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Building a Biotech Venture to help Medicine by Design trainees take first steps toward entrepreneurship

This new program for trainees in Medicine by Design-funded labs, offered in partnership with the Health Innovation Hub (H2i), a campus-linked accelerator at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at U of T, kicks-off on Tues, Jan. 26 with an information session that will provide an overview of the program.

Confronting Covid-19 with a Paradigm Shift in International Education

Caspire Education Inc. works with its global network of strategic institutional partners to deliver a hybrid learning environment for international students who are unable to enter Canada but still wish to commence, continue or conclude their studies without compromising the academic quality.

A perfect fit: U of T startup collaborates with researchers to launch shoe-sizing app

If the shoe fits, wear it – but what if you’re shopping online, as so many people are these days? Xesto, a startup with roots in the University of Toronto Early Stage Technologies (UTEST) program, has devised a solution through a collaboration with researchers in the Edward S. Rogers Sr. department of electrical and computer … Read More

U of T Scarborough Entrepreneurs Receive Lo Family Grant, Partner with Scarborough Community Restaurants

U of T Scarborough students and alumni have been awarded a $30,000 grant from U of T Entrepreneurship and the Lo Family Social Venture Fund to help take their restaurant matching app, PickEasy, to the next level.

U of T Startup Reeddi Inc. joins D3

Reeddi is a Nigeria-based energy access company working to provide reliable power to customers using a solar kiosk battery-charging module. Nearly 100 million people in Nigeria alone either do not have access to electricity, or are forced to rely on expensive, dirty generators for power. 

First Responders: How U of T researchers mobilized against COVID-19

A new report on the University’s contribution to defeating the COVID-19 virus highlights the mobilization of U of T scientists in response to the pandemic. Demonstrating Resilience in a Pandemic: Scientists as First Responders, shows the range of research and collaboration at the University. Diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccine research is occurring alongside the development of … Read More

Flatten: Leveraging big data to fight COVID-19 in Mogadishu

Six months ago, Shrey Jain (Year 2 EngSci) was a first-year engineering student who just wanted to do his part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. He could never have imagined that doing so would take him halfway around the world, into the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia.

Xanadu, MaRS, Creative Destruction Lab launch Canada’s first quantum network

Toronto-based quantum computing startup Xanadu, in partnership with MaRS and Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), announced this week the launch of what it claims is Canada’s first quantum network.

Xesto is a foot-scanning app that simplifies shoe gifting

You wait ages for foot-scanning startups to help with the tricky fit issue that troubles online shoe shopping and then two come along at once: Launching today in time for Black Friday sprees is Xesto — which, like Neatsy, which we wrote about earlier today, also makes use of the iPhone’s TrueDepth camera to generate … Read More

U of T startups part of 20 Tech Companies to Watch for in 2021

While we are in a global pandemic business does not stop. Companies are adopting, innovating, and moving forward. There are many new ideas and innovations to look forward to in 2021.