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  • Canadian startup looks to reinvent lightbulb with colour-changing panels

    October 6, 2016 A Toronto-based clean-tech startup is redefining the lightbulb with wall-mounted, colour-changing LED panels you can control with your smartphone. It’s called the Nanoleaf Aurora, and it looks like the sort of thing you’d find pulsing on the wall of a nightclub — or a space station. “The way that we ... Read more
  • Creative Destruction Lab expands to the West Coast

    September 29, 2016 The Creative Destruction Lab, considered the world’s premier seed-stage program for massively scalable, science-based companies, has announced an expansion of its program from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management to the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. Called Creative Destruction Lab-West (CDL-West), the new accelerator will use ... Read more
  • Angel Lab: Latest accelerator at U of T launches at St. Mike’s

    September 23, 2016 A new U of T initiative – Angel Lab – aims to help student startups with a focus on social justice. The University of St. Michael’s College launched Angel Lab this month with an event held at Brennan Hall. St. Mike’s hopes the initiative will help students create new startups with a focus matching the college’s vision. “It ... Read more
  • Toronto startup’s hyperloop technology makes a splash at Berlin trade show

    September 21, 2016 If the hyperloop technology on display at this year’s InnoTrans, the rail industry’s Berlin-based biennial trade show, includes a bit more Canada than expected, there’s a reason for that. TransPod, a Toronto-based startup that was initially formed to meet Elon Musk’s model hyperloop challenge, but has since moved onto the larger ... Read more
  • Three startups to watch from Demo Day at U of T Engineering’s Entrepreneurship Hatchery

    September 13, 2016 A robotic exoskeleton for children with physical disabilities; an electronic “smart skin” that helps surgeons avoid errors; a system for earlier cancer detection — these are just a few of the U of T Engineering innovations featured at last Thursday’s Hatchery Demo Day. A total of 14 student teams pitched their business ... Read more
  • RBC now accepting applications for Innovation Post-Doctoral and Graduate Fellowships

    August 29, 2016 The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Innovation Post-Doctoral & Graduate Fellowships at The University of Toronto will support research and innovation at the University of Toronto. The RBC Innovation Fellowship program will recognize emerging leaders who are establishing a record of research, scholarship and impact, and exhibit the potential to make ... Read more
  • #Rio2016: Olympic boxers strike hard with the help of U of T Engineering alumnus

    August 8, 2016 The Canadian and American Olympic boxing teams competing in Rio de Janeiro may just have the upper hand – thanks to a wearable technology innovation from a U of T Engineering alumnus. Both teams have been training using a wrist-mounted sensor that tracks each punch, measuring both speed and intensity. The device was ... Read more
  • U of T alumni develop app to connect researchers with volunteer subjects

    July 25, 2016 A new app developed by University of Toronto alumni aims to solve a perennial problem in scientific research — recruiting and retaining participants for clinical studies and trials. Anthony Nazarov and Maroof Moral, both Bachelor of Science graduates from University of Toronto Mississauga, along with McMaster University alumna Erica Tatham, hope to transform the way ... Read more
  • Canadian Olympians get green protection against Brazilian mosquitos

    July 21, 2016 With the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro only weeks away, many athletes – including Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic – have pulled out of the Games, citing fears of contracting the mosquito-borne Zika virus. But U of T graduates Morgan and Jackson Wyatt, two brothers from Brockville, Ontario, are ... Read more
  • U of T and GTA ‘Makers’ show off their creations during weekend-long extravaganza

    July 13, 2016 Technology and creativity collided this past weekend at Toronto’s Maker Festival, a celebration of the city’s entrepreneurs, engineers, artists and hackers. The fourth annual event featured more than 100 maker displays including 3D printers, digitally printed textiles, lasers, x-ray art and robots. The two-day extravaganza attracted more than 12,000 curious attendees ... Read more