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U of T’s Institute for Optical Sciences to unveil TechnoLABS at symposium featuring successful alumni entrepreneurs

November 8, 2012

TORONTO, ON — The University of Toronto’s Institute for Optical Sciences (IOS) will host an afternoon symposium to launch TechnoLABS. Located in the Banting and Best Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the new space is part of a growing ecosystem at U of T that offers support and training for students and recent alumni who are building companies based on technological innovations.

Scheduled speakers at the TechnoLABS opening will include former U of T students who have successfully launched or run technology companies, including Graeme Ferguson, co-founder of Imax Inc., and Neil Reid, co-founder of Sciex.


WHAT: Symposium to launch TechnoLABS

• Graeme Ferguson (co-founder of IMAX Inc.);
• Neil Reid (co-founder of Sciex);
• Vaughn Betz (founder of Right Track CAD);
• Darren Anderson (co-founder of Vive Crop Protection Inc.); and,
• Tony Redpath (MaRS advisor and former CEO of EcoPlastics Inc.)

WHERE: MacLeod Auditorium
1 Kings College Circle, Medical Sciences Bldg., Room 2158
University of Toronto

WHEN: 1 pm to 5 pm, Monday, November 12, 2012

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For more information contact:

Scott McAuley
Institute for Optical Sciences
Tel: (416) 819-4194

University of Toronto Media Relations
Tel: (416) 978-0100