Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners (TIAP) is a member-driven not-for-profit organization which was created in 2008 (at that time under the name “MaRS Innovation”) by 13 of Toronto’s top universities, institutions and research institutes, plus the MaRS Discovery District as host organization. Our mandate is to bring the members’ most promising research breakthroughs to market. In addition to member support, early funding came from the Federal Government through the Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research program.
Our portfolio is built upon a pipeline of health science discoveries from researchers within our member institutions. TIAP works with inventors to explore options to advance their highest potential innovations. This is accomplished through our suite of programs and funding mechanisms.