We are finalists! NaTURAL Resources Canada - Crush It! Challenge

We are delighted to report that we are one of the six finalists in the Crush It! Competition organized by Natural Resources Canada as part of the Impact Canada Initiative. A total of 65 participants submitted ideas to this contest, 12 were selected as semi-finalists, and after an intense pitch presentation we did in Toronto this past March, we were informed that we got selected as the final six!

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How to (inevitably) innovate

So how do you come up with innovations? This is a common question we get when we explain to customers and stakeholders what we do. Yes, as an innovation consulting firm it is our job to identify opportunities for innovation for our clients, and while there is certainly a methodology to it, it is hardly something reserved for "innovative people", if such a thing exists.

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We are semi-finalists!: #DisruptMining Innovation Challenge by Goldcorp

Really glad to report that we are in the semi-finals of yet another open innovation contest: Disrupt Mining organized by Goldcorp and KPMG.

Goldcorp, in their own words: “Now in it’s third year, #DisruptMining aims to encourage new ideas, spawn new technologies, and generate new opportunities to tackle the mining industry’s most vexing challenges.”

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Oscar Malpica
Year in Review 2018

2018 was a coming of age year for us. We are proud of having assisted clients in a wide range of innovations that matter. Read on (or watch the video inside).

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Envisioning Labs wins Innovative Solutions Canada’s 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Challenge

We are delighted to announce that Envisioning Labs Inc. has been awarded a contract with the Government of Canada to develop an innovative solution for the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) as part of Innovative Solutions Canada’s 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Challenge.

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Envisioning Labs places 3rd at the "Livable Smart Cities" innovation challenge powered by Deutsche Telekom

With a proposal of building an AI city assistant, Envisioning Labs earned the third prize in this international innovation contest organized by HeroX and hosted by Bonn-based multinational Deutsche Telekom. It’s like Siri for the city of Bonn, we called ‘her’ BONN-ie :)

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BBC interviews Envisioning Labs' Chief Innovation Officer

Our very own Chief Innovation Officer, Cliff Edwards was interviewed by the BBC on his many award-winning proposals that have led to important breakthroughs in various open-source innovation platforms.

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Top 5 Finalist in the Small Business BC Awards 2018!

We are super excited to report that Envisioning Labs was nominated as a Finalist in the Small Business BC Awards 2018 in the category of Best Immigrant Entrepreneur! With over 650 companies from all over British Columbia competing this year, we are truly honoured to have made it to the final round.

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Innovation Training for International Entrepreneurs

We trained international, aspiring entrepreneurs from Latin America and Central Europe in innovation techniques and emerging technologies trends. This course was part of the Global Startup School of Tamwood College in Vancouver to build innovation capacity as a key skill in forming global entrepreneurs.

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Four Steps to Boosting Additive Manufacturing in Canada

Canada has a significant manufacturing presence in aerospace and automotive manufacturing, as well as strategic interest in industries such as defence, rail, marine, mining and energy. All these industries will be impacted by the disruptions that Additive Manufacturing (AM) brings and we should get ahead of the curve by investing more heavily in AM materials, equipment and industrial use case development innovations. 

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Immigration, Diversity & Innovation in Canada

For all the argument we are currently having regarding immigration throughout the world, when it comes down to innovation many governments are overlooking the huge opportunity that this flow of international talent brings. Innovation feeds off on diversity of thought, and shines when there are restrictive conditions that forces creativity. 

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First Attempt at Open Innovation

So we gave a shot to the Open Innovation thing...this is what happened, what we learned, what we didn't, and what we should have :) 

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What's this Envisioning thing?

And we are back! With a brand new image and streamlined suite of services :)

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