreneurs.

The competition asked for written or video descriptions of a product or idea that is not only socially or commercially viable and innovative, but that also enhances or is enhanced by the close Canada-U.S. relationship.

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