•’s Grand Challenge

    July 10, 2015 How can a Canadian digital health startup like improve healthcare access for pregnant women living in rural parts of The Philippines? “You begin by collaborating with another U of T startup… add some sweat and perseverance… along with financial support from Grand Challenges Canada… and soon, you’ll be improving lives beyond ... Read more
  • NBA’s Ben Gordon signs on to U of T wearable tech sports coaching startup, Onyx Motion

    July 8, 2015 Onyx Motion is partnering with NBA shooting guard Ben Gordon in a bid to raise the calibre of digital basketball coaching offered by the company’s first-of-its-kind-tech, a smartwatch app that offers on-court skills guidance. “We’re hoping to build a motion marketplace – a library of data, moves and audio tips from ... Read more
  • When the SpaceX rocket blew up his experiment, this U of T engineer saw it on Facebook

    July 7, 2015 Aaron Persad was on a teleconference call June 28 with his employer, a company that does contract work for NASA, when he saw the news on his phone – it was about NASA, and it wasn’t good. Persad, a post-doctoral fellow in U of T’s Thermal Dynamics and Kinetics Lab, learned ... Read more
  • Ideas to Impact

    July 3, 2015 It takes more than a great idea to launch a product. A new fellowship sponsored by the Health Innovation Hub (H2i) at the Faculty of Medicine is helping entrepreneurially minded students take their health-focused projects from ‘concept’ to ‘commercially viable’ prototype. H2i is a health-centric business accelerator that’s part of a ... Read more
  • Supergreen: turning renewable natural gas waste into fertilizer with U of T startup, CHAR Technologies

    July 3, 2015 The problem with ‘green energy’ solutions is that some of them aren’t so much ‘green’ as they are ‘green-ish’ or ‘green-er’ than alternatives. Take renewable natural gas. It’s seen as a clean and carbon-neutral alternative to fossil fuels. But as a form of energy rising from decomposing organic materials in landfills, ... Read more
  • Applied computing degree perfect fit for aspiring tech entrepreneur

    June 29, 2015 When he first read about the University of Toronto’s Master of Science in Applied Computing (MScAC) program, aspiring tech entrepreneur Kiran Sachdev knew it was a perfect fit. “I had experience as an arts entrepreneur and was looking to shift into the tech startup world,” says the straight-A+ student who ... Read more
  • University of Toronto breaks ground on new Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship

    June 24, 2015 On June 24, U of T Engineering alumni, faculty, students and staff gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CEIE). Expected to open in 2017, the building will be the beginning of a new era for engineering research and education in the Faculty. Read more
  • Singing sticker start-up aims to improve kid’s literacy in impoverished communities

    June 23, 2015 A child-friendly handheld device that makes inanimate objects talk and sing is part of a University of Toronto startup’s strategy to improve vocabulary and communication skills for young children in impoverished communities. “We wanted to create something that was play-based,” said U of T alumna Aisha Bukhari, a co-founder of Attollo ... Read more
  • Twitter buys Whetlab, artificial intelligence and machine learning startup

    June 18, 2015 Twitter has scooped up a machine-learning startup called Whetlab, launched by several alumni and a PhD student from the University of Toronto. Twitter announced the acquisition June 17, 2015. Read more
  • UTSC’s “The Hub” gives student apps a starting place

    June 9, 2015 Ever wish you could check your phone to see what events are going on around you? Ravi Ravindran has an app for that. Want a smart music player that is influenced by your environment and your friends? Kenneth Leung is part of a team working on it. Or what if ... Read more