University of Toronto at Collision from Home

The University of Toronto is proud to partner with Collision, happening virtually for the first time June 23-25, 2020. We’re hosting in-app meetings 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 connecting with you!

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. University of Toronto entrepreneurs have created more than 500 companies, securing more than $1.5 billion in investment over the past decade.

Learn more about why the University of Toronto is the place to innovate here.

U of T at Collision from Home

Learn about our innovation and entrepreneurship community and discover how you could work with our teams in health sciences, AI, information technology, and more.

Connect with us in-app to register for one of our scheduled Innovation & Entrepreneurship @ U of T meetings:

  • Tuesday June 23 @ 3:00-3:20pm: With Derek Newton (AVP, Innovation, Partnerships & Entrepreneurship), Jon French (Director, U of T Entrepreneurship), Colin Swift (Business Development Officer – Industry Partnerships), and Divash Basnet (Global Recruitment Lead, CDL)
  • Wednesday June 24 @ 10:00-10:20am: With Derek Newton (AVP, Innovation, Partnerships & Entrepreneurship), Jon French (Director, U of T Entrepreneurship), and Colin Swift (Business Development Officer – Industry Partnerships)

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.

Connect with our startups

Don’t forget to check out our 25+ exhibiting U of T startups including YourTable, Mesosil, TasteGuru, Cosm Medical, Just Vertical, MedEssist, Medstack, Agnostiq Labs, BioBox, Krippit, Trexo Robotics, and more!

Check out U of T & partner workshops

The Untapped Potential of AI
Tuesday, June 23, 10:15am – 10:30am
 With Foteini Agrafioti, Head, Borealis AI & Chief Science Officer at RBC

All hype aside, where is AI tech today relative to where we envisioned it would be? How can we embrace all its possibilities while steering clear of the red flags? Join this discussion with industry leaders to find out.

Small Business in a Pandemic Economy
Wednesday, June 24, 4:40pm – 4:55pm
With Joshua Gans, Professor of Technical Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

While there’s no easy switch to turn the economy back on after a crisis, we do have technology, creativity and ideas. This talk will bring together a professor of economics and the co-founder of a fintech unicorn working with SMEs. The pair will share their predictions on how the pandemic will affect the economy.

Learn more about Collision Conference and register: collisionconf.com