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U of T startup Janpix receives $22 million in funding to advance cancer therapies

Professor Patrick Gunning, a medicinal chemist whose lab at the University of Toronto is revolutionizing how cancer-killing drugs are produced, has signed a $22-million investment deal for Janpix, an oncology-focused startup that he co-founded. The investment came from Medicxi, a European venture capital firm. “We are absolutely delighted that Medicxi has made this visionary investment … Read More

Creative Destruction Lab takes a bite out of the Big Apple

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U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab adds New York City to its growing accelerator network

The Creative Destruction Lab is Big Apple-bound. The seed-stage startup accelerator affiliated with the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management said Tuesday it is partnering with New York University’s Stern School of Business to bring the concept to the United States. The creation of CDL New York City comes on the heels of a … Read More

Singularity U summit another example of Toronto’s emerging innovation hub status

Several University of Toronto researchers will take the stage this week, alongside leading technology thinkers, entrepreneurs and futurists at the first-ever SingularityU Canada Summit. The two-day event, spawned by Silicon Valley’s Singularity University – a think tank, business incubator and education centre rolled into one – kicks off tomorrow at Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works and includes presentations on … Read More

As the world rushes to protect data, Toronto emerges as a cybersecurity hub

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Amazon HQ2 would ‘anchor’ Toronto-Waterloo tech corridor: U of T expert

If Toronto is successful in luring Amazon’s second North American headquarters – dubbed H2Q – one thing is certain: The city is going to feel the online retailing giant’s presence. It’s estimated Seattle-based Amazon would, for example, require several million square feet of office space in the city. Amazon has also said it’s prepared to … Read More

Toronto’s emergence as a cybersecurity hub fueled by proximity to AI research, big banks

Toronto is home to an emerging hub in cyber-security, fed by its booming local tech scene, the proximity of Canada’s biggest banks and the ground-breaking research being done in fields like artificial intelligence, or AI, at the University of Toronto. With traditional methods of fortifying online information proving to be ineffective, a growing number of firms … Read More

Huawei CEO visits U of T to explore ways to further strategic partnership

Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei entered into a strategic research partnership with the University of Toronto more than a year ago, but it wasn’t until today that CEO Ren Zhengfei got to see first-hand how the mutually beneficial relationship has progressed. Flanked by eight Huawei representatives from Canada and overseas, Ren spent the morning at U of … Read More

U of T startup’s Talking Stickers among Top 100 innovations in education

Two years after a U of T startup gained the global spotlight at the Hult Prize finals, the world’s most competitive social entrepreneurship competition, a Helsinki-based organization has named its early-childhood literacy aid to a list of 100 inspiring education innovations. HundrED, a non-profit organization that focuses on improving K-12 education, recognized Attollo’s Talking Stickers … Read More

U of T health accelerator H2i breaks down ‘walls’ with innovation-focused networking event

More than 200 health researchers, students and industry professionals – many connected to the University of Toronto – gathered at JLABS @ Toronto Monday for an interdisciplinary networking event designed to spark innovation and entrepreneurship. The event, dubbed Pillars of Health, was hosted by U of T’s Health Innovation Hub, or H2i, the Translational Research Program … Read More