Organization: Univ of Toronto

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…

Ontario boosts research collaboration with Israel

The Government of Ontario and several provincial universities have signed a series research, technology and innovation agreements with the Israeli government. The government-to-government memorandum of understanding includes $10 million in joint funding for academic-industry collaborations and $10 million forindustrial agreements through the Ontario-Israel Collaboration Program — the latter representing an additional $4 million over existing…

Rotman School presents inaugural awards

Two leading institutions and a financing pioneer were the first recipients of awards presented by the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) at the Univ of Toronto‘s Rotman School of Management. The Labour Award was made to the Univ of Waterloo‘s Engineering and Co-op program while the Ideas Award went to the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.…

Creative Destruction Lab selects award winners

The Univ of Waterloo is one of three winners of the inaugural awards presented by the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) at the Univ of Toronto‘s Rotman School of Management. U of W won CDL’s Labour Award for its engineering and co-op program for its impact on Canadian competitiveness through the development and promotion of human…

University research funding drops first time in 14 years

University sponsored research income fell for the first time in 14 years, with the Top 50 institutions dropping 1.6% to $6.67 billion, according to the latest data from Research Infosource. Perennially top-ranked Univ of Toronto declined 6.2% to $1.04 billion, while the Univ of Montreal rose 4% to $548.8 million to claim the number two…

Encycle raises $2.85 million in start-up funding

Encycle Therapeutics Inc has completed financing of $2.85 million to support development of its nacellin platform chemistry and advance its therapeutics pipeline. The investment in the Toronto-based firm — spun off from the Univ of Toronto in collaboration with MaRS Innovation — will allow it to build on its relationships with pharmaceutical companies and position…

Spin-off targets new market for stem cells

A new Montreal biotech company has been launched to commercialize a technology that would overcome the shortage of bone marrow donors for patients with acute myeloid leukemia. Launched by the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer – Commercialization of Research and the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine, ExCellThera is based on a proprietary…

NSERC awards $28 million in CREATE grants

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council is providing graduate and post-doctoral training grants of $1.65 million to 17 research teams through its Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program. The $28 million in awards range from materials for enhanced energy technologies at the Univ of Victoria and advanced network systems for intelligent transportation at…

NSERC Discovery Frontiers short list announced

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has released a short list of six proposals for its Discovery Frontiers competition. The fund provides $1 million annually over four years to successful applicants. Projects submitting full proposals are: New Materials for Clean Energy and Enhanced Energy Efficiency from Heavy Oil and Oil Sands Reservoirs (Univ…