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Big problems out there. So are solutions. From idea to commercial venture, we seek to understand how to diagnose problems and hunt for opportunities in an innovation ecosystem we call ”The Market”.

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Episode 01 – BIOTECanada

The Biotech Ecosystem

The world’s population is expected to grow to 10 billion by 2050. To survive,  how we feed ourselves, stay healthy and produce energy has to change. Read More.

Episode 02 – Nüvü Camēras

Finding your product-market fit

You’ve developed one of the world’s most sensitive low light imaging cameras, with multiple potential market applications. You’ve landed a contract with one the world’s most prestigious technology organizations. But is this the right long term market fit for your product? Read More.

Episode 03 – Cogiscan

Maintaining market dominance as an SME

What does the future of electronics manufacturing look like? How can a small company become indispensable when swimming in waters with much larger players? On this episode of Market Hunt, we interview Francois Monette, of Cogiscan. Read More.

Episode 04 – Invest Ottawa

The entrepreneurial ecosystem

What elements are necessary to create a healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem? On this episode of Market Hunt, we chat with Nick Quain, VP Venture Development at Invest Ottawa.. Read More.

Episode 05 – Produktif

Reinventing the construction value chain

Cities around the world are experiencing an unprecedented housing crisis. The way we build, how we assemble materials and dispose of construction waste isn’t sustainable. Read More.

Episode 06 – C2MI

Manufacturing the future

Microelectronics are everywhere. Innovation in this industry moves at lightning speed. But how? Read More.

Episode 07 – Cryptocurrencies

Mass market adoption for cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies have been playing a game of snakes and ladders since their humble beginnings, experiencing massive price volatility. Considering fintech’s disruptive impact, what will the future of banking look like? Read More.

Episode 08 – Aeponyx

Understanding your position in the value chain

You are a very small company attempting to service much larger companies, how can you guarantee price, service and delivery? Read More.

Episode 09 – Photon etc.

From science to commercialization

How do you get from fundamental research to developing technologies for industrial applications? From invention in the lab to innovation in the market? On this episode of Market Hunt, we interview Sébastien Blais Ouellette, CEO of Photon etc.

Episode 10 – Ingenew

Hunting for a solution to Covid-19

How is the pharmaceutical industry responding to the Covid-19 crisis? What more needs to be done towards securing the supply chain? What are some of the scientific and political obstacles to develop a vaccine? On this episode of Market Hunt, we interview Pierre Laurin, Founder and Chairman at Ingenew Pharma.

Episode 11 – B-Con Engineering

Manufacturing for space missions

What’s it like being a small manufacturer, building components that will eventually go into a Space Mission? How do companies work with universities to help with Research and Development?  On this episode of Market Hunt, we chat with Brian Creber, President of B-Con Engineering.

Episode 12 – Bonlook

Creating brand value

Brand value. How do you stand out in a crowded market? You’ve got to set yourself apart. On this episode of Market Hunt, we interview André Forest, former chairman of the Board of Bonlook.

Episode 13 – Magex Technologies

Refocusing on local markets

Going international is more than just making sales. You need to be prepared to face an onslaught of regulatory requirements, face different customer demands and be ready to modify your product accordingly. A solution? Re-focus on becoming no 1 in your local market. On this episode of Market Hunt, we interview Filipe Nunes, General Manager of Magex Technologies.

Episode 14 – Spotlight on Biotech in Canada

Spotlight on Biotech in Canada

Venture into the world of corporate biotech in Canada. The year is 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Andrew Casey, President of BIOTECanada weighs in on the industry, government policy, investment trends, and introduces the idea of a Canadian Health Sciences Fund, a government sponsored fund dedicated to promoting biotech in Canada along with accelerators who help incubate these companies. Awaiting the creation of a foundational Life Sciences company in Canada, Casey tells us how he thinks this company will emerge.

Episode 15 – Canada’s Innovation Gap

Canada’s Innovation Gap

For Canada’s economic recovery to be successful, the country will need to lean on innovative technology to increase its competitiveness in both local and international markets. Canada has many great research institutions doing fundamental science in the fields of AI, Med-tech, Clean-tech, Industry 4.0 and Quantum computing. But how are we at commercializing these technologies? On this episode of Market Hunt we chat with Suzanne Grant, CEO of the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA).

Episode 16 – The Fintech Ecosystem

The Fintech Ecosystem

The world’s is experiencing the impacts of the collision between Information Computer Technologies and Finance, birthing a sector called Fintech. Learn of its foundations and the fintech ecosystem in this episode with interview guest Professor Hamid Nach.

Episode 17 – Halal Banking in Canada

Halal Banking in Canada

Inclusive banking services are key drivers to build a more robust and equitable economic paradigm. On Part 2 of Market Hunt’s Fintech series, we speak with Mohamad Sawwaf, Co-founder & CEO of Halal Fintech startup, Manzil.

Episode 18 – Demand driven innovation ecosystems

Demand driven innovation ecosystems

What elements are needed to create demand driven innovation ecosystems to build world class companies? On this episode of Market Hunt, we speak with Co-Founder and COO of Canada’s Digital Supercluster, Bill Tam.

Episode 19 – Explainable AI (XAI)

Explainable AI (XAI)

Machines are replacing humans to program software, using deep learning to tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues. This automation could turbocharge every industry. But in order to trust it, we need to understand how it works. On this episode of Market Hunt, we chat with Sheldon Fernandez, CEO of DarwinAI. 

Episode 20 – Mapping Canada’s social services

Mapping Canada’s social services

Canada has hundreds of thousands of social services dedicated to helping its residents. Meet the company attempting to map them all.

Episode Guest: Dr. Alina Turner, Co-Founder and CEO, HelpSeeker.

Episode 21 – Using AI for drug discovery

Using AI for drug discovery

Artificial intelligence is changing the way drugs are being discovered. Find out how in this episode.

Episode Guest: Handol Kim, Co-Founder and CEO, Variational AI.

Episode 22 – Bridging quantum physics and computer science

Bridging quantum physics and computer science

Quantum computing has been hailed as the next revolution in computer science. What are some market applications and how is quantum tech evolving on the hardware and software side?

Episode Guest: Andrew Fursman, Co-Founder and CEO, 1Qbit.

Episode 23 – Spotlight on Aquaculture

Spotlight on Aquaculture

Aquaculture has evolved tremendously over the last 40 years. Today, the industry is supplying over 50 % of the world demand for seafood. That’s up from less than 5 % 30 just years ago. Interview with University of Guelph Professor Rich Moccia to discover the innovations taking place in this burgeoning industry, as well as an introduction to the world’s first genetically modified protein approved for human consumption.

Episode Guest: Rich Moccia, Professor, Deparment of Animal Biosciences, University of Guelph.

Episode 24 – Aquabounty

Using technology to feed the world

Meet the company commercializing the world’s first genetically modified protein approved for human consumption. Interview Sylvia Wulf, President & CEO of Aquabounty.

Episode Guest: Sylvia Wulf, President & CEO, Aquabounty.

Episode 25 – Creating Innovation Standards

Creating Innovation Standards

What are innovation standards? How can you measure and manage innovation in organizations? What are keys to cultivating an innovative culture? Find out more in this episode.

Episode Guest: Dr. Sorin Cohn, ISO56008 Project Leader for Innovation Measurements at ISO – International Organization for Standardization.

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