July 28, 2015 The University of Toronto is set to cement its position as one of the world’s leading centres for the design and manufacture of cells, tissues and organs that can be used to treat degenerative disease, thanks to a $114-million grant from the federal government.
“Our government is investing in research and ... Read more
July 24, 2015
Few businesses survive with the mantra: “But we’ve always done it this way.”
In true entrepreneurial form, the Impact Centre—the University of Toronto’s oldest campus linked accelerator—has once again embraced the characteristics of disruptive thinking. After five years of their flagship Techno training program and the successful launch of 100 startups, ... Read more
July 22, 2015
Meet Deep Genomics, a privately-held company that seeks to harness the power of deep learning to transform medicine
It’s the first startup in the world to combine more than a decade of world-leading expertise in the fields of both deep learning and genome biology.
Its goal: to transform the way genetic diseases ... Read more
July 10, 2015 How can a Canadian digital health startup like iamsick.ca improve healthcare access for pregnant women living in rural parts of The Philippines?
“You begin by collaborating with another U of T startup… add some sweat and perseverance… along with financial support from Grand Challenges Canada… and soon, you’ll be improving lives beyond ... Read more
July 8, 2015 Onyx Motion is partnering with NBA shooting guard Ben Gordon in a bid to raise the calibre of digital basketball coaching offered by the company’s first-of-its-kind-tech, a smartwatch app that offers on-court skills guidance.
“We’re hoping to build a motion marketplace – a library of data, moves and audio tips from ... Read more
July 7, 2015 Aaron Persad was on a teleconference call June 28 with his employer, a company that does contract work for NASA, when he saw the news on his phone – it was about NASA, and it wasn’t good.
Persad, a post-doctoral fellow in U of T’s Thermal Dynamics and Kinetics Lab, learned ... Read more
July 3, 2015 It takes more than a great idea to launch a product. A new fellowship sponsored by the Health Innovation Hub (H2i) at the Faculty of Medicine is helping entrepreneurially minded students take their health-focused projects from ‘concept’ to ‘commercially viable’ prototype.
H2i is a health-centric business accelerator that’s part of a ... Read more
July 3, 2015 The problem with ‘green energy’ solutions is that some of them aren’t so much ‘green’ as they are ‘green-ish’ or ‘green-er’ than alternatives.
Take renewable natural gas. It’s seen as a clean and carbon-neutral alternative to fossil fuels. But as a form of energy rising from decomposing organic materials in landfills, ... Read more
June 29, 2015 When he first read about the University of Toronto’s Master of Science in Applied Computing (MScAC) program, aspiring tech entrepreneur Kiran Sachdev knew it was a perfect fit. “I had experience as an arts entrepreneur and was looking to shift into the tech startup world,” says the straight-A+ student who ... Read more
June 24, 2015 On June 24, U of T Engineering alumni, faculty, students and staff gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CEIE). Expected to open in 2017, the building will be the beginning of a new era for engineering research and education in the Faculty.