To maximize the commercial, economic and social impacts of research and innovation, York University’s Innovation York helps students, researchers and entrepreneurs build, launch and scale their discoveries and start-up ventures.
Innovation York provides accelerator programs – including one for women in underserved communities – as well as incubator spaces, programming and workshops for faculty, students, industry and the community.
Staff helps draft agreements, create industry connections and provide advice about the best approaches to commercialization. For example, staff helped York entrepreneurs launch Bitnobi, a start-up focused on commercializing a privacy protected data sharing technology developed in the lab of Dr. Marin Litoiu.
Innovation York’s start-ups have raised $11 million and generated $8.5+ million in revenue; and Innovation York has supported 165+ start-up ventures, which created 167+ jobs.
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