October 30, 2017 The Impact Centre’s startup internship program provides undergraduate students an opportunity to learn in a unique entrepreneurial experiential learning environment. Students are paired with Toronto-bases startups and help these fast-moving companies with product development, marketing, business development, and more. Workshops and regular interviews ensures that students are utilizing their skills ... Read more
October 30, 2017 From using seal oil to treat nerve damage to a new tool to aid minimally invasive surgery, entrepreneurs from the University of Toronto and beyond tested out health-focused business ideas during the Health Innovation Hub’s (H2i) recent pitch competition.
Six startups presented their ideas before a panel of three judges at ... Read more
October 26, 2017
Growing up in a family of pharmacists, Amir Motahari spent enough time behind the counter to see the challenges of running an independent pharmacy. The SwiftPad app, co-founded with Victor Chen Li and Maxim Antipin, looks to remedy the industry’s pain points by offering a suite of tech tools they ... Read more
October 26, 2017 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reaffirmed his nerd-in-chief reputation and outlined his government’s vision to capitalize on Canada’s early lead in artificial intelligence, or AI, during an appearance at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.
Trudeau, a self-professed “geek,” was a special guest at the annual business of AI conference ... Read more
October 25, 2017 Artificial intelligence, or AI, is poised to unleash another technological revolution and businesses need to embrace the coming change or risk being left in its wake, according to a Globe and Mail op-ed co-written by Tiff Macklem, the dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.
The op-ed, written with McKinsey & Co. partners ... Read more
October 24, 2017 Markus Dubber’s first brush with artificial intelligence, or AI, occurred in an unlikely place: a performance of his daughter’s choir.
The director of the University of Toronto’s Centre for Ethics bumped into Ajay Agrawal, another proud parent who also happens to be a professor at U of T’s Rotman School of Management and ... Read more
October 23, 2017 A new mobile app for Rouge National Urban Park, developed by University of Toronto students, is like having a seasoned tour guide right in the palm of your hands.
“We wanted the app to be user-friendly and fun, one that highlights the amazing ecology and cultural history for people in real ... Read more
October 20, 2017 After more than three decades on the front lines of the tech revolution, Israel’s Mooly Eden can confidently predict two things about the future: The pace of technological change will continue to accelerate exponentially, and we’re not doing nearly enough to keep up.
Take, for example, the suddenly hot field of ... Read more
October 19, 2017 A new technology being developed to decrease hand tremors has won a national ideathon competition hosted by the AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence and HACKING HEALTH.
The device, which is patent pending, is a lightweight, compact and battery-free stabilizing glove. Steadiglove uses a “smart” fluid designed to provide resistance to ... Read more
October 18, 2017 Braze Mobility Inc. has launched an add-on system that can transform a regular wheelchair into a “smart” wheelchair able to help prevent collisions. The novel system uses sensors to detect obstacles and provides visual, audio or vibration feedback to drivers. It can be added to any powered or manual wheelchair.
“Rear ... Read more