• Apple acquires InVisage, a nanoscale imaging tech startup

    November 9, 2017 Apple has acquired InVisage technologies, a startup that’s using nanotechnology to create more advanced imaging sensors. Although neither company has commented on the reports, the acquisition aligns with Apple’s increased interest in imaging technologies. Rumours of the undisclosed purchase first appeared last month. In a new report today, TechCrunch said it ... Read more
  • U of T researchers at Ontario Economic Summit to talk innovation, training students for ‘jobs of the future’

    November 9, 2017 The University of Toronto is taking centre stage at this year’s Ontario Economic Summit as government officials, business leaders and key influencers meet to discuss how to take advantage of new technologies and disruptive business models to promote the province’s growth. Organized by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the annual event ... Read more
  • U of T researcher to talk about AI opportunities – and designing household robots

    November 8, 2017 Sanja Fidler has a back-of-the-envelope way to track Toronto’s rapid emergence as a global centre for artificial intelligence, or AI: the number of machine learning graduate students who are jumping at offers to do their research at the University of Toronto. “You typically have some ratio of ‘accepts’ because there is MIT, Stanford and ... Read more
  • Fall 2017 ICUBE Teams Revealed

    November 3, 2017 This beautiful fall brought with it a rain of new ideas. After hard work of looking at many good ideas and identifying the people to which we can help the most, we are happy and proud to announce the opening of this period’s programs with an all time high of ... Read more
  • Making medicine, not money: How one U of T researcher’s startup is rethinking Big Pharma’s business model

    November 3, 2017 The latest medical innovation to spring from Aled Edwards’s University of Toronto lab isn’t a new protein structure or potential drug target – it’s a business model. Thanks to advances in genomics research, it’s rapidly becoming apparent many illnesses can be splintered into ever smaller categories of disease, each affecting a relatively ... Read more
  • How U of T’s ‘godfather’ of deep learning is reimagining AI

    November 2, 2017 Geoffrey Hinton may be the “godfather” of deep learning, a suddenly hot field of artificial intelligence, or AI – but that doesn’t mean he’s resting on his algorithms. Hinton, a University Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, recently released two new papers that promise to improve the way machines understand the world through images or ... Read more
  • Tech and the City hackathon in Mississauga sees digital solutions crafted

    October 30, 2017 A one-day hackathon held in Mississauga that encouraged teams to come up with innovative solutions to a variety of challenges has produced a trio of winners. The second annual Tech and the City event, held earlier in October, had teams of entrepreneurs, innovators, designers and programmers being presented with three different ... Read more
  • Five Ways the CCIE is Enabling Experiential Learning

    October 30, 2017 Engineers are the makers, innovators and entrepreneurs behind so many of the world’s newest technologies, such as smartphones, self-driving cars and virtual voice-activated assistants. The engineering educational environment is quickly evolving to mirror the fast pace and collaborative nature of the profession. The Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CEIE) is ... Read more
  • Startup Internships Connect Classroom Learning to Work Experience

    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
  • Medical startups compete for $15,000 in prizes at U of T accelerator’s pitch event

    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