Science to Society

We believe that science is the foundation for a better quality of life.

Our vision is to be a place where you can connect with exceptional research, talent, training, innovative companies, and government to create products and services that benefit society.

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Advancing Industry Innovation

We leverage the expertise and resources of universities to create real products and solutions for our clients. Our core competencies are in the natural sciences and engineering.

We catalyze university research to create long-term impact for our industry clients. We accelerate research to market!


Enabling Student Startups

The Impact Centre nurtures the creation and growth of student-led start-ups that are developing innovative products and services rooted in the natural sciences and engineering.

We provide training to help graduate students, recent graduates, and researchers transform their discoveries into real products and services that benefit society.

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Training Innovators and Entrepreneurs

The Impact Centre offers research and industry-relevant training for professionals and students at all levels. We deliver speeches, workshops, undergraduate courses, and coordinate internship placements.

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Discover Innovation

Forging links between the disciplines of science and business to spark a meaningful discussion around how innovation actually happens. Discover the latest research, opinions and community news.

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Similarities in Canadian and American corporate innovation cultures

While many commentators claim that Canada lags behind the United States in its ability to innovate, we found no evidence of this in our recent study on corporate culture. While these results may appear inconsequential, they allow us to eliminate a potential cause of Canadian innovation problems by highlighting the similarities in the Canadian and American beliefs about a culture of innovation.

A summer of entrepreneurship training

by Dr. Richard McAloney The most enjoyable part of all of our training programs is in guiding students to tell the story behind their vision. Watching students bring their science to society is exciting and a core mission behind the Impact Centre. And we have had a...

Science, engineering and commercialization experts

Transforming research into real products and industry solutions


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The Impact Centre not only provides us a physical space and equipment to work, but also they provide us professional advice. They are the first people we share our achievements and failures. We feel more confident since we know there are people at the Impact Centre that we can trust them and ask for support.

Neda Ghazi

Research Director, Comfable