Mitacs has stories to tell.
That’s why we’re launching The Edge, a new podcast by Mitacs.
At Mitacs, we are at the crossroads of innovation in Canada. Every year, we connect with hundreds of companies and thousands of researchers to make innovation happen. This gives us quite a view: we get to see what the brightest minds are coming up with all over the country.
From this unique vantage point, The Edge brings you insights and thought leadership on what’s happening next across the continuum of innovation: Robotics, artificial intelligence, fashion, athletics, conservationism, and more – you'll find it all on The Edge.
Join Kate Kenyon as she explores the Canadian innovation ecosystem and discovers the cutting-edge research and ideas that are transforming our world.
Have an idea for a future episode of The Edge? Get in touch with Katharine O’Brien.
The fashion industry is responsible for one fifth of global water pollution. It’s all down to the petroleum-based dyes used to colour our clothing: they are synthetic, toxic to the environment, and sullying water systems across the world. But what if there were another way to dye our clothes? What if we could ‘grow’ colour?
In this inaugural episode of The Edge, Kate Kenyon speaks to Iris Redinger, winner of the 2022 Mitacs Environmental Entrepreneur Award and founder of green-tech start-up Material Futures, about her company’s bright idea to produce colour naturally using microorganisms.
Kate also speaks to Leah Barrett, Professor at George Brown College, Beth Mason, CEO of the Verschuren Centre, and Ashley Hannon, Mitacs Senior Advisor, to understand the bigger picture.
Listen to Episode 1 - Growing Colour