Power innovation & entrepreneurship
Innovation is the bedrock of social and economic prosperity. Supporting our students and faculty as they translate bold ideas into exciting ventures helps solve problems and improve lives around the world.
The most significant advances our world has known are grounded in innovation—the process of turning new ideas into valuable products, services, or ways of doing things. Thanks to creative thinkers and their passion for change, we have better tools to treat heart disease, fight pandemics, neutralize carbon emissions, improve fairness in our legal systems, and create more equitable and sustainable cities.
The University of Toronto is Canada’s most innovative university and a recognized leader in developing and commercializing ingenious ideas. Across our three campuses, student entrepreneurs can connect with world-class incubators and accelerators and receive the customized support they need to start, grow, and scale their ventures.
Societal challenges demand innovation at the intersections of diverse disciplines. At U of T, students and faculty can also collaborate with renowned experts in nearly every conceivable field of study, from artificial intelligence, bioscience, robotics, and quantum computing to economics, history, law, management, sociology, and philosophy.
Our breadth and depth are a rare asset. Few universities can match our technical expertise and fewer still can rival our ability to engage humanities and social science scholars in the work of ensuring our ideas and inventions are ethical and socially constructive. Our location within one of the world’s most diverse and innovative cities, with a burgeoning technology industry, a world-class hospital network, and a robust financial services sector, further strengthens U of T’s innovation ecosystem.
We’re now building on this tremendous foundation to drive the innovation that Canada needs to meet global challenges, improve lives, strengthen communities, and generate prosperity at home and around the world. Your support will help foster an environment that fuels our entrepreneurial drive and unlocks the potential of our most transformative ideas.