Three groups of University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) students and graduates are being recognized by Spark Innovation Centre for their innovative ideas and successful creation of new business enterprises in Durham Region. All groups are winners in the 2014 Ignite Competition, a contest designed by Spark Innovation Centre to support young entrepreneurs with the resources they need to accelerate their business plans into startup companies.
In the General Entrepreneur category, Ignite presented the $25,000 prize to Tiko 3D, a cutting-edge Oshawa-based company that has created an affordable and easy-to-use 3D printer. Tiko 3D is the creation of fourth-year UOIT Mechanical Engineering students Matt Gajkowski and Michael Zhang. Together, they hope to bring their amazing 3D printing technology into the hands of students and entrepreneurs, empowering them to develop the products and technologies of tomorrow.