Welcome to the May 2023 issue of ‘ASPIRE’

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ASPIRE is a special edition of YFile publishing on select Fridays during the academic year. It showcases research and innovation at York University. ASPIRE offers compelling and accessible stories about the world-leading and policy-relevant work of changemakers in all Faculties and professional schools across York and encompasses both discovery and applied research.

In this issue:

Meet York University’s latest commercialization Fellows
Four budding researchers completed York University’s Commercialization Fellowship program, which enables them to develop their academic research into a commercially viable product.

York receives $300K from provincial agency to advance research commercialization
The new funding will enhance intellectual property and commercialization services for York researchers and their partners, particularly for increasing research outputs related to artificial intelligence, automotive and medical technology.

New Frontiers in Research Fund awards $2.4M to York University researchers
Seven projects led by York University researchers were awarded a combined $2.4 million from the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) in two of its funding streams: Exploration and Special Calls.

New organized research unit focused on water issues rides wave of early success, impact
OneWATER, a new organized research unit (ORU) at York University, is in its infancy but is already driving positive change.