• Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) Partners in Peel collaborates to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship.

    May 18, 2016 Entrepreneurs from the GTA and beyond met at the Innovation Complex at the University of Toronto Mississauga as The Unlock Your Big Idea Pitch Competition took place on Thursday, May 5, 2016. Fourteen finalists, including three from ICUBE UTM were chosen from over 160 applications to pitch their innovative ideas ... Read more
  • Printem revolutionizes the printed circuit board

    May 18, 2016 From alarm clocks, to smartphones, to complex satellites: Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) lie at the core of all electronic devices. While crucial to electronics, PCBs are expensive, time-consuming and require the use of specialized equipment. That’s no longer the case thanks to the University of Toronto startup Printem. With just two ... Read more
  • Could C-M-P-F make diabetes G-O-N-E?

    May 18, 2016 With more than 420 million people globally diagnosed with diabetes and rising, the demand has never been greater to predict, prevent and better treat this chronic disease. Tracking – and blocking – an obscure, naturally occurring substance known as CMPF from creating havoc on pancreatic beta cells could be the key. Already, ... Read more
  • Here comes the sun for Phantin

    May 18, 2016 By 2017, it’s estimated Canada will have enough working solar panels to fill 55,000 football fields and generate 6GW of electricity each year. Across the globe, vast fields of solar panels are growing China’s solar market by more than 10 GW of power every year. Enter Cheng Lu, the brains behind Phantin, ... Read more
  • DeepBind crunches data to find patterns behind origins of disease

    May 18, 2016 The origin story of DeepBind begins like so many inventions: with a question and then a leap. Co-creators Babak Alipanahi and Andrew Delong were chewing the fat and wondering why no one had thought to marry deep machine learning with computational biology to figure out why some mutations lead to disease and why others don’t. “We ... Read more
  • They started here: U of T recognizes top inventions

    May 18, 2016 Some of the most inventive minds at the University of Toronto are stepping into the limelight. This year, the U of T Celebrates Innovation event recognized four ground-breaking inventions – created here on our campuses – that have the potential for global impact and commercial appeal in medicine, electronics and energy production. The event on May ... Read more
  • Is it the truth or a lie? Kang Lee’s new technology could help you decide

    May 17, 2016 Imagine you could tell if students in your classroom were stressed, bored, or having trouble with your lesson? Or how about, if your date really likes you? Kang Lee, a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education’s Jackman Institute of Child Study, has developed a new technology that can answer these ... Read more
  • JLABS gives U of T startups a place to call home

    May 11, 2016 Up until today, Nanovista existed only in the virtual world. Meetings involving the startup’s three co-founders took place in the Mercatto coffee shop downstairs in the MaRs Discovery District, while research was conducted in labs and operating rooms around downtown Toronto. Read more
  • UTEST program announces investments in five U of T start-ups

    May 11, 2016 The University of Toronto Early-Stage Technology (UTEST) incubator, co-directed by U of T’s Innovations & Partnerships Office (IPO) and MaRS Innovation with financial support from the Connaught Fund, has announced five investments in start-up companies from Cohort 4. The five companies and the diverse sectors they target are: Ardra Bio, which ... Read more
  • Remembering Nepal One Year Later: Toronto Start-up Reaches New Heights in Protecting Buildings from Natural Disasters

    April 25, 2016 As the one-year anniversary of the devastating 2015 Nepal earthquake approaches, a Toronto-based start-up is taking action to ensure future high-rise buildings are protected from earthquakes, hurricanes and other natural disasters.Kinetica, which grew out of the University of Toronto Civil Engineering Department, has developed a ground-breaking, earthquake and wind-resistant technology ... Read more