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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

To con­firm atten­dance, please vis­it:


For more infor­ma­tion con­tact:

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

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