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  • Braze Mobility unveils obstacle-detection system for wheelchairs

    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
  • Cities battle to be home to Amazon’s second headquarters

    October 18, 2017 Right now, all across North America, dozens of cities are in the midst of a stiff competition. Only one will emerge triumphant and only then will its citizens be able to shout from their rooftops: “We’re number two, we’re number two!” The silver medal at stake here is not the honour ... Read more
  • For doctors, necessity really is the mother of invention

    October 17, 2017 While doing his residency in medical microbiology at University of Toronto, Dr. Paul Lem thought about how he could have an impact on more than just one patient at a time. “I saw a man from Northern Ontario. His chest X-ray looked like a snowstorm. He had end-stage tuberculosis that had ... Read more
  • Taking the first step

    October 15, 2017 Entrepreneurship has become so mainstream, universities and colleges offer entire programs devoted to teaching students what it takes to invent the next big thing, attract investors and take their service or product to market Amanda Hinsberger established Yellow Ribbon Company with her mom after taking a foundation course in entrepreneurship ... Read more
  • U of T researchers receive more than $100 million in new funding

    October 13, 2017 Mice and rats have long been unwitting test subjects for drug companies – even though their furry little bodies don’t mimic human physiology very well. But research by Milica Radisic, a professor in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, has helped open the door to a much ... Read more
  • Janpix Launches With $22 Million and Will be Helmed by Ex-Boehringer Ingelheim Exec

    October 12, 2017 Scientist-turned venture capitalist Roman Fleck is at the helm of startup Janpix Inc., a company developing selective, small molecule inhibitors of STAT proteins as a cancer treatment. Janpix, which will be based in Massachusetts, rolled out this morning with $22 million in funding backed by Medicxi, a GlaxoSmithKline – and Johnson ... Read more
  • U of T startup lands financing to grow its AI-powered legal research business

    October 12, 2017 Jimoh Ovbiagele says the story of ROSS Intelligence began in the hallways of the University of Toronto’s department of computer science. This week, ROSS added another chapter. The company, which uses artificial intelligence, or AI, to speed up legal research, said it raised US$8.7 million in new funding, led by iNovia Capital with ... Read more
  • ROSS Intelligence lands $8.7M Series A to speed up legal research with AI (republished from NewsCaf)

    October 11, 2017 Armed with an understanding of machine learning, ROSS Intelligence is going after LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters for ownership of legal research. The startup, founded in 2015 by Andrew Arruda, Jimoh Ovbiagele and Pargles Dall’Oglio at the University of Toronto, is announcing an $8.7 million Series A today led by iNovia Capital with participation from ... Read more
  • ROSS Intelligence lands $8.7M Series A to speed up legal research with AI

    October 11, 2017 Armed with an understanding of machine learning, ROSS Intelligence is going after LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters for ownership of legal research. The startup, founded in 2015 by Andrew Arruda, Jimoh Ovbiagele and Pargles Dall’Oglio at the University of Toronto, is announcing an $8.7 million Series A today led by  iNovia Capital with participation ... Read more
  • Innovation minister announces mining, advanced manufacturing as candidates for federal supercluster initiative

    October 11, 2017 Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains was in Toronto Wednesday to officially announce two more shortlisted candidates for the federal government’s $950-million supercluster program – one focused on advanced manufacturing in Ontario and another targeting the province’s mining sector. The announcement, made at the MaRS Discovery District, was the latest stop on Bains’s ... Read more