• Great-West Life sponsors Creative Destruction Lab

    February 19, 2018 Great-West Life announced Feb. 15 that it will contribute $300,000 over three years to the Creative Destruction Lab – Toronto (CDL), which is located at the University of Toronto‘s Rotman School of Management. The lab works with technology startups with the potential to deliver improvements to economic productivity and human ... Read more
  • Great-West Life Contributes $300,000 to Toronto’s Creative Destruction Lab

    February 16, 2018 A massive Canadian insurer is investing money to help tech entrepreneurs reach their goals. Great-West Life has announced that they are contributing $300,000 over three years to the Toronto location of the Creative Destruction Lab. The lab is located at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and works like ... Read more
  • Great-West Life contributing $300,000 to support technology innovation and entrepreneurship

    February 15, 2018 Great-West Life announced today that it is contributing $300,000 over three years to the Creative Destruction Lab – Toronto to help technology entrepreneurs take their ideas from the drawing board to the marketplace. The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), located at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, works with technology ... Read more
  • Battle of Wits: Preventing Dementia

    February 15, 2018 With dementia affecting more than half a million Canadians, many of us have seen its impact firsthand in a parent, a relative or a friend. I definitely have – and wrote recently about my experience in this article. Thus, when I say it’s perfectly natural to feel bleak when someone ... Read more
  • U of T cancer-imaging startup raises funding for clinical trials

    February 13, 2018 A University of Toronto startup that uses nanotechnology to help surgeons identify and remove cancerous tumours has closed a $2.3 million round of financing – money that will be used to pay for a Phase 1 clinical trial. The seed funding for Nanovista, which has developed a nanoparticle imaging agent, is being ... Read more
  • ICUBE In The News: The Smart Cane Story

    February 13, 2018 Riya Karumanchi is making a meaningful impact on the visually impaired community through her high-tech assistive device, SmartCane. This integration of a typical walking cane with high-tech sensory adaptations including GPS navigation, light and wetness sensors, location tracking, panic buttons, and audio assistance. Riya explains, “the reason that we chose to ... Read more
  • 5 Canadian-Made Wearables That Give Athletes a Tech Advantage

    February 12, 2018 At the Winter Olympic Games, Canadian athletes have already started to reach the podium, and they are expected to break records and win golds many more times in the coming days (at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Canada finished with 10 gold medals, trailing only Russia and Norway). But while the Olympics ... Read more
  • National Bank Joins Forces With CDL-Montreal

    February 12, 2018 National Bank announced today that it is joining CDL-Montreal as a founding partner. In so doing, it joins forces with Bank of Montreal (BMO), Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and CDPQ, which have been supporting the CDL since autumn. This first world-class support program for startup companies in Montréal now ... Read more
  • How glasses developed at U of T are helping Canadian Olympians in South Korea sleep

    February 8, 2018 Canadian Olympians in South Korea have a secret weapon: special glasses meant to help them sleep and perform better. They were developed at the University of Toronto. U of T master’s student Amol Rao tells Stella Acquisto how they work. Read more
  • U of T startups take home prizes at health challenge event

    February 7, 2018 Braze Mobility uses sensors to help motorized wheelchair users avoid collisions with the obstacles that surround them. Now, with its latest product, Braze hopes to one day help eliminate the obstacles themselves. Pooja Viswanathan, a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Toronto and the CEO and co-founder of Braze, says she’s hoping ... Read more