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If Silicon Valley is where big minds fixate on small problems – a better way to hail a taxi or swap photos on your smartphone – then the University of Toronto may soon be known as the place where the world’s biggest, most intractable issues are solved.
Ontario is challenging local and international companies to develop the next generation of transformative clean technologies to help fight climate change.
University of Toronto researchers are set to receive nearly $1 million from the Ontario government as they compete in the semi-final round of a $20 million global contest that looks for ways to turn harmful greenhouse gases into useful products like fuels and fertilizers.
On Tuesday, Singularity University announced that it is launching its inaugural summit in Canada. Taking place in October, the Summit will work to promote SingularityU’s mission of encouraging entrepreneurs to take on global challenges using technology.
On November 3rd – 4th, students from high schools across the York Region District School Board will gather at Middlefield Collegiate Institute in Markham to participate in a two-day design thinking hackathon. The problem they’ll be solving: climate change.