The Innovation Showcase will allow you to feature your company/research at the event during two key networking sessions where industry, academia, innovators, entrepreneurs and policy makers will have the opportunity to connect. A dedicated area will be incorporated into the conference facility where information may be displayed, product showcased and innovative technologies introduced from corporate and institutional sources.
Innovation Showcase Participants
UWAFT - University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team
The University Of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team (UWAFT) has been a leader in advanced vehicle technology development, education and awareness for nearly 20 years. Our mission is to develop and integrate ground breaking technology into production road vehicles while promoting sustainable transport through the community at large.
UWAFT works with a variety of automotive technologies and benefits candidates from many disciplines of engineering, including but not limited to; mechanical, electrical, controls, modelling, simulation, software, firmware, project management and manufacturing.
UWAFT is currently taking part in a competition called EcoCAR 3. EcoCAR 3 is the latest U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC) series. As North America’s premier collegiate automotive engineering competition, EcoCAR 3 is challenging 16 North American university teams to redesign a Chevrolet Camaro to reduce its environmental impact, while maintaining the muscle and performance expected from this iconic American car. UWAFT is one of only two Canadian universities competing in EcoCAR 3, making the competition even more of a unique and exciting experience!
|#||Name||Role||Area of Study|
|1||Ramin Shaikhi||Project Manager||Master of Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering|
|2||Patrick DiGioacchino||Engineering Manager||Master of Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering|
|3||Sid Kakodkar||Associate Project Manager||Master of Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering|
|4||Cole Powers||Modelling Lead||Bachelor of Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering with Entrepreneurship option|
|5||Michael Wu||Controls Lead||Bachelor of Applied Science, Mechatronics Engineering|
|6||Jake McGrory||Controls & Modelling Lead||Bachelor of Applied Science, Chemical Engineering|
|7||Edward Chao||ADAS Lead||Master of Applied Science, Computer Engineering|
Salient Energy is commercializing a revolutionary new type of battery called the zinc-ion battery. The zinc-ion battery is safer, longer-lasting, and less expensive than lithium-ion batteries, and will be a complete replacement for lithium in stationary energy storage applications. Additionally, the zinc-ion battery is completely compatible with lithium-ion manufacturing, allowing it to retain its cost advantage over lithium-ion even as lithium-production continues to ramp up globally.
Ryan Brown, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Brian Adams, Chief Technology Officer
HITCH is a Smart Wireless Mesh Router & Predictive Content Caching Software Platform, that pre-downloads relevant online content once, so many users can access the same information quickly without an Internet connection. Globally, over 4 billion people don't have sustainable (available, affordable & accessible) broadband. Most of these users are un/underserved by existing coverage and service infrastructure; and live in rural and urban emerging markets. Thus, are denied the ability to benefit from real technology-driven economic growth. Flexfinity has developed HITCH – an enhanced smart wireless mesh router that enables communities automatically build, operate, and sustain self-contained Internet platforms; accelerating sustainable broadband in emerging markets.
Uche Onuora, Co Founder
Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canda for 15 years. Working with 60 Universities, thousands of companies, and both federal and provincial governments, we build partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada.
Mitacs was founded in 1999 as a Canadian Network of Centres of Excellence, dedicated to supporting applied and industrial research in mathematical sciences and associated disciplines. Open to all disciplines since 2007, Mitacs has expanded in response to industrial and university needs, including programs in R&D management, professional skills development, and international research training. Fully independent since 2011, Mitacs remains committed to its core vision of supporting research-based innovation and continues to work closely with its partners in industry, academia and government.
CoLab is an online marketplace for R&D services based at the Velocity Garage. Companies use CoLab to ease budgets, shorten timelines and reduce technical risk so they can iterate and get to market faster. Corporate, academic and government labs use CoLab to generate more revenue from their underused equipment.
David Morris, Founder & CEO
Masood Energy wants to reimagine and create effective and efficient energy storage technologies. We are a group of enthusiastic students from the University of Waterloo who are dedicated to provide economical and efficient storage to the world. Our mission is to provide reliable grid level storage by repurposing used electric vehicle batteries. We envision a world that relies solely on renewable energy to meet all of humanity’s energy needs.
Muaaz Masood, CEO & Chairman
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) aims to make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians. The agency supports university students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in post secondary research projects. NSERC researchers are on the vanguard of science, building on Canada’s long tradition of scientific excellence.
Waterloo Region Electric Vehicle Association
Promoting electric vehicle adoption and use within and around the Region of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. All EV owners/enthusiasts welcome. WREVAG@gmail.com WREVA will be at Federation Hall showing off their electric vehicles. Check out a 2015 and a 2017 Chevy Volt and meet the members of this great local group!
Mark - 2017 Chevy Volt
Ian - 2015 Chevy Volt
Toyota Tsusho Canada Inc. (TTCI)
Toyota Tsusho Canada Inc. (TTCI) develops new business streams by introducing innovative technology across a variety of sectors.
TTCI Energy Solutions Group recently introduced Yanmar 35 kW micro-Combined Heat and Power (micro-CHP) to the Canadian market. Yanmar micro-CHP has been utilized globally to provide clean, reliable and economical electricity for commercial applications. Hot water, a byproduct of electricity production, can be distributed for space heating, DHW or process use.
Yanmar micro-CHP is a plug and play solution featuring Inverter technology. Inverter technology contains logic to produce high quality electricity, grid synchronization and safeguards.
As the electricity market evolves, development of micro grids will require reliable technology that is easy to apply and integrate and proves cost effective. Yanmar micro-CHP used in conjunction with renewables guarantees a reliable power supply with proven technology that can work seamlessly in conjunction with the grid or as a standalone power generator.
Sustainable Waterloo Region
Our mission is to foster collaborations that enable local organizations to convert their sustainability interest into action. These organizations participate in our programs to achieve environmental and economic benefits. By building networks, setting a common direction for results, and publicly reporting on progress, we are working to maximize both the individual and collective successes of organizations in Waterloo Region.
To view our Strategic Plan, please visit our Strategic Plan page.