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  • What young innovators can learn from Elon Musk: Don Pittis

    October 11, 2016 By some measures, Elon Musk has never invented anything. And yet the president of Tesla and SpaceX has inspired a young generation of business and engineering students smitten by his glamorous profile and apparent success. The question is whether students captivated by the larger-than-life entrepreneur’s projects can learn from Musk’s method of turning wild ideas into businesses, thereby helping ... Read more
  • Transforming popsicles one Happy Pop at a time

    October 11, 2016 We all scream for ice cream, but why not popsicles? Leila Keshavjee wants to change your popsicle perception from a sugary artificially flavoured summer treat into a healthy year-round snack. With her company Happy Pops, a passion for customer service, new exciting flavours and a family background in the food ... Read more
  • Canadian startup looks to reinvent lightbulb with colour-changing panels

    October 6, 2016 A Toronto-based clean-tech startup is redefining the lightbulb with wall-mounted, colour-changing LED panels you can control with your smartphone. It’s called the Nanoleaf Aurora, and it looks like the sort of thing you’d find pulsing on the wall of a nightclub — or a space station. “The way that we ... Read more
  • Creative Destruction Lab expands to the West Coast

    September 29, 2016 The Creative Destruction Lab, considered the world’s premier seed-stage program for massively scalable, science-based companies, has announced an expansion of its program from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management to the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. Called Creative Destruction Lab-West (CDL-West), the new accelerator will use ... Read more
  • Angel Lab: Latest accelerator at U of T launches at St. Mike’s

    September 23, 2016 A new U of T initiative – Angel Lab – aims to help student startups with a focus on social justice. The University of St. Michael’s College launched Angel Lab this month with an event held at Brennan Hall. St. Mike’s hopes the initiative will help students create new startups with a focus matching the college’s vision. “It ... Read more
  • Toronto startup’s hyperloop technology makes a splash at Berlin trade show

    September 21, 2016 If the hyperloop technology on display at this year’s InnoTrans, the rail industry’s Berlin-based biennial trade show, includes a bit more Canada than expected, there’s a reason for that. TransPod, a Toronto-based startup that was initially formed to meet Elon Musk’s model hyperloop challenge, but has since moved onto the larger ... Read more
  • Three startups to watch from Demo Day at U of T Engineering’s Entrepreneurship Hatchery

    September 13, 2016 A robotic exoskeleton for children with physical disabilities; an electronic “smart skin” that helps surgeons avoid errors; a system for earlier cancer detection — these are just a few of the U of T Engineering innovations featured at last Thursday’s Hatchery Demo Day. A total of 14 student teams pitched their business ... Read more
  • RBC now accepting applications for Innovation Post-Doctoral and Graduate Fellowships

    August 29, 2016 The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Innovation Post-Doctoral & Graduate Fellowships at The University of Toronto will support research and innovation at the University of Toronto. The RBC Innovation Fellowship program will recognize emerging leaders who are establishing a record of research, scholarship and impact, and exhibit the potential to make ... Read more
  • #Rio2016: Olympic boxers strike hard with the help of U of T Engineering alumnus

    August 8, 2016 The Canadian and American Olympic boxing teams competing in Rio de Janeiro may just have the upper hand – thanks to a wearable technology innovation from a U of T Engineering alumnus. Both teams have been training using a wrist-mounted sensor that tracks each punch, measuring both speed and intensity. The device was ... Read more
  • U of T alumni develop app to connect researchers with volunteer subjects

    July 25, 2016 A new app developed by University of Toronto alumni aims to solve a perennial problem in scientific research — recruiting and retaining participants for clinical studies and trials. Anthony Nazarov and Maroof Moral, both Bachelor of Science graduates from University of Toronto Mississauga, along with McMaster University alumna Erica Tatham, hope to transform the way ... Read more