Monday November 12, 2012
When Charles Best was a student at the University of Toronto, he worked on a project that was to change the world — insulin. Today and for the foreseeable future the discovery of insulin has a major impact in the lives of millions.
Our University’s strength in research and in teaching provides an excellent foundation for students to engage in innovation and entrepreneurship – to translate scientific discovery into societal benefits, to create their own jobs.
Join us in a celebration of the UofT student as inventor and entrepreneur, and the inauguration of TechnoLABS – a space dedicated to student technopreneurs. We will listen to six stories from former UofT students who have led technology companies that improved our quality of life, allowing our society to benefit from university discoveries. We will also learn about initiatives at the University for helping the current generation of students follow in the footsteps of the speakers. TechnoLABS is part of a growing ecosystem of support and training programs at the University of Toronto for student and recent alumni entrepreneurs building companies based on technological innovations in a wide range of physical sciences. Students participating in TechnoLABS will present their companies at a poster session before the formal presentations and during the break.
Toronto, ON M5S 1A8
|1:00 – 2:00||Meet TechnoLABS Entrepreneurs|
|2:00 -2:05||Welcome and introduction|
|2:05 – 2:20||Presentation about Charles Best, the student who discovered insulin|
|2:20 – 2:45||Tony Redpath — EcoPlastics Inc.|
|2:45 – 3:15||Graeme Ferguson — Imax Inc.|
|3:15 – 3:45||Break & Refreshment
Meet TechnoLABS Entrepreneurs
|3:45 – 4:10||Vaughn Betz — Right Track CAD|
|4:10 – 4:35||Neil Reid — Sciex|
|4:35 – 5:00||Darren Anderson — Vive Crop Protection Inc.|
|5:00 – 5:15||Official Launch of TechnoLabs at the University of Toronto|
|5:15 – 6:00||Networking|
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