BOUNDLESS 2014 IMPACT REPORT
DNNRESEARCH Google is using speech recognition, computer vision and language understanding technology developed at U of T to improve its services. Acquired by Google in 2013, DNNresearch has thus far enabled the search engine to build its highly acclaimed Google+ Photo Search. CHIPCARE CORPORATION A cell analyzer that could be a game changer in the fight against HIV and other diseases, ChipCare Corporation is commercializing a technology to enable a portable, hand-held device to analyze patients’ blood on-site instead of at a clinic. Lab-on-a-chip technology like this is crucial in developing countries where health care access is severely limited. MEDSAVANT A high-performance search engine that enables physicians to search for genetic information about an individual’s risk of developing a disease, this technology promises significant health and economic benefits, including early detection and treatment. CROWDMARK A scalable educational assessment system that through proprietary technology creates an efficient labour market for exam marking, allowing instructors to cut grading time in half and educational institutions to reduce grading costs.
Between 2009 and 2011, U of T researchers created
476 inventions in more than 38 fields.
U of T was the fastest-growing major startup cluster among North American universities between 2009 and 2011.
More than two-thirds of all inventions at U of T include a student or post-doc as co-inventor.
THOTRA Thotra software uses a novel set of algorithms to transform hard-to-understand speech, making it fluent but still in the speaker’s own voice. GRANATA DECISION SYSTEMS Granata’s state-of-the-art optimization methods enable the effective gathering of preferences, and the ability to trade off objectives against one another to maximize value. They can be applied to a wide range of corporate, consumer and social group problems. SPONGELAB An online community devoted to accessible scientific information aimed at educators, students, administrators and science enthusiasts that uses cutting-edge technology and stunning interactive media.
U of T holds more U.S. patents than any other Canadian university.
Startup Genome ranked Toronto as the world’s 8th best ecosystem in the global startup revolution.