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Health Innovation Hub (H2i) Restructures to Reflect Strong Growth

Health Innovation Hub (H2i) Restructures to Reflect Strong Growth

Sept 2-2020 After six years of strong growth, the Health Innovation Hub (H2i) at the Faculty of Medicine is restructuring to better adapt to investor readiness and H2i’s evolving portfolio of ... ... read more

MedEssist receives $25,000 Ownr grant!

MedEssist receives $25,000 Ownr grant!

In May 2020, Ownr launched Ownr Grants, a $25,000 fund sponsored by RBC Ventures in our continued support of entrepreneurs in Canada, facing challenges due to COVID-19. Our team was humbled ... ... read more

Congrats Hypercare: OBIO Announces First Eight Early Adopter Health Network Projects to Drive Innovation into the Health System

Congrats Hypercare: OBIO Announces First Eight Early Adopter Health Network Projects to Drive Innovation into the Health System

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO®), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing health technology innovation and ... ... read more

Web portal designed by U of T startup connects COVID-19 researchers with potential study participants

Web portal designed by U of T startup connects COVID-19 researchers with potential study participants

Two University of Toronto alumni have created a web portal to connect COVID-19 researchers with potential research study participants.  Since launching in March, there have been more than ... ... read more

U of T startup’s “buddy badge” encourages handwashing in hospitals, could help stem COVID-19 spread

U of T startup’s “buddy badge” encourages handwashing in hospitals, could help stem COVID-19 spread

A researcher at the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) is developing a wearable technology that reminds front line health-care workers to wash their hands. It’s ... ... read more

U of T startup Hypercare helps hospitals co-ordinate COVID-19 care ‘efficiently and securely’

U of T startup Hypercare helps hospitals co-ordinate COVID-19 care ‘efficiently and securely’

COVID-19 is forcing health-care providers around the world to adapt old methods and invent new ones to care for people sickened by the novel coronavirus.  Such is the case at Michael Garron ... ... read more

Winterlight Labs raises $5.6M in series A funding in round led by Hikma Ventures

Winterlight Labs raises $5.6M in series A funding in round led by Hikma Ventures

Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (LSE: HIK) (NASDAQ Dubai: HIK) (OTC: HKMPY), (rated Ba1 Moody’s / BB+ S&P, both stable) announces that its venture capital arm, Hikma Ventures has led a CAD 5.6 ... ... read more

Pillars of Health: The Entrepreneurial Journey

Pillars of Health: The Entrepreneurial Journey

On Monday November 4th 2019, H2i and the University of Toronto’s Translational Research Program hosted the 6th biannual Pillars of Health: The Entrepreneurial Journey. The event ... ... read more

H2i Feature: Honeybee Hub

H2i Feature: Honeybee Hub

University of Toronto alumni Catherine Chan and Weiwei Li have developed a digital solution to reduce the time and money it takes for researchers to find suitable participants ... read more