We are proud of our science startups - from mobile healthcare to wearable technology, Science students and alumni are leading the way.
FocusONCare, a mobile healthcare start-up launched by six students from UWaterloo’s School of Pharmacy, aims to improve the quality of treatment for cancer patients with their innovative app, ChemoTracker. The app tracks patients’ side effects and helps them and their families know what to do in both common and critical situations related to oncological treatments.
Lani is a payment and management system for 3D Print Centers. It enables universities, public libraries and 3D Print Centres to automate payment, manage users, designs and materials. It is also a great way for designers to showcase their work.
Medella Health is developing the next generation of wearable technology to help patients better manage their diabetes. With Medella Health technology, patients can manage their blood glucose levels continuously and non-invasively, while receiving detailed data analytics and timely feedback.This company was named one of 50 Emerging Global Entrepreneurs to Watch by Inc.com, an online partner publication of Inc. magazine.
Rockstar Café, founded by Science and Business alumnus Mark Kryshtalskyj, is Canada’s first youth-centric, sustainable, and entrepreneurial coffee house. In addition to committing to a goal of zero consumer waste, the Rockstar Café will also offer a place for ambitious youth (“Rockstars”) to meet peers, develop ideas and find resources, tools, and funding for their projects. The café connects students with real world opportunities by hosting events featuring local business leaders.
Ten Thousand Coffees
Founded by Science and Business alumnus Dave Wilkins, the program is designed to provide free access to experienced people in every field for a coffee meeting where they can provide advice crucial to those just starting out
Science-affiliated GreenHouse teams
mindSphere is a nonprofit movement dedicated to reducing the stigma associated with mental health and providing inspiration for people with mental health issues.
Node is dedicated to making wearable technology for cancer survivors suffering from lymphedema. Their mission is to help empower the lymphedema community with smart medical fashion.
Velocity Science startups
AVRO Life Science is developing a unique, transdermal patch for the paediatric delivery of antihistamines.
Nano CNET is creating a new generation of flexible transparent electrodes. Their electrodes have higher electrical, thermal and corrosion stability, and lower surface roughness compared to current silver-based transparent electrodes.
NanoSolution uses green and clean technologies to produce the highest-quality and cost-effective nano materials for drug delivery systems, medical devices, clinical diagnostics, clean tech, energy storage, and fuel cells.
NERv develops implantable bio-sensors that collect data about the body and send feedback to the doctor allowing medical care facilities to have a portable bio-lab able to assess the human body.
Ourotech creates hydrogels that allow pharma companies to accurately test up to 1536 cancer drugs at a time on 3D in-vitro tumors using high throughput screening systems.
PolyGone is developing specialized sheets to capture microfibers in the wash before they can make their way to our lakes and rivers.
Pression has developed the next generation of compression therapy products for the prevention and treatment of blood clots, that provides personalized care based on an individual’s biometrics.
Salient Energy aims to enable the renewable energy revolution with the invention of an affordable, safe, long-lasting, and easy to manufacture zinc-ion battery. Our technology, redefines battery chemistry and uses a novel nanomaterial cathode.
Scola Labs is interested in the unexplored areas of pharmaceuticals. The first product Scola Labs is working on is a hangover cure in the form of a preventive pill.
At Suncayr, we want to help people safely enjoy every day they spend outside. We've developed SPOT, a smart sticker that is applied to your body and changes colour to warn users of their UV protection, indicating when to re-apply sunscreen.
UpGrain Inc. uses low frequency electro-magnetic field stimulation of seeds to increase overall yield of various crops by 20 per cent. They use advanced mathematical algorithms to calculate the most suitable time to maximize treatment effects on seeds.
Vena Medical is creating an endoscope to provide a real-time navigational perspective for interventional physicians. Short-Wave Infrared Vascular Endoscope (SWIRVE™) will make interventional procedures faster, easier, and safer for both patients and physicians.
VivaSpire is changing the way oxygen therapy is provided. VivaSpire provides unique portable and self-replenishing oxygen therapy devices for the treatment of heart and lung conditions including, but not limited to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD).
WildType Biotech uses protein design technology to redesign and optimize commercial proteins at the molecular level, enhancing clinical effectiveness and making them simpler to produce and store.