The 2017 Ontario Accessibility Innovation Showcase is an event highlighting innovative assistive technologies and devices through interactive exhibits, and was held concurrently with the Invictus Games.
The 2017 Accessibility Innovation Showcase was held at the Sheraton Hotel where 50 start-up ventures and small business brought their Assistive and Rehabilitative Technologies to display and promote. These entrepreneurs were also invited to meet with experts in technology transfer, business development and venture funding during the two day event.
The showcase profiles innovative accessibility technologies and assistive devices through interactive exhibits. Visitors experienced the latest technologies to help improve the lives of Ontarians with disabilities.
Motivational speakers, artists and athletes shared their experiences and demonstrated how technological advancements can improve the lives of people with disabilities.
An official event of the 2017 Invictus Games, the showcase brings together top innovators, investors, local and international dignitaries, government representatives and the public.
Ask the Expert / Investor Profiles
As a value-added benefit to Accessibility Innovation Showcase exhibitors, the Ask the Expert/Investor Program provided companies the opportunity to connect with experts on a broad range of topics to further business development.
Experts and investors were available to provide insight and advice in the areas of investing, entrepreneurship, marketing, support for innovation, and international trade. Joseph Lane was among 43 participants in the "Ask the Expert" sessions.
Mickey Milner; Minister Reza Moridi, Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science; Deputy Minister Giles Gherson, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth; Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.
Reza Moridi, Minister of Research, Innovation and Science and Dr. Morris Milner, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto.