• 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
  • 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
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs combine artificial intelligence and medicine at U of T

    April 4, 2016 Imagine you’re one of the 50,000 people in Ontario addicted to opioids. You have a panic attack in the middle of the night. You may live in a remote area with little access to counselling services — but even if you have regular access to a therapist, no one’s around ... Read more