Category: ‘success story’

How one hackathon with WIMTACH sparked an applied research project for Interdev

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, correspondence has continued between WIMTACH and its industry partners. Trainings, technical consultation and applied research projects have taken on new forms and processes to continue the progress that has been made so far. Collaboration has been at the centre of these efforts. It strengthens the network of digital health companies across […] Read more

WIMTACH secures a $150,000 Health Canada project with industry partner Ortho Biomed

In February of this year, WIMTACH and Ortho Biomed successfully applied for a $150,000 grant sponsored by Health Canada that “seeks technological approaches in Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence to predict the success of possible donor-recipient matches and transplant outcomes to support evidence-based decision-making about organ donation and transplantation.” This was a great demonstration of […] Read more

Centennial professor’s dedication led to WIMTACH project innovation

When Brendan Chapman walked into an acupuncture office two years ago, he had no idea that it would be the catalyst for a new innovation. At that time, Brendan booked an appointment with an acupuncturist named Arla. After introducing herself and conversing with him, she explained that she had an applied research idea, but was […] Read more

Jun, 27, 2020

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WIMTACH provides web app expertise to growing nutraceutical company Namena

The industry partnership between Namena Pharma (Namena) and WIMTACH is what Mohammed described as “a Godsend”. In November 2019, Namena attended a rare disease workshop, which doubled as a networking opportunity for Namena to expand its industry partners and raise awareness about their growing list of products and services. It was at the workshop that […] Read more

Jun, 19, 2020

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Centennial professor brings her vision to life at WIMTACH

Centennial College professor of Business Development Nira Sharma noticed a recurring challenge in Toronto communities, especially her Nepalese community: there were many people with in-demand skill sets, businesses and services, but their fellow community members were unaware. As a result, people were searching for services and expertise outside of their community that were, unbeknownst to […] Read more

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WIMTACH gives Mama’s Life Products a boost with software development expertise

As a Technology Access Centre, WIMTACH is committed to providing opportunities for students and faculty to grow their networks and gain experiential learning by working on applied research projects in the digital health sector. And to strengthen those experiential learning opportunities, WIMTACH partners with SMEs that demonstrate a capacity to innovate as well as an […] Read more

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WIMTACH facilitates new business growth for Winters Instruments with mobile app development

For every company, it’s important to encourage innovation because it supports the alignment between services and changing industry advancements and standards. This keeps companies competitive. However, barriers exist to prevent businesses, especially SMEs, from growing, such as cost, time and lack of expertise. Larger businesses face a similar challenge, only their barriers function more as […] Read more

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WIMTACH brings Treasured Inc.’s storytelling to life with artificial intelligence expertise

Now more than ever, people have the opportunity to discover their family history. Popular direct-to-consumer genetics testing is a booming industry that is boosted by television shows, commercials, films and archives. However, there exists a gap in this market: once this familial information is acquired, there are few options to digitally preserve or continue exploring […] Read more

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WIMTACH empowers TNMG to build its future

For many small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), experiencing growth in products, sales, customers and/or brand loyalty can be exciting and challenging. On the one hand, growth creates opportunities and possibilities for partnerships, collaborations and innovation. On the other hand, growth can be challenging to maximize without the right resources. For Maryanne McMullen, it was the […] Read more

May, 13, 2020

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How one training opportunity led Canawho to partner with WIMTACH

Technology Access Centres have an exclusive advantage that can’t be found anywhere else: one-stop shop access to services. Canawho became part of WIMTACH’s network of clients when its founder, Pedro Correia, attended the Mobile App Clinic in March 2018, one of many WIMTACH trainings that details the ins and outs of incorporating mobile applications into […] Read more

Mar, 13, 2020

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