University of Toronto at Collision 2019

The University of Toronto is proud to partner with Collision, happening in Toronto for the first time May 20-23, 2019. To celebrate, we’re hosting tours for global companies interested in finding out about opportunities to work with the University of Toronto’s research and entrepreneurship community. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful downtown campus!

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About the University of Toronto

Renowned as one of the world’s great research and entrepreneurial universities, U of T’s research expertise spans everything from insulin to AI. Our current research excellence covers fields as diverse as regenerative medicine, machine learning, autonomous vehicles, smart materials, precision medicine, smart cities, and quieter airplanes.

We collaborate successfully with companies of all sizes (approximately 300 at any given moment), from local startups to global enterprises, from research and development through to commercialization. Meanwhile, U of T Entrepreneurship is #1 in Canada for research-based startups and among the top 5 university-managed business incubators in the world.

University of Toronto Innovation Tours

Are you a global company visiting Toronto for the Collision Conference? Learn about opportunities to work with the University of Toronto’s research and entrepreneurship community and stretch your legs with a walking tour of our beautiful downtown campus!

Tuesday, May 21

3:00-4:00pm: Introduction to Innovation @ U of T in ONRamp
4:00-5:00pm: Campus tour
Register

Wednesday, May 22

1:00-2:00pm: Introduction to Innovation @ U of T in ONRamp
2:00-3:00pm: Campus tour
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Thursday May 23

11:00am-12:00pm: Introduction to Innovation @ U of T in ONRamp
12:00-1:00pm: Campus tour
Register

Friday May 24

2 sessions available

11:00am-12:00pm: Introduction to Innovation @ U of T in ONRamp
12:00-1:00pm: Campus tour
Register

2:00-3:00pm: Introduction to Innovation @ U of T in ONRamp
3:00-4:00pm: Campus tour
Register

Events happening at U of T

Women in AI @ Collision 2019 Breakfast
Friday May 24, 7:45-9:00am

A morning of discussions and networking around the future of women in AI; kindly sponsored by GEOTAB Torque Labs and U of T Entrepreneurship.

Register & learn more

U of T at Collision

Come to the U of T booth at Collision Conference 2019 to learn about our innovation and entrepreneurship community and discover how you could work with our teams in health sciences, AI, information technology, and more. Learn more below.

Time Tuesday May 21 Wednesday May 22 Thursday May 23
9:00-10:00am   Health Innovation Hub (H2i)  
10:00-11:00am True Blue Fund True Blue Fund True Blue Fund
11:00am-12:00pm U of T Engineering Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP) The Hub UTSC
12:00-1:00pm The Entrepreneurship Hatchery Creative Destruction Lab Workshop: 12:15-1:00pm The power of setting short-term objectives (@ Startup workshops area) The Department of Computer Science Innovation Lab (DCSIL)
1:00-2:00pm True Blue Fund U of T Alumni Engagement   ICUBE UTM University of Toronto Early Stage Technology (UTEST) Program
2:00-3:00pm Innovations & Partnerships Office   InnovED – Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)   Panel Discussion: 2:30-2:55pm
Managing Unexpected Growth
(@ Startup University)
U of T President Meric Gertler and U of T alum Allen Lau
3:00-4:00pm UTSC Arts & Science Co-op   Creative Destruction Lab (CDL)   The BRIDGE
4:00-5:00pm     True Blue Fund U of T Alumni Engagement

Learn more about our community

  • The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is designed to provide science-based ventures with the robust business judgment they need to scale massively.
  • The Department of Computer Science Innovation Lab (DCSIL) is a cross-disciplinary start-up accelerator and incubator. 
  • The Entrepreneurship Hatchery offers four processes to build start-ups: NEST, fostering the creation of startups and the entrepreneurial mindset of U of T students.
  • The Health Innovation Hub (H2i) facilitates early-stage entrepreneurs with translation and commercialization of ideas into problem-solving designs on health matters. 
  • ICUBE UTM offers early-stage business development and commercialization services as part of U of T Mississauga and the Institute for Management & Innovation.
  • The Innovations & Partnerships Office (IPO) helps build successful partnerships between industry, business, government, and the University of Toronto research community and manages U of T’s portfolio of intellectual property – turning ideas and innovation into products, services, companies and jobs.
  • InnovED – Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
  • Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP)
  • Business, research, and innovation are the foundation for The BRIDGE, UTSC Management’s campus-linked accelerator and platform for work-integrated learning.
  • The Hub at UTSC is an early-stage innovation and entrepreneurship incubator that assists U of T students and recent alumni in the creation and launch of new companies
  • The True Blue Fund is an exciting new opportunity to support our emerging entrepreneurs. Through the Fund, the University is committing $2.5 million to match donations in support of student and recent alumni awards, fellowships and accelerator funds.
  • U of T Alumni Engagement
  • U of T Engineering
  • The University of Toronto Early Stage Technology (UTEST) program is a startup development program for nascent companies supported in partnership by the University of Toronto Connaught Fund and MaRS Innovation.
  • UTSC Arts & Science Co-op partners with organizations from all industry sectors to support their co-op hiring needs. Students from 35 programs, including Computer Science, Math and Statistics, are available for 4, 8 or 12-month work terms starting in September, January and May each year.

Meet our startups

Don’t forget to check out our exhibiting U of T startups Argentum Electronics, CheapREats, Consilium Crypto, MedMe Health, Mutuo Health, Oply Inc. / Gym Ting, TasteGuru Artificial Intelligence Inc., Tenzor AI, Therapy Innovations, Weav, YourTable, and ZED Network Inc.

Come to our panel discussion

Learn what it takes to scale companies and ecosystems at the Managing Unexpected Growth panel, featuring U of T president Meric Gertler and U of T alum Allen Lau of Wattpad!

Managing Unexpected Growth 
Thursday, May 23, 2:30pm – 2:55pm
 Startup University

Learn more about Collision Conference and register:collisionconf.com