• IC-IMPACTS Summer Institute: not your usual summer camp

    August 4, 2015 Indian and Canadian grad students explore entrepreneurship, technology at U of T. When people think of summer camp, they tend to think of children paddling canoes, playing soccer or learning arts and crafts. But the 47 graduate students from India and Canada who attended the IC-IMPACTS Summer Institute earlier this summer ... Read more
  • U of T to transform regenerative medicine thanks to historic $114-million federal grant

    July 28, 2015 The University of Toronto is set to cement its position as one of the world’s leading centres for the design and manufacture of cells, tissues and organs that can be used to treat degenerative disease, thanks to a $114-million grant from the federal government. “Our government is investing in research and ... Read more
  • The final pitch: Impact Centre closes the chapter on its flagship Techno program

    July 24, 2015 Few businesses survive with the mantra: “But we’ve always done it this way.” In true entrepreneurial form, the Impact Centre—the University of Toronto’s oldest campus linked accelerator—has once again embraced the characteristics of disruptive thinking. After five years of their flagship Techno training program and the successful launch of 100 startups, ... Read more
  • This startup combines genomics with one of technology’s hottest fields: deep learning

    July 22, 2015 Meet Deep Genomics, a privately-held company that seeks to harness the power of deep learning to transform medicine It’s the first startup in the world to combine more than a decade of world-leading expertise in the fields of both deep learning and genome biology. Its goal: to transform the way genetic diseases ... Read more
  •’s Grand Challenge

    July 10, 2015 How can a Canadian digital health startup like improve healthcare access for pregnant women living in rural parts of The Philippines? “You begin by collaborating with another U of T startup… add some sweat and perseverance… along with financial support from Grand Challenges Canada… and soon, you’ll be improving lives beyond ... Read more
  • NBA’s Ben Gordon signs on to U of T wearable tech sports coaching startup, Onyx Motion

    July 8, 2015 Onyx Motion is partnering with NBA shooting guard Ben Gordon in a bid to raise the calibre of digital basketball coaching offered by the company’s first-of-its-kind-tech, a smartwatch app that offers on-court skills guidance. “We’re hoping to build a motion marketplace – a library of data, moves and audio tips from ... Read more
  • When the SpaceX rocket blew up his experiment, this U of T engineer saw it on Facebook

    July 7, 2015 Aaron Persad was on a teleconference call June 28 with his employer, a company that does contract work for NASA, when he saw the news on his phone – it was about NASA, and it wasn’t good. Persad, a post-doctoral fellow in U of T’s Thermal Dynamics and Kinetics Lab, learned ... Read more
  • Ideas to Impact

    July 3, 2015 It takes more than a great idea to launch a product. A new fellowship sponsored by the Health Innovation Hub (H2i) at the Faculty of Medicine is helping entrepreneurially minded students take their health-focused projects from ‘concept’ to ‘commercially viable’ prototype. H2i is a health-centric business accelerator that’s part of a ... Read more
  • Supergreen: turning renewable natural gas waste into fertilizer with U of T startup, CHAR Technologies

    July 3, 2015 The problem with ‘green energy’ solutions is that some of them aren’t so much ‘green’ as they are ‘green-ish’ or ‘green-er’ than alternatives. Take renewable natural gas. It’s seen as a clean and carbon-neutral alternative to fossil fuels. But as a form of energy rising from decomposing organic materials in landfills, ... Read more
  • Applied computing degree perfect fit for aspiring tech entrepreneur

    June 29, 2015 When he first read about the University of Toronto’s Master of Science in Applied Computing (MScAC) program, aspiring tech entrepreneur Kiran Sachdev knew it was a perfect fit. “I had experience as an arts entrepreneur and was looking to shift into the tech startup world,” says the straight-A+ student who ... Read more