Organization: Univ of Toronto

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab to be replicated in NYC

Univ of Toronto’s Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) concept has found its way to New York City as the university’s Rotman School of Management collaborates with the New York Univ‘s Stern School of Business. Stern associate professor Deepak Hegde says the business school had been searching for an approach to integrate AI, life science and fintech…

Uber opens automotive-focused AI research group in MaRS centre

Uber Technologies Inc is establishing an artificial intelligence (AI) research group at the MaRS Discovery District focused on self-driving vehicles to draw on the region’s world-class AI talent pool. Uber has recruited Univ of Toronto professor Dr Raquel Urtasun, a Canada Research Chair in Machine Learning and Computer Vision, to head up the research group.…

Dr Andrew Parkin

Dr Andrew Parkin has been appointed the director of the Mowat Centre, an independent public policy think tank associated with the School of Public Policy & Governance at the Univ of Toronto. Parkin is an independent public policy analyst and consultant at Dalhousie Univ. Past positions include DG at the Council of Ministers of Education,…

CCRM and the Univ of Queensland partner to commercialize neutropenia treatment

The Univ of Toronto-hosted Centre for the Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM) has struck a licensing deal with the UniQuest, the commercialization arm of Brisbane AU-based Univ of Queensland (UQ) to commercialize a treatment for chemotherapy-induced neutropenia. The treatment, developed by researchers at UQ’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, provides a therapeutic dose of…

Microsoft Ventures invests in Montreal AI expertise

Microsoft Venture‘s new start-up fund has made its first investment in Element AI, a Montreal-based artificial intelligence start-up affiliated with researchers at McGill Univ, Univ of Montreal and Univ of Toronto. Founded by Dr Yoshua Bengio and serial entrepreneurs Jean-François Gagné and Nicolas Chapados, Element AI will use the undisclosed Microsoft investment to achieve scale…

RBC launches two new initiatives with U of T

RBC will establish the RBC Research in Machine Learning research practice and become a founding partner of the Machine Learning Lab, an initiative of the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) at the Univ of Toronto (R$, October 11 & 27/16). The Research in Machine Learning team will be housed at the Banting Institute at U of…

UBC launching western Creative Destruction Lab

The Univ of British Columbia‘s Sauder School of Business is launching a BC version of the Univ of Toronto‘s Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) to assist young companies in accessing adequate funding for scale-up and growing within the province. Since its inception in 2012, U of T’s CDL has generated $800 million in equity value in…

U of T to upgrade 47% of its research lab space

The Univ of Toronto will spend $189.8 million over the next two years to upgrade nearly half of its research labs through its Lab Innovation for Toronto project. Funding is being provided by the federal government ($83.7 million) through its $2-billion Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund, the Government of Ontario ($14.3 million) and internal university…