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U of T innovation centre to help form ‘new cornerstone’ of the Canadian economy

U of T innovation centre to help form ‘new cornerstone’ of the Canadian economy

Toronto’s burgeoning innovation district – home to hundreds of researchers, entrepreneurs and innovation-minded partners – is poised to undergo a dramatic expansion. The University of Toronto has ... read more

Industry experts are helping U of T health startups scale the ‘brick wall’ of regulatory approval

Industry experts are helping U of T health startups scale the ‘brick wall’ of regulatory approval

Robert Brooks incorporated his startup – which helps surgeons using minimally invasive instruments “feel” what they’re doing – the same week he submitted his PhD dissertation at the University of ... read more

U of T startups take home prizes at health challenge event

U of T startups take home prizes at health challenge event

Braze Mobility uses sensors to help motorized wheelchair users avoid collisions with the obstacles that surround them. Now, with its latest product, Braze hopes to one day help eliminate the ... ... read more

U of T startup Trexo Robotics takes another step forward with children’s ‘Iron Man’ exoskeleton

U of T startup Trexo Robotics takes another step forward with children’s ‘Iron Man’ exoskeleton

Just like the purposeful gait of their child-sized robotic exoskeleton, the entrepreneurs behind University of Toronto startup Trexo Robotics are propelling their young business forward one step ... ... read more

Move fast and break things? Not when you’re building a health-care start up: U of T entrepreneur

Move fast and break things? Not when you’re building a health-care start up: U of T entrepreneur

When it comes to the heavily regulated medical space, Robert Brooks says entrepreneurs should steer clear of the launch-it-now-fix-it-later approach favoured by the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world. ... read more

Medical startups compete for $15,000 in prizes at U of T accelerator’s pitch event

Medical startups compete for $15,000 in prizes at U of T accelerator’s pitch event

From using seal oil to treat nerve damage to a new tool to aid minimally invasive surgery, entrepreneurs from the University of Toronto and beyond tested out health-focused business ideas during ... ... read more

U of T health accelerator H2i breaks down ‘walls’ with innovation-focused networking event

U of T health accelerator H2i breaks down ‘walls’ with innovation-focused networking event

Oct 03, 2017 By Chris Sorensen More than 200 health researchers, students and industry professionals – many connected to the University of Toronto – gathered at JLABS @ Toronto Monday for an ... ... read more

U of T start up seeks to improve cosmetic – and mental – outcomes for women with breast cancer

U of T start up seeks to improve cosmetic – and mental – outcomes for women with breast cancer

"Sharifpoor’s startup, co-founded with Kyle Battiston, a post-doctoral researcher in U of T’s Faculty of Dentistry, is just one example of how laboratory innovations at U of T, one of the world’s ... read more

Beyond the lab: U of T creates new guidebooks for researchers seeking to commercialize their work

Beyond the lab: U of T creates new guidebooks for researchers seeking to commercialize their work

This book offers a broad overview of the start up process and provides background on resources available for all UofT entrepreneurs. ... read more