CDL focuses on seven streams of research: Prime, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Health, Matter, Quantum, and Space. CDL provides startups with access to business development support from top business students at Rotman; funding from leading VC firms; and resources to scale. Companies also have access to world-renowned experts from leading academic institutions to provide technical feedback and advice on objectives related to technology validation.
In its first five years since its launch in 2012, CDL has supported 225 science-based startups, leading to the creation of an estimated 1,100 jobs.
Notable companies from CDL Toronto include: