“The early decades of the 21st Century will be marked by the increased scientific and technological convergence of three fundamental drivers – biotechnology, advanced information technology and nanotechnology […]. These converging technologies have the promise to achieve tremendous improvements in human capital, innovation, economic performance, and the quality of life.” – OECD
MaRS Discovery District is a not-for-profit corporation founded by leaders from the business and public sectors to improve commercial outcomes from Canada’s foundation of science, technology and social innovation. MaRS works closely with entrepreneurs to grow and scale their ventures into global market leaders – in life sciences and health care, information, communications and digital media technologies, cleantech, advanced materials and energy, as well as innovative social purpose businesses.
MaRS provides business advice and mentorship, market intelligence, entrepreneurship education, seed capital and access to critical talent, customer and partner networks.
The MaRS Centre, located in Toronto’s Discovery District, opened in May 2005, and is home to a range of tenants across the innovation spectrum. On-site is the MaRS Incubator, a state-of-the-art incubation facility for young companies as well as the MaRS Collaboration Centre, a full service high-tech conference facility for a range of high quality events.