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Wearable assistive technology will hit the runway at Invictus showcase

Electronic glasses for the visually impaired — including people who haven’t been able to see their entire lives — will be among the 48 exhibits at this week’s Accessibility Innovation Showcase, an official event of the 2017 Invictus Games. The free, two-day showcase begins Monday and will feature new tech designed for people living with … Read More

U of T plays prominent role in what magazine dubs Toronto ‘tech revolution’

The latest issue of Toronto Life magazine dubbed Canada’s largest city “the new Silicon Valley” – and the University of Toronto is playing a key role. The magazine highlights several U of T researchers who have helped fuel Toronto’s tech revolution. They include: ●  U of T Associate Professor Raquel Urtasun, an expert in computer vision and machine … Read More

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ONRamp launches at University of Toronto to support student entrepreneurs

The University of Toronto and RBC officially launched ONRamp, a 15,000 square foot space dedicated to supporting student entrepreneurs. Located in the university’s Banting Institute, ONRamp promises to connect entrepreneurs across the university’s several entrepreneurship hubs, and provide access to boardrooms and makerspaces. The RBC Innovation Hub is also housed within ONRamp. ONRamp’s free coworking … Read More

U of T’s ONRamp aims to give Ontario startups a leg up

The image of a tech company starting out in the family garage or basement is often truer than most people think. Finding a suitable and affordable office where a startup’s officials can meet potential investors or customers is a common challenge for cash-strapped entrepreneurs. Startups in Ontario could have this problem licked soon. On Wednesday, … Read More

U of T attracts Fujitsu Laboratories R&D centre to Toronto

Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. is setting up a new research and development centre in Toronto to create the next breakthroughs in quantum-inspired computing as part of a new partnership with the University of Toronto. “In partnering with the University of Toronto, you have come to the right place,” U of T President Meric Gertler told a … Read More

U of T launches new startup space in the heart of Toronto’s Discovery District

With the official launch of a new co-working space for startups, the University of Toronto and its partners are taking another bold step toward establishing Toronto as a nexus of innovation in Canada. More than 200 people packed U of T Entrepreneurship’s new ONRamp facility today for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 15,000-square-foot space. … Read More

Entrepreneur or employee? Experts at U of T event to offer guidance to those contemplating a startup

Thinking of launching a startup? Building a business and shaping your own destiny can be incredibly rewarding – but being an entrepreneur may not suit everyone. Nat Korol, a founding partner of a digital experience firm Hyphen Co., is among those with experience on both sides of the fence. Before striking out on her own, … Read More

Turning food waste into renewable bioplastics: The winners of U of T’s Hatchery Demo Day entrepreneurship competition

Twelve startups founded by engineering students pitched their visions to a room of judges, investors and faculty members at the fifth annual Hatchery Demo Day, held earlier this month at University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. “Five years after we founded the Hatchery, the spirit of entrepreneurship continues to be the engine … Read More

A space for startups: U of T’s ONRamp to connect Ontario entrepreneurs

One of the biggest challenges Albert Tai faced when launching a startup was finding the space to do it. The co-founder of Hypercare, a communication and collaboration app for doctors, recalls bouncing from classroom to coffee shop at the University of Toronto as he and his team looked for places to hold meetings and work … Read More