May 11, 2016 The University of Toronto Early-Stage Technology (UTEST) incubator, co-directed by U of T’s Innovations & Partnerships Office (IPO) and MaRS Innovation with financial support from the Connaught Fund, has announced five investments in start-up companies from Cohort 4.
The five companies and the diverse sectors they target are:
Ardra Bio, which ... Read more
April 25, 2016 As the one-year anniversary of the devastating 2015 Nepal earthquake approaches, a Toronto-based start-up is taking action to ensure future high-rise buildings are protected from earthquakes, hurricanes and other natural disasters.Kinetica, which grew out of the University of Toronto Civil Engineering Department, has developed a ground-breaking, earthquake and wind-resistant technology ... Read more
April 20, 2016 Still recovering from the fallout of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, Japan was hit with back to back earthquakes April 14 and 15, registering a 6.2 and 7 magnitude, respectively. The following day, a 7.8-magnitude quake hit Ecuador, and the death toll is now more than 500 people. These reminders ... Read more
April 17, 2016
At 24, Chakameh Shafii seemed to be doing everything right. She’d just graduated from a top university and landed a job at a Fortune 500 company. But something was amiss. “At work, I’d get these headaches and there was no one that could explain what that was,” said Shafii, who ... Read more
April 14, 2016 Two international collaborative research programs led by University of Toronto Engineering professors have received major grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.
The funding will help train a new generation of experts in leading edge technologies, from more efficient data transfers for cloud computing to new treatments for disease ... Read more
April 12, 2016 After living amid the Syrian refugee crisis in Turkey for a year after graduating from the University of Toronto,Nouhaila Chelkhaoui knew she wanted to help make a positive impact on the lives of newcomers.
Her return to Toronto gave her the opportunity to do just that, as she joined U of T ... Read more
April 11, 2016 Whether it’s your main education track or complementing a degree in another specified field, the tech learning found at Bitmaker acts like a professional springboard into the job market. Starting this week, we’re bringing our accelerated tech skills training to the biggest university campus in Canada – we’re excited to ... Read more
April 10, 2016 Does poverty hinder or encourage market creativity? That’s the question Laura Doering, an assistant professor at U of T’s Rotman School of Management, set out to answer when she traveled to Panama to interview poor entrepreneurs.
Doering’s research was recently written up in the Sunday New York Times and will soon be published in ... Read more
April 5, 2016 The University of Toronto and the Royal Bank of Canada today announced ONRamp, a major new initiative that will help support Canada’s innovative entrepreneurs.
Located in the Banting & Best Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (BBCIE), ONRamp will provide new collaborative workspaces for students, entrepreneurs and startup companies to support them ... Read more
April 1, 2016 Imagine you’re one of the 50,000 people in Ontario addicted to opioids. You have a panic attack in the middle of the night. You may live in a remote area with little access to counselling services — but even if you have regular access to a therapist, no one’s around ... Read more