Applied Brain Research
ABR is bringing the world's largest functioning computer-based brain model to Discovery. The program, known as Spaun, is capable of learning and making decisions based on information it receives. This is the first step toward the democratization of artificial intelligence.
Voovo connects those that don't have a 3D printer with those that do. The platform allows customers requiring 3D printed models to quickly crowdsource job quotes from a community of passionate 3D printer owners. Anyone who owns a 3D printer can now become a full-service 3D printing studio that can personalize, print, and ship models around the world.
Mosaic Manufacturing has created new 3D printing technology that enables virtually any desktop 3D printer on the market to expand its capabilities and quality. Mosaic's initial product, The Palette, allows users to go from printing one colour plastic pieces to objects with embedded circuitry inside as well as pieces made up of multiple colours.
Nectro Inc. is creating novel nano-materials and bringing them into people's lives through products like the Nectro Conductive Pen. With this pen you can quickly and easily draw working electric circuits. It also features an erasing tip that allows you to correct any mistakes. More innovative products are on the way.
Winner of Global Start-up Battle 2013 – Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, Pawly Corp. has developed an electronic toy that connects to a mobile app, allowing busy pet parents to monitor and interact with their pet when they're away from home. From a treat dispenser and a ball launcher to a high fidelity microphone, Pawly offers guilt-free peace of mind and the ability to see, talk and play with your pet from virtually anywhere.
HEALX is a Toronto based start-up that has developed a new way of bracing and healing bone fractures and musculoskeletal injuries, allowing the body to naturally repair itself more efficiently. Using 3D scanning and 3D printing, HEALX has created a cheaper, more comfortable and customizable healing method that surpasses the traditional casts we use today.
The University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS)
The University of Toronto's Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) continues to push the performance envelope and disrupt the traditional cost paradigm with a satellite that carries a spectrometer for greenhouse gas monitoring. They will provide an sample of its world-class development capabilities and display an animation of the highly successful satellite mission that recently demonstrated precise, autonomous formation flight in space.
The Intelligent Assistive Technology and Systems Lab (IATSL)
IATSL develop leading edge technologies to support older adults and people living with disabilities to help them function more safely in their own communities and homes. From a tabletop robot to help those recovering from a stroke, to an intelligent powered wheelchair that assists those with cognitive impairment to drive more safely, the use of artificial intelligence and advanced sensing technologies are making strides in this field.
Envision SQ Inc.
Envision SQ are currently tackling the enormous task of developing technology to reduce traffic-related smog, creating better air quality in urban areas. Every year, the world's cars, trucks and other vehicles emit millions of tonnes of pollutants, leaving urban-dwellers at risk of anything from asthma and respiratory diseases to stroke and cancer. Known as the "SmogStop Barrier," the design involves the mixing of emissions with clean air, while a proprietary coating breaks down pollutants into harmless by-products. The result: air pollution levels in surrounding communities drop 50 per cent.
Advanced Cognitive Engineering lab (ACE)
Carleton University's Advanced Cognitive Engineering lab (ACE) is a leading Canadian research centre on pilot behaviour with four aircraft simulator platforms. These next-generation simulation and Virtual Reality technologies are extremely important for training and assessment in the aerospace industry. In association with the school's Visualization and Simulation Centre, ACE works to discover fundamental principles of human perception and cognition and to apply these principles to the design, implementation and evaluation of advanced human-machine systems.
Intravision Light Systems Inc. have created a unique Lumigreen system for turf-grass growth on natural turf-grass like sport stadiums and golf greens. The patented Lumigreen technology comprises a LED light integrated tarp, in combination with control of air-temperature and air-flow. The product was recently launched in the 2015 Golf Industry show in Texas.
3D printing start-up Structur3D has created a 3D printer add-on called Discov3ry, which can be described as a universal paste extruder. The extruder gives creators around the globe the capability to print intricate and complex designs with a range of soft materials such as silicone, wood filler, electric paint, and even Nutella.
As we all know, heavy industry emits massive amounts of CO2, a green-house gas, widely viewed to have a negative environmental impact. However, these same emissions are actually feedstock for the Pond process. Pond Biofuels uses proprietary technology to eliminate the CO2, nitrogen and sulfur in smokestack emissions, transforming these compounds into algal biomass. This demo will show how this closed-loop continuous harvest system consumes raw stack emissions, and transforms it into value rich algal biomass.
CrossWing welcomes virtualME, a modular, mass-market robotics platform that enables anything from virtually visiting friends in another country, to telecommunications, virtual education, healthcare, and more. CrossWing stands by the belief that these types of Interactive Personal Robotics will rapidly become as pervasive as common appliances and smart computing platforms. This Discovery demonstration includes a chance to experience this virtual device first hand.
Revel Cider Company
Revel Cider Company makes craft cider with 100% Ontario grown apples, hops, and indigenous yeast strains. Basically, a hybrid of a beer and a cider, Revel has created a unique flavour characteristic of the Ontario terroir their apples and hops are grown in. Their cider called 'Hop X' is dry hopped with a brand new Ontario hop varietal giving it flavours of orange, strawberry, and lychee. While the flavour called 'Liquid Gold' is fermented with a wild Ontario yeast and aged for 4 months, giving the dry cider notes of guava and citrus.
Green technology start-up, Nanoleaf welcomes the Nanoleaf Bloom, the world's first dimmable bulb that doesn't require a dimmer switch. This innovative bulb works with any regular on/off light switch, allowing any home or space to personalize its dimming capabilities. Equivalent to a 75 watt incandescent, the Nanoleaf Bloom uses only 10 watts of energy to produce 1200 lumens.
PUSH Strength Inc.
PUSH is not your average wearable device. Already being used by some of the world's most renowned teams in the NFL, NHL and NBA, PUSH is changing the way athletes train. PUSH will be showcasing a pro-graded activity tracker for athletes to see Real Workout Metrics. This will include a real-life Olympic weightlifting routine demonstrated live with real-time feedback to a mobile/on screen application.
Ottawa -based start-up GestureLogic has created an intelligent wearable fitness technology that uses direct monitors of muscle and other anatomic activities to measure true muscle output. At Discovery the team will be demonstrating their cycle fitness application with a stationary bike, allowing guests to see real biometrics of a cyclist in action. Jump on the bike and give it a try.