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By diego0rtiz | June 17, 2015

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By Chuck Black – OMX Contributor

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Repost: "Kensington Launches $160 Million Investment Fund Under Government's Venture Capital Action Plan"

By chuckatomx | January 28, 2015

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Toronto, Ontario, Nov 18, 2014: Emerging technology companies in Canada received a piece of good news today when Kensington Capital Partners announced the launch of the Kensington Venture Fund with an initial closing of investor commitments totaling $160 million.

This move marks the next step in the Government of Canada's Venture Capital Action Plan. This new fund of funds will invest in promising VC funds and companies in the technology, cleantech, IT, telecommunications, and digital media sectors. The announcement was made at the Canadian Innovation Exchange today in Toronto.

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Brican & Applanix Using UAV's to Map the Earth

By chuckatomx | December 17, 2014

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Brampton, ON based unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturer Brican Flight Systems and Richmond Hill, ON based Applanix, an industry leader in mobile mapping products and solutions, have partnered on a package of tools capable of performing comprehensive geographic mapping and referencing.

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Recap of MNP and OMX Webinar : Access FedNor Funding

By chuckatomx | December 8, 2014

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On October 28th, we had a great discussion during our interactive online webinar on accessing FedNor funding. The discussion was led by manufacturing operational improvement experts from MNP and David Jensen the Offset Manager from Oshkosh Defense. We were also glad to have Fundica gave the overview of FedNor's funding program.

Thank you to everyone who attended it over Go to Meeting, we look forward to offering you more insights in upcoming webinars. Check out the full recording, including the presentation deck in the video below.

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By chuckatomx | November 14, 2014

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It’s only been four years since Toronto based Centennial College officially started the campaign to move its aerospace programs to a new facility in the old Downsview Park DeHavilland facility. But according to Andrew Petrou, the co-founder of the Downsview Aerospace Cluster for Innovation and Research (DAIR), the real genesis of the move goes back almost twenty years.

Andrew Petrau presenting the plans for the DAIR Research Hub to be developed at Downsview Park in Toronto. Photo c/o Alex Urosevic/MEDTE
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