December 5, 2017 While stalled free trade talks between Canada and China have made recent headlines, Toronto’s Impact Centre is working right now to strengthen business connections between the two countries.
The University of Toronto development hub for early-stage startups has partnered with Diantou.net, a leading Chinese investment platform, to launch and run a ... Read more
December 5, 2017 The University of Toronto’s Impact Centre is working with Diantou.net, a Chinese investment platform, to strengthen the connections between businesses in Canada and China.
Over the next five years, the Impact Centre and Diantou.net will establish and run a soft landing facility and program for innovative technology companies who are interested ... Read more
November 29, 2017 There are bound to be critics, but deep learning “godfather” and head Google researcher Geoffrey Hinton says his latest contribution to the artificial intelligence, or AI, field could be just as important as his earlier, pioneering work.
“History is going to repeat itself,” Hinton, who is also a University Professor Emeritus at the ... Read more
November 27, 2017 Tony Lacavera (CompE 9T7) has been at the forefront Canadian innovation and entrepreneurship since launching his first startup while still an undergraduate student in U of T Engineering.
Now, the 12-time entrepreneur and author doesn’t like the direction he sees our country heading — and he has some clear ideas of ... Read more
November 26, 2017 Grand Challenges Canada (GCC) has awarded two global health projects based at U of T with $200,000 to tackle problems such as food contamination and nutritional deficiency in developing countries.
GCC, supported by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada, announced $2 million of funding for the first 20 recipients ... Read more
November 24, 2017 When it comes to the heavily regulated medical space, Robert Brooks (MIE PhD 1T5) says entrepreneurs should steer clear of the launch-it-now-fix-it-later approach favoured by the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world.
“The Silicon Valley idea of ‘move fast and break things’ doesn’t work well in health care,” says the University of Toronto engineering alumnus and ... Read more
November 24, 2017 Tony Lacavera has been at the forefront Canadian innovation and entrepreneurship since launching his first startup while still an undergraduate student in computer engineering at the University of Toronto.
Now, the serial entrepreneur and author says he doesn’t like the direction in which the country is heading – and he has some ... Read more
November 23, 2017 Just like the purposeful gait of their child-sized robotic exoskeleton, the entrepreneurs behind University of Toronto startup Trexo Robotics are propelling their young business forward one step at at time.
Co-founders Manmeet Maggu and Rahul Udasi this week took first prize in a pitch competition organized by the philanthropic arm of ... Read more
November 23, 2017 The University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management is launching of a new initiative to spur innovation in the fintech space.
The Rotman Financial Innovation Hub in Advanced Analytics – or FinHub, if that’s a mouthful – will offer new classes, conduct research into the applications of technology like machine learning and blockchain ... Read more
November 23, 2017
Inspired by his grandmother and aunt’s struggles with tremors, Mark Elias co-founded Steadiwear with Emile Maamary to create a lightweight, battery-free stabilizing glove that used “smart” fluids to help people suffering from the affliction to navigate the day-to-day tasks that have become so challenging.
Hand tremors have a tendency to strip ... Read more