• 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
  • Why an earthquake may not have you fleeing your home in the future

    April 20, 2016 Still recovering from the fallout of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, Japan was hit with back to back earthquakes April 14 and 15, registering a 6.2 and 7 magnitude, respectively. The following day, a 7.8-magnitude quake hit Ecuador, and the death toll is now more than 500 people. These reminders ... Read more
  • New therapy app reduces barriers to mental health counselling

    April 17, 2016 At 24, Chakameh Shafii seemed to be doing everything right. She’d just graduated from a top university and landed a job at a Fortune 500 company. But something was amiss. “At work, I’d get these headaches and there was no one that could explain what that was,” said Shafii, who ... Read more
  • CREATE grants boost U of T Engineering research into optical technology and lab-grown human tissues

    April 14, 2016 Two international collaborative research programs led by University of Toronto Engineering professors have received major grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. The funding will help train a new generation of experts in leading edge technologies, from more efficient data transfers for cloud computing to new treatments for disease ... Read more
  • Refugee initiative from U of T startup helps newcomers navigate Canada’s health-care system

    April 12, 2016 After living amid the Syrian refugee crisis in Turkey for a year after graduating from the University of Toronto,Nouhaila Chelkhaoui knew she wanted to help make a positive impact on the lives of newcomers. Her return to Toronto gave her the opportunity to do just that, as she joined U of T ... Read more
  • Bitmaker @ U of T: new workshop series!

    April 11, 2016 Whether it’s your main education track or complementing a degree in another specified field, the tech learning found at Bitmaker acts like a professional springboard into the job market. Starting this week, we’re bringing our accelerated tech skills training to the biggest university campus in Canada – we’re excited to ... Read more
  • Poverty can both hinder and stimulate entrepreneurial creativity, says U of T prof

    April 10, 2016 Does poverty hinder or encourage market creativity? That’s the question Laura Doering, an assistant professor at U of T’s Rotman School of Management, set out to answer when she traveled to Panama to interview poor entrepreneurs. Doering’s research was recently written up in the Sunday New York Times and will soon be published in ... Read more
  • University of Toronto and RBC create startup accelerator for young innovators

    April 5, 2016 The University of Toronto and the Royal Bank of Canada today announced ONRamp, a major new initiative that will help support Canada’s innovative entrepreneurs. Located in the Banting & Best Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (BBCIE), ONRamp will provide new collaborative workspaces for students, entrepreneurs and startup companies to support them ... Read more