BRILLIANT and UOIT SCORECARD - 2015
- $3 million: amount generated by Tiko 3D’s Kickstarter campaign. The UOIT engineering students behind Tiko 3D developed an affordable and easy to use 3D printer with the help of the Spark Centre.
- A UOIT First: Spencer Turbitt (UOIT Class of 2015) becomes the first UOIT student to appear on CBC-TV’s “Next Gen Den”. Spencer successfully pitches iApotheca Healthcare Inc., the pharmaceutical software start-up of which he is the CEO.
- $32,500: Investment by N1M, CFDC Northumberland in Coqui 3D, for its product SurgerySim VR, an augmented and virtual reality training solution for surgeons. Coqui 3D participated in the inaugural Brilliant Incubator.
- $25,000 X 2: Ignite 2014 winners both from UOIT: NationalProStaff and Tiko3D
- $5,000: Ignite 2015 winner of the student category: Durham Electro Optics, founder from UOIT.
- 295: enrollment in 2013/2014 in the university’s Game Development and Entrepreneurship program.
- 300: students enrolled in Brilliant Entrepreneurship events,workshops, and competitions during the academic year 2015-16
- 9: Firefly awards in 2015 which helped Brilliant Entrepreneurship startups ranging from aquaponics to a green engine system for cars and trucks, to 3D virtual training for surgeons
- Six: UOIT start-up businesses accepted to the 2015 Thrive Accelerator Program (Spark Innovation Centre).
- Three: UOIT winners of Spark Centre’s Ignite Durham Award (Fall 2014. Ignite is a contest that offers young entrepreneurs the resources they need to accelerate their business plans into start-up companies.
- One revolutionary smartwatch: Henlen Watches, a participant in the inaugural Brilliant Incubator, is selected by a panel of judges from the Spark Innovation Centre in Oshawa as the winning company in the 2015 Youth Accelerator Program. The Henlen is interchangeable smartwatch that allows users to insert a "smart" watch component into a range of watchband designs and styles.
- One affordable aquaponic system: The UOIT grads behind Turnkey Aquaponics Inc., a participant in the inaugural Brilliant Incubator, design, manufacture and install affordable and scalable turnkey aquaponics systems for rural and industrial applications.
Brilliant Entrepreneurship at UOIT is supported in part by FastStart and Incubate Innovate Network of Canada (I-INC). FastStart is a member of the Ontario Network of Excellence and is funded in part by the Ontario Centres of Excellence. I-INC is supported in part by the National Research Council Canada.