- March 5, 2020
The University of Toronto is gearing up for its fourth annual Entrepreneurship Week, a celebration of U of T entrepreneurs and their startups.
Running from March 9 to 13, Entrepreneurship Week features an array of events hosted by U of T’s campus-linked startup incubators and accelerators, as well as other programming ... Read more
- March 4, 2020
Nine days before the World Health Organization alerted the world to the threat posed by COVID-19, an artificial intelligence-powered startup led by the University of Toronto’s Kamran Khan had already spotted the first signs of an unusual outbreak.
In an interview with CNBC, Khan explained how his company, BlueDot, was able ... Read more
- February 21, 2020
Software that grew out of a University of Toronto research project facilitated what’s being described as a “critical breakthrough” in the search for a vaccine for the novel coronavirus.
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin and the U.S. National Institutes of Health recently announced that they have created the first ... Read more
- February 18, 2020
Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to help every sector of the economy. There is a challenge, though, in sectors that have fuzzier analysis and the potential to train with data that can continue human biases. A couple of years ago, I described the problem with bias in an article ... Read more
- February 13, 2020
CERT Systems Inc., a company spun out of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, has received support from Breakthrough Energy Solutions Canada to advance an innovative system that transforms carbon dioxide into valuable products.
The company builds on research from two U of T Engineering lab groups, ... Read more
- January 23, 2020
For decades, quantum computing research largely happened in university laboratories, where the field’s tremendous theoretical potential contrasted with the reality of slow, incremental progress. Today, though, startups and established tech companies are helping to drive advances in the field, bringing quantum computing into the mainstream.
- January 13, 2020
Toronto fintech digit has kept a low profile since rolling out its product a year ago.
The company, pronounced “digit,” provides an all-in-one software solution giving financial advisers more granular data, which is being used by some of Canada’s wealthiest family offices and investment firms.
- January 10, 2020
Deep Genomics, an artificial intelligence-powered drug discovery start-up co-founded by the University of Toronto’s Brendan Frey, recently raised $40 million in Series B funding, Betakit reports.
The latest round, led by Future Ventures and including investments from Amplitude Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Magnetic Ventures and True Ventures, brings the startup’s total funding ... Read more
- January 7, 2020
TORONTO — Deep Genomics, the leading artificial intelligence (AI) therapeutics company, announced today the closing of its Series B round with $40 million in new investment. The proceeds from this financing will be used to develop new treatments for rare genetic diseases, and to expand the company’s proprietary AI discovery ... Read more
- December 17, 2019
It all started with what Carolyn Creed, an alumna of the University of Toronto, refers to as her “shakening.”
“Life taps you on the shoulder, and when you’re not listening, it just shakes you,” says Creed, a former Woodsworth College student who studied fine art in the department of art history in the ... Read more