Accelerating the discovery of materials and molecules needed for a sustainable future

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Acceleration Consortium, Matter Lab, and Vector Institute collaborate on software to power self-driving labs

We've teamed up with the Matter Lab and the Vector Institute to develop Gryffin, an open-source “off-the-shelf” software to help power self-driving laboratories (SDLs) which combine AI, robotics, and advanced computing to reduce the time and cost of bringing materials to market.

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Aug 31: Opening keynote and panel featuring Jordan Jacobs, Garth Gibson, Leah Cowen, and Alan Bernstein

As Managing Partner and co-founder of Radical Ventures, Jordan Jacobs will discuss what it takes to build a robust AI ecosystem in Canada, followed by a panel discussion also featuring: Alan Bernstein (President & CEO of CIFAR), Leah Cowen (Vice-president, research and innovation, and strategic initiatives at UofT), and Garth Gibson (President and CEO of the Vector Institute).

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Turning trains into gigatonne-scale carbon capture systems

CO2Rail recently partnered with U of T researchers to explore the feasibility of adding direct air carbon capture technology to freight and passenger trains.

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Advanced materials have the potential to transform our lives and our world for the better. We make these materials cheaper and faster.
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We build self-driving labs—that combine material science with the power of artificial intelligence, robotics, and advanced computing—to rapidly design and test new materials and molecules.
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Advanced materials improve upon conventional ones by providing superior performance across several categories, including longevity, environmental impact, and cost.
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HEALTHCARE

Antiviral coatings, drug delivery and bio-compatible polymers for regenerative medicine

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DRUGS

Molecular design, testing and production of drugs and therapeutics

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TRANSPORTATION / CONSTRUCTION

Lighter, stronger, corrosion-resistant alloys, and eco-friendly cement

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ENERGY

Renewable energy production, batteries and storage

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GREEN PRODUCTS

Biodegradable plastics and fibres

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ELECTRONICS

Cheaper, higher capacity, eco-friendly LEDs and wearable devices

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Entirely novel classes of materials to launch new industries

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We bring together academics, government, and industry to expedite technology development and commercialization that addresses genuine market needs.
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