May 17, 2017 Watching an elderly loved one struggle with a disability is never easy. But while most of us simply grimace and soldier on, Mark Elias decided to do something about it. The co-founder of Steadiwear, a University of Toronto startup, developed a specially designed glove that stabilizes the hands of patients with ... Read more
May 16, 2017 Some of the world’s biggest companies, from banks to carmakers, are poised to have their businesses transformed by new computing technologies – many of which are being developed at the University of Toronto.
John Ruffolo, the CEO of OMERS Ventures, delivered the message to a packed room at the Department of Computer ... Read more
May 15, 2017 Building drones to locate the nests of four different types of geese in the Canadian wilderness – that’s what a U of T engineering team had to do to take first place at the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Student Competition, organized by Unmanned Systems Canada.
The University of Toronto Aerospace Team’s (UTAT) UAV Division designed ... Read more
May 11, 2017 Fresh off closing a $300 million venture fund with a buy-in from some of Canada’s biggest banks and financial institutions, John Ruffolo will be at the University of Toronto on Friday to talk about how developments in artificial intelligence, fintech and machine learning are rapidly disrupting traditional industries.
Ruffolo is the ... Read more
May 10, 2017 Shawn Glinter, the CEO of Nashville-based Pendant Biosciences, was born in Winnipeg and played hockey in college.
But it took a leading University of Toronto researcher – and last year’s launch of life sciences incubator JLABS @ Toronto – to rekindle his interest in Canada.
Though Pendant originally licensed its polymer-based drug delivery ... Read more
May 9, 2017 Choosing co-founders to start a venture is one of the most important decisions an entrepreneur has to make. It’s common to see a founding team with two or three members, but at Therapia, an on-demand physiotherapy platform, we have chosen a team of six co-founders, all of whom have different ... Read more
May 5, 2017 The molecules he works with may be small, but Professor Paul Santerre is using them to solve some of the world’s biggest and most pressing medical challenges.
One of Santerre’s most successful inventions is Endexo™, a surface-modifying material that can be applied to medical tubing to prevent blood from sticking and clotting, one of ... Read more
May 3, 2017 U of T researchers have developed a deep learning algorithm that can track proteins to help reveal what makes cells healthy and what goes wrong in disease.
From self-driving cars to computers that can diagnose cancer, artificial intelligence (AI) is shaping the world in ways that are hard to predict, but for ... Read more
May 3, 2017 Genetic mutations are the cause of countless diseases and disorders, from cancer to autism to cystic fibrosis.
Now, startup company Deep Genomics is applying decades of research into machine learning and genomic science to develop genetic medicines – accelerating treatments that address the root causes of these conditions.
“If you have smoke billowing ... Read more
May 2, 2017 When Gimmy Chu co-founded smart lighting company Nanoleaf back in 2012, he initially conceived of the firm as one focused exclusively on technology development.
But he soon realized that he was actually in the business of selling consumer products: Nanoleaf’s debut offering was a dodecahedron-shaped LED bulb that was as stylish, as it was energy efficient.
The problem? ... Read more