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4th September 2014

Zen: The thermostat that doesn’t think it’s smarter than you are …

Lots of coverage for the launch of the Zen Thermostat, built on MMB’s RapidConnect communications backbone, enabling easy connection to other intelligent home devices across a plethora of platforms.  MMB’s market leading RapidConnect is the fastest and most reliable way for companies to ‘smart’ enable their products and ensure they are compliant with all major […]

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1st September 2014

The Future of Energy

Managing Partner Tom Rand discusses how MaRS Cleantech works to affect the big picture: economic growth, climate disruption, cleantech innovation and energy incumbents. Featuring ArcTern portfolio companies Sparq, Woodland Biofuels, Hydrostor and Morgan Solar. Future of energy: Tom Rand (Full) from MaRS Discovery District on Vimeo.

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1st September 2014

Op Ed – Welcome to the Anthropocene: Investing in a Warmer World

Op Ed in Canadian Business Journal The verdict is in. From the highly conservative International Energy Agency (IEA) to the latest peer-reviewed climate science – business as usual puts enough carbon in the atmosphere to hit 6 degrees C global average temperature rise this century. That’s not something civic society survives, to say nothing of […]

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25th August 2014

3M invests in Smart Energy Instruments

Canadian company develops electronic chipsets with high precision, real-time monitoring capabilities for smart grids. St. Paul, Minn. — August 19, 2014 — Today, 3M New Ventures (3M’s corporate venture organization) announced an equity investment in Smart Energy Instruments (SEI), based in Toronto, Canada, which provides electronic chipsets with precise, time-synchronized measurement capabilities for smart grid […]

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18th August 2014

SmarterAlloys: Bringing metal alloys to life

SmarterAlloys enables metal alloys and even plastic polymers to behave like artificial muscle, changing shape on demand.  SmarterAlloys is the only company in the world with the ability to embed multiple permanent memories or pseudo-elastic forces into a single shape memory alloy (SMA).  Until now, only a single memory or force profile could be programmed into an SMA, […]

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