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.
Episode 1: Growing Colour
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?