October 11, 2017 Professor Patrick Gunning, a medicinal chemist whose lab at the University of Toronto is revolutionizing how cancer-killing drugs are produced, has signed a $22-million investment deal for Janpix, an oncology-focused startup that he co-founded. The investment came from Medicxi, a European venture capital firm.
“We are absolutely delighted that Medicxi has ... Read more
October 10, 2017 The Creative Destruction Lab is Big Apple-bound.
The seed-stage startup accelerator affiliated with the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management said Tuesday it is partnering with New York University’s Stern School of Business to bring the concept to the United States.
The creation of CDL New York City comes on the ... Read more
October 10, 2017 Several University of Toronto researchers will take the stage this week, alongside leading technology thinkers, entrepreneurs and futurists at the first-ever SingularityU Canada Summit.
The two-day event, spawned by Silicon Valley’s Singularity University – a think tank, business incubator and education centre rolled into one – kicks off tomorrow at Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works ... Read more
October 5, 2017 If Toronto is successful in luring Amazon’s second North American headquarters – dubbed H2Q – one thing is certain: The city is going to feel the online retailing giant’s presence.
It’s estimated Seattle-based Amazon would, for example, require several million square feet of office space in the city.
Amazon has also said ... Read more
October 5, 2017 Toronto is home to an emerging hub in cyber-security, fed by its booming local tech scene, the proximity of Canada’s biggest banks and the ground-breaking research being done in fields like artificial intelligence, or AI, at the University of Toronto.
With traditional methods of fortifying online information proving to be ineffective, a ... Read more
October 4, 2017 Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei entered into a strategic research partnership with the University of Toronto more than a year ago, but it wasn’t until today that CEO Ren Zhengfei got to see first-hand how the mutually beneficial relationship has progressed.
Flanked by eight Huawei representatives from Canada and overseas, Ren spent the ... Read more
October 4, 2017 Two years after a U of T startup gained the global spotlight at the Hult Prize finals, the world’s most competitive social entrepreneurship competition, a Helsinki-based organization has named its early-childhood literacy aid to a list of 100 inspiring education innovations.
HundrED, a non-profit organization that focuses on improving K-12 education, ... Read more
October 3, 2017 More than 200 health researchers, students and industry professionals – many connected to the University of Toronto – gathered at JLABS @ Toronto Monday for an interdisciplinary networking event designed to spark innovation and entrepreneurship.
The event, dubbed Pillars of Health, was hosted by U of T’s Health Innovation Hub, or ... Read more