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YorkU Students Hack for a Better World

Some 58 students from various Faculties gathered for two days in February to "hack for a better world" during the third annual Steacie Library Dungeon Hackfest at York University. The 30-hour hacking marathon is organized by the York University Libraries and Launch YU, York’s entrepreneurship program. This year's Hackfest began early on the morning of […]

York University Launches LaunchYU

TORONTO, November 10, 2014 – York University today announced the creation of LaunchYU, a campus-wide initiative that supports early-stage entrepreneurship and helps to accelerate start-up companies within York University and the surrounding community. The LaunchYU initiative will identify students and youth interested in exploring entrepreneurship as a viable career option, foster their entrepreneurial endeavours, and […]

New deal sees Calgary startup Slyce, acquire YorkU computer vision technology for retail e-commerce.

In collaboration with MaRS Innovation and researchers, Dr. John Tsotsos and Dr. Ehsan Fazl-Ersi , Innovation York led a deal to strengthen Slyce’s mobile image recognition application for retail e-commerce. Slyce has acquired a computer vision technology developed at York University that quickly analyzes and aggregates similar images. Through the acquisition, Slyce also hired former […]

New collaboration advances the future of e-teaching and e-learning

In the age of ITunes, videotaping lectures or converting existing textbooks into e-books won’t make you the market leader in online education.  Thanks to the leadership and support offered by Innovation York (York University’s commercialization and industry liaison office), a new partnership co-facilitated by MaRS Innovation promises to bring together Canadian technology from a Waterloo-based […]

Innovation York’s industry-liaison stream increases research partnership opportunities

Innovation York’s new industry-liaison stream offers a single point of contact for researchers and trainees seeking industry partners and for companies seeking academic partners.  Under the leadership of Sarah Howe, director of Innovation York, the industry-liaison stream has expanded from solely developing relationships with companies in York Region  to developing relationships with companies throughout the province, Canada […]