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December 06, 2018

IMMI takes home the NEIA's Cleantech Innovation Award

Cleantech Innovation Award

This award, open to business and academia, recognizes clean technology innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador. Innovations can be recognized at any stage of development – from research and development, to commercialization, to refinement – of products, services, or processes that can mitigate effects to, protect, or enhance the environment. The award is judged according to the uniqueness of the innovation, the potential for positive environmental impact, and the potential for commercial application.

November 11, 2018

IMMI at the StartUp Weekend

Stefana of IMMI was on the judging panel at the StartUp Weekend-Ocean Innovation, where teams pitched an idea that would solve social, educational, financial or environmental problems.

October 04, 2018

IMMI goes through the Competitive Intelligence Workshop

A workshop series delivered by world-renowned competitive intelligence expert, Jonathan Calof to learn how competitive intelligence applies to a business and help one make decisions to drive it forward.

September 29, 2018

IMMI at the MUN-Open House at the Signal Hill Campus

IMMI joined a suite of start ups from Enterprise-Genesis in displaying their products and solutions during the official opening of the Memorial University Signal Hill Campus.

September 26, 2018

Accepted into CDL-Atlantic at Dalhousie's Rowe School of Business

The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is a program that offers coaching from a group of entrepreneurs who have founded, led, and exited significant technology and science based companies, hands-on support from MBA students and opportunities to receive significant investment.

June 20, 2018

First trade show for IMMI

We thank NEIA for the opportunity to present our AqMIP products at NEIA's Offshore Cleantech Pavilion at Atlantic Canada Petroleum Show.

May 16, 2018

Ali Modir, featured speaker on the "From Student to Entrepreneur: How I started an Ocean Tech Business" panel

IMMI's Ali, was an invited guest on the discussion panel for the event "From Student to Entrepreneur: How I started an Ocean Tech Business", organized by MCE (Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship) and Oceans' Advance during Innovation Week

May 14, 2018

IMMI's opening address at the Innovation Week Launch Event

IMMI's Stefana talked at the Innovation Week Launch event organized by NATI and Genesis Centre. Stefana presented the AqMIP product to David Lametti, the parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

April 16, 2018

Acceptance into The Grow Export Program

Intelligent Materials was accepted into The Grow Export program, an Atlantic Canadian initiative designed to assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to become export ready. The program is an initiative of the Government of Canada and the four Atlantic Provinces in partnership with the Nova Scotia Association of Community Business Development Corporations and Kisserup International Trade Roots Inc.

March 12, 2018

Acceptance into Genesis Enterprise Program

The Enterprise program at Genesis Centre is a program to help entrepreneurs commercialize their ideas. This program offers a working space alongside other entrepreneurs, an in-house support team and access to marketing, finance, industry mentors and management resources.

January 27, 2018

Funding through The Big Raise: All in for Women

The Big Raise Poker Tournament was an exclusive Charity event founded by Craig Rowe and Craig Tucker as a way to combine the social aspect of poker with a passion of giving back to the community.

The Big Raise for women was a special edition, an event for women tech entrepreneurs by women business leaders. The funds raised during the evening of January 27th went towards supporting six female-led technology companies in the province. IMMI was one of the six selected companies.

January 05, 2018

Funding through NRC Industrial Outreach for co-op student

Through the Green Youth Program at NRC (National Research Council) and Industrial Outreach at the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), a co-op student was hired over the duration of two semesters to assist IMMI to a total of $12,125.

October 12, 2017

Invited Speaker at Newleef Conference

Stefana talked about the Intelligent Materials' cleantech technology at NEIA's Annual Green Economy Conference

August 31, 2017

Featured on the Springboard Atlantic website

Springboard Atlantic features a summary of the MUN Gazette article published on August 29, 2017.

August 29, 2017

Featured in the MUN Gazette

Stefana talked about Intelligent Materials and the journey to becoming an entrepreneur in the August Issue of the MUN Gazette.

July 01, 2017

Featured in the JAWWA

Stefana talked about her experience as a Young Professional, winner of the Poster Competition at the 2016 Annual Conference and Exhibition of the American Water Works Association, (ACE2016 AWWA) in Chicago and highlighted the role her participation to this conference had in pursuing commercialization of the MIPaq through Intelligent Materials.

May 08, 2017

Speaker at NEIA's Innovation Connector

Stefana talked at NEIA's Innovation Connector about the technology available at Intelligent Materials. The NEIA Innovation Connector was scheduled on the first day of the Innovation Week and brought together researchers and companies from Newfoundland and Labrador to talk about the clean technology development and needs in the province relating to ocean industries, waste, water and energy.

April 28, 2017

First place at the Genesis Centre Pitch Competition

Intelligent Materials won first place at the Pitch & Pick competition, the culmination of the Genesis Centre's Evolution program.

Intelligent Materials competed against five other companies selected from three cohorts of start-ups enrolled in the Fall and Winter Evolution programs offered at Memorial University and the College of the North Atlantic.

April 01, 2017

ACOA-AIF Award Funding

Funding of $936,000 for product development and commercialization of the MIP technology was granted through ACOA-AIF (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency-Atlantic Innovation Fund) project "MIP-Based System for Water Quality Monitoring". The project will be carried out at Memorial University from April 1st, 2017 until March 31st, 2019 by a team of researchers composed of Professor Christina Bottaro (Lead), Proffesor Kelly Hawboldt, Assisstant Proffesor Carlos Bazan and Dr. Stefana Egli.

IMMI is the commercialization partner and directly and actively participates and benefits from these project.

January 04, 2017

Enrollment in the MoTR program

Intelligent Materials was selected to attend the MoTR (MaRS on the Rock) program offered through a collaboration between Genesis Centre and the largest innovation hub in Canada, MaRS.

This program consisted of fourteen in person workshops presented by successful entrepreneurs from MaRS and included training on business model design, financing, and entrepreneurial leadership.

January 01, 2017

InnovateNL Award Funding

Dr. Stefana Egli and Professor Christina Bottaro were granted $248,000 through the provincial InnovateNL ArcticTECH program for recent graduates to carry out technological and market validation of a MIP sensor for detection and tracking of oil in arctic climates. The project will be carried out at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

October 01, 2016

Enrollment in the Entrepreneurship Training Program

Over a period of 16 weeks, Stefana attended a series of interactive presentations and workshops delivered by award-winning entrepreneurs and faculty to learn the core skills needed to become an entrepreneur.

October 01, 2016

Graduated from Evolution, the Genesis business accelerator program

Stefana participated in an 8-week intensive workshop for early stage start-ups to  identify the markets and validate the business idea. 

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