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York University entrepreneurship program celebrates graduates

It was a highly successful evening of pitches, networking, and a new award announcement for Innovation York’s entrepreneurship unit, LaunchYU on Sept. 19. The LaunchYU Graduation and Launch Day was a culmination of an intensive four month program, AccelerateUP, which is offered as a part of LaunchYU, and provides support to budding entrepreneurs as they […]

Glacierclean Technologies Inc., an Innovation York supported startup, secures first round of seed funding

Focused on developing an affordable, rapid and portable water testing and treatment solutions to prevent outbreaks of waterborne diseases, Glacierclean Technologies Inc. has raised $50,000 in seed funding to further develop and test its technology, Mobile Water Kit 2.0 (MWK 2.0). Sushanta Mitra Developed in the laboratory of Professor Sushanta Mitra in the Lassonde School […]

York University as key player in cutting-edge entrepreneurial arena

A highly inventive entrepreneurial space for York University in Markham opened in December 2016: the IBM Innovation Space – Markham Convergence Centre (IBM-MCC). York, ventureLAB, the National Research Council – Industrial Research Assistance Program and the Markham Board of Trade came together with IBM Canada to build upon years of collaboration. This innovative space is […]

Innovation York hosts successful event focused on industry-academic collaborations

The benefits of industry-academic collaborations took centre stage April 11 during the “Teamwork Makes the Research Dream work” event hosted by Innovation York. More than 165 participants took part in the event including York University researchers, industry partners from the Greater Toronto Area, and representatives from government funding agencies. Cheryl Giblon The goal of the […]

Four LaunchYU AccelerateUP graduate ventures win ventureLAB’s BOOST Award

Four graduate ventures of Innovation York’s LaunchYU 2016 cohort have won ventureLAB’s coveted BOOST Award. The BOOST program is run annually to provide $5,000 in funding to help eight entrepreneurial ventures get to market faster. Sarah Howe, director of Innovation York “For half of the eight awards to be granted to LaunchYU AccelerateUP graduates is […]

LaunchYU rebrands and launches new programs

LaunchYU has rebranded its entrepreneurship programming and added two new programs to complement the existing summer accelerator program, all designed to help York students and budding entrepreneurs on the journey to starting their own ventures. IgniteUP is an initial touch point for students who have an entrepreneurial idea and don’t know where to begin, or […]

Happy fifth! Innovation York marks a milestone birthday

Innovation York turns five this year. To mark the birthday, Sarah Howe, director of York’s innovation office, reflects on the advances made during its formative years. Innovation York celebrates its fifth birthday this year Q. Happy fifth birthday to Innovation York. You were there at the start. Tell us about a pivotal moment at the […]

York University welcomes delegation from Zibo, China

York University’s Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation welcomed a delegation of government representatives and business from Zibo, China including Gao Qingbo, the deputy mayor, Zibo Municipal People’s Government. The visit, which was led by Innovation York at York University, took place on June 16 to help facilitate opportunities for future research collaborations. Delegates […]

Innovation York hosts industry-academic networking event

Innovation York hosted “Collaborating for Innovation at York University,” an industry-academic networking event held on March 10, as part of a series of networking opportunities that are organized bi-annually by Innovation York to help foster research partnerships. The event provided researchers, students and industry collaborators from across Toronto and the GTA with networking opportunities to […]