Four IOS companies selected as finalists for OCE ELP Competition

Chematria, Sonola Imaging, Pathcore and Lunanos have all been selected as finalists for the OCE ELP Competition taking place at Discovery 2013. Each of the 10 finalist companies will submit a business plan and present a 5 minute pitch to a panel of judges for the opportunity to win up to $25,000.

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Four IOS companies selected as finalists for OCE ELP Competition

Grand Challenges Canada Stars in Global Health Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Richard McAloney, the IOS' Director of Technology Management, faculty member Prof. David McMillen and the team at Chematria for their Grand Challenges Canada Stars in Global Health grants! The program, funded by the Canadian government, awards $100,000 to develop bold ideas with big impacts on global health. From an optical detection system for antibiotic resistant bacteria strains to software directed repurposing of drugs to fight against malaria, each of these projects has the potential to positively impact the lives of individuals around the world.

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Grand Challenges Canada Stars in Global Health Awards

Our holograms featured on Discovery Channel

Check out the episode of Daily Planet on March 7, 2013!

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Our holograms featured on Discovery Channel

IOS at the Toronto Board of Trade

On Friday November 23rd, the Toronto Board of Trade, in partnership with the University of Toronto, held an event titled ‘From Student to Entrepreneur’ to discuss the economic value of training Canada’s next generation of entrepreneurs. The event featured IOS director Prof. Cynthia Goh and Prof. Ajay Agrawal, Peter Munk professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Commerce, as panelists, Sandra Pupatello as moderator, and Hon. Brad Duguid, Ontario Minister of Economic Development & Innovation providing introductory remarks.

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IOS at the Toronto Board of Trade

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The IOS, an independent institute within the University of Toronto, aims to bring together a community of students, researchers, and industry leaders to help advance science, engineering, business, and society. We accomplish this by delivering events and programs focused around three main pillars: Discovery, Education, and Entrepreneurship.

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