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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Our Impact in 2016

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1397

Event Participants

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590

Students in Courses

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17

Industry Projects

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88

Companies Started*

*Cumulatively from 2010–2016

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!

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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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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.

Read more

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!

Explore

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.

Join us

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.
Learn more

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.
Discover Now

Canada’s Patent Puzzle

The prevalent Canadian narrative is that as a country, we struggle to compete in the global innovation economy. One metric that is often cited as proof of this is the number of patents we are granted in comparison with other advanced countries. In this Brief, we have...

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You know the science, now bring it to the world. Techno is an elite entrepreneurship training program for the top science and engineering students and recent graduates who want to create high-impact technology-based startups. As a scientists or engineer, you are the...

Science, engineering and commercialization experts

Transforming research into real products and industry solutions

Featured Event

Alibaba Venture Hours @ Impact Centre

On Friday, May 19, senior representatives from Hong Kong’s Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund (AEF) and CoCoon Ignite Ventures are visiting the Impact Centre. Register for a free networking event where you can hear them present their investment opportunities and services to U of T’s entrepreneurs. If you have any plans to expand your startups into China and the broader Asian market, this is an invaluable opportunity to make connections!

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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

SCIENCE TO SOCIETY