U of T at Collision

June 17-20, 2024

Find out why U of T is the place to innovate. Connect with us
at Collision this June.

The University of Toronto is proud to partner with Collision, North America’s fastest-growing tech conference. The annual event is returning to Toronto for the fourth and final time, welcoming market leaders, tech experts and the media to determine where the world is heading next.


Check out the notable U of T faculty, alumni, and startup founders speaking at Collision 2024.

Get to know the U of T-connected startups that will be featured at Collision.

Programs

Work as part of the team that creates North America's fastest-growing tech conference. You'll get access to talks, exhibits, and invaluable networking opportunities – all for free.

Collision will return to Toronto this June. Interested in volunteering? Apply now.

Collision is committed to building respectful relationships with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities in Canada by showcasing the tech expertise of Indigenous entrepreneurs. Apply now.

Apply now.

The closing date for applications is Friday, June 7.

WHAT IS THE INDIGENOUS ATTENDEE PROGRAM?

The program offers complimentary access to all three days of Collision, including the exhibition floor, hours of onstage content, and our Collision After Hours events.

WHO IS THE PROGRAM OPEN TO?

Tickets are available to anyone from First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities in Canada who is over the age of 18 and who has a genuine interest in attending Collision.

Indigenous Attendee Program tickets offer the same access as general attendee tickets.

STARTUP? APPLY TO JOIN THE COLLISION STARTUP PROGRAM

Collision's startup program – ALPHA – shines a spotlight on early-stage startups with outstanding potential, connecting them with the world's most influential people and companies.

Click here to apply for ALPHA 2024.


Ways to engage with U of T

From co-ops and careers to international partnerships, there is more than one reason to connect with the U of T community. Visit us at Collision at Booth E156.

Visit the U of T campus on June 17 as part of Toronto Innovation Showcase Day 

The University of Toronto is a proud leader in co-operative education with highly qualified and well-prepared students who are ready to make an impact. Discover the many ways your team can hire co-op and internship students from arts, science, engineering and business co-op programs from 100+ academic programs through a seamless recruitment process.
Students are available for 4, 8, 12- or 16-month co-op work terms with varied start dates throughout the year depending on the program. You choose the work term length and hiring timelines that best suit your needs and our team will guide you on the best recruitment plan to find the right student(s).

Join the ranks of world-class companies and organizations who partner with and hire the best-in-class from U of T Co-op.

Connect with us at https://hireuoftcoop.utoronto.ca/ to discover the many ways we can build and grow your team together.

Arts & Science Co-op
Our program has students seeking co-op jobs year-round with work terms starting in
January, May and September. They are available for 4, 8, 12 or 16-month work terms
so, you can choose a duration that best suits your organization’s projects and needs.
Hire students from a rich menu of programs from over 35 academic disciplines within:
Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Life Sciences, Physical & Environmental
Sciences, Psychological & Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP)
Discover ASIP, a dynamic program that welcomes students through a competitive process
dedicated to nurturing diverse talent. Students immerse themselves in 70+ hours of professional development programming, workshops and one-on-one coaching to help ensure their success once they join your team. They are available for a 12-to-16-week Summer Co-op
following their second year of studies, and an 8-, 12-, or 16- month work term, starting in
May or September, following their third year of studies. Select from a rich pool of talent
across 40 academic programs within: Computer Science, Humanities, Life Sciences,
Physical and Mathematical Sciences, and Social Sciences.

U of T Engineering Professional Experience Year Co-op Program (PEY Co-op)
Canada’s largest and longest-running professional experience year engineering co-op
program, the PEY Co-op program equips students with the skills employers look for and
prepares them for lifelong career success. Choose to hire our students for a 4-month
summer work term or for a 12-16 month experience year. With nine different academic
disciplines, you will find the right engineering candidate for your needs. Disciplines include:
Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Materials, Mechanical, Mineral and Engineering Science, plus specializations ranging from aerospace and biomedical to AI and engineering business.

Management Co-op
Innovative. Coachable. Globally mobile. Management Co-op candidates are educated in
every area of business, with the option to specialize, while earning a Bachelor of Business
Administration (BBA) degree from Canada’s top-ranked university. Build your talent pipeline
when you recruit from our specialty streams: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Technology, International Business, Marketing, Operations Analytics, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources, Quantitative Finance and Statistics, Strategic Management.

Access the power of U of T’s entrepreneurship community to forge connections and transform your ideas into ventures.

The University of Toronto Entrepreneurship Community consists of 10+ Accelerators across our three campuses. Our entrepreneurial initiatives leverage the numerous strengths of a globally recognized university to provide an incredible range of unique offerings to current or aspiring innovators.

Focused on a diverse set of outcomes, we strive to ensure that anyone with the passion to build and explore has doors to enter and a community to support them.

The University of Toronto Entrepreneurship (UTE) community does much more than accelerate startups. We accelerate ideas, people, social impact, and technologies too. All while striving to create an environment that is inclusive and representative of the diverse and talented innovators and entrepreneurs around us.

Visit the home of U of T Entrepreneurship

The week of Collision, U of T Entrepreneurship and the Innovations & Partnerships Office will be hosting presentations in our ONRamp co-working and event space followed by optional tours of U of T’s St. George campus, located in the heart of downtown Toronto. 

With support from 10+ campus accelerators such as University of Toronto Early Stage Technologies (UTEST) and an institutional focus on IP Literacy, you can invest with confidence knowing that the entrepreneurs leading U of T’s startups are equipped with the tools and the mindset to compete and excel.

Smart investors invest in U of T alumni.

Sign up for Deep Tech Download, our quarterly newsletter that features active investment opportunities and the latest on these research-based companies.

Blue Door is a single point of entry for organizations that wish to work with the University of Toronto.

There is immense opportunity for organizations to accelerate their innovation, talent, and corporate social responsibility goals through partnerships with universities, from addressing changing industry needs, to developing the next generation of transformative products and services, to achieving impact in the world.

Whether you are seeking academic expertise, access to top talent or pioneering research, a first look at some of Canada’s most cutting-edge startups, or a comprehensive partnership strategy, Blue Door provides a seamless partnership experience with the University of Toronto that leverages our vast resources to help you achieve your goals.

Internationalization is a significant priority for the University of Toronto as part of our overall academic mission. The Office of the Vice-President, International (OVPI) engages with institutions in regions, countries and cities of strategic priority and leverages international opportunities for research, scholarship and mobility. By providing leadership on international initiatives, the Office develops and maintains key international partnerships.

PRiME

PRiME brings together multi-disciplinary talent to face and answer emerging challenges in Precision Medicine by understanding the biology of disease, creating new tools for disease diagnosis, and developing of novel therapeutic strategies.

PRiME is looking for industry partners, foundations, and investors to support industry-academia collaborations and early-stage technology development.

Medicine by Design

Medicine by Design harnesses the exceptional expertise at the University of Toronto and its affiliated hospitals at the convergence of physical and life sciences, engineering, mathematics and medicine to undertake transformative research in regenerative medicine and cell therapy. It fosters unique multidisciplinary collaborations and uses engineering design principles and quantitative biological modelling to accelerate breakthroughs. Through strategic investments and partnerships, Medicine by Design is powering Toronto’s burgeoning biomedical ecosystem, strengthening Canada as a global centre for regenerative medicine and improving health outcomes.

Health Innovation Hub

The Health Innovation Hub facilitates early-stage entrepreneurs with translation and commercialization of ideas into problem-solving products and services for health matters. It works to align, connect, and leverage the significant mass of life science research expertise, facilities, programs and University funding, and H2i’s vast partner and mentoring network towards advancing effective and efficient health innovation ventures.