Computing in the Real World
Dear Colleagues and Friends: What can data science do for you? How can it be used to deliver outcomes and solve immediate industry challenges and drive innovation within your industry? Computing in the Real World offers a glimpse of what data science and advanced computing can offer in a rapidly changing environment where new discoveries and technologies are unleashed every day. Attendees will learn how business challenges can be solved through data science approaches, including: Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, machine learning and deep learning, simulation, modelling, and data analytics. Event highlights include: Successful SOSCIP case studies in advanced manufacturing, digital media and smart cities that will explore how their collaborative R&D project allowed them to transform challenges into innovation. 60-Second Research Challenge/Solution Session - Participants will have one minute to describe their data science challenge or solution to help identify collaboration opportunities; How to...
CTAs now accepting applications for Spring 2018 Cohorts
We are pleased to announce that the Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) initiative is now accepting applications for our spring 2018 cohorts (February–June 2018). Programs will be running simultaneously in Boston, New York City, and Silicon Valley. What is it? The CTA helps innovative Canadian technology companies accelerate their international growth through a 5-month program of workshops, events, mentorship and business introductions. For more information please visit: international.gc.ca/trade-commerce/cta-atc.
U of T's Janet Rossant named one of five L’Oréal-UNESCO outstanding women in science
One of Canada’s leading stem cell researchers, Professor Janet Rossant, will be honoured by UNESCO and the L'Oréal Foundation as one of five outstanding female scientists from around the world.
MaRS Mornings with Chia Chia Sun of Damiva
MaRS Mornings is a monthly breakfast series that celebrates creative founders in the innovation community. Start your day with a coffee and inspiring talks from experienced entrepreneurs, visionary business leaders and innovators. Each event is free of charge and open to anyone. Join us for our next MaRS Mornings with speaker Chia Chia Sun, founder and CEO of Damiva. "Don’t shoot for the stars, we already know what’s there. Shoot for the space in between, because that’s where the mystery lies." Vera Rubin, astrophysicist who discovered dark matter. Chia Chia Sun, co-founder and CEO at Damiva, will talk investors, taking her business global and learning how to build a billion-dollar brand at MaRS Mornings on November 21. Join us to hear her journey from basement business to multi-channel distribution across both the US and Canada. Chia Chia has worked with Kathy Ireland – one of America’s richest self-made women – and Hollywood to change perceptions of women as they age. She specializes in working across t...
Technology: Areas for Advancement and Exploration
Technology has drastically changed the way that many fields operate and medicine is no different. In the Toronto Region Human Health and Sciences: Cluster Action Plan, we outlined some of the cluster opportunities, particularly as they relate to tech. Here’s a closer look at the four key areas we’ve identified:
Technology Opens Doors for Healthcare Job Opportunities
Advances in technology can and have touched all industries in several different ways. The healthcare industry has seen progress everywhere from pharmaceutical breakthroughs to surgical techniques and treatment and diagnosis information available to patients at their fingertips. Trends in advancements have favoured the improvement of transparency. Patients can research symptoms and educate themselves before and during their visits with practitioners.
Making medicine, not money: How one U of T researcher's startup is rethinking Big Pharma's business model
The latest medical innovation to spring from Aled Edwards’s University of Toronto lab isn’t a new protein structure or potential drug target – it’s a business model.
Advances in Drug Development and Delivery: Innovation and Patient-Focus
Advances in Drug Development and Delivery: Challenges, Patient-Centricity, and Innovative Technologies JLABS- Toronto Toronto, Ontario November 30, 2017 Program Overview: Making the right choices is important in today’s R&D environment, especially considering the various pressures on developers such as time, resources, and funding. Short term thinking can lead to long term problems leading to missed timelines, escalating costs, and even regulatory issues in later phases. These factors can unfortunately contribute to non-optimal drug products unless they are addressed upfront by incorporating patient focused design principles to promote better drug performance and patient outcomes. This event will focus on a number of key considerations for developing the best small or large molecule drug product for patients: • Avoiding the biggest pitfalls in drug development • Addressing biopharmaceutical challenges • Incorporating patient considerations in designing a drug product • Latest trends and technologies for sm...