About UsSCIENCE TO SOCIETY
The Impact Centre strives to bring science to society.
We believe that science is the foundation for a better quality of life. Research, invention, and innovation are considered among the key contributors to economic development and sustainability of communities in Canada and around the world.
Our vision is to be a place where you can connect with exceptional research, talent, innovative companies, and government to create products and services that benefit society.
We leverage the expertise and resources of universities to create real products and solutions for our clients.
We look forward to connecting with you to create even more impact!
We generate impact through industry projects and partnerships, entrepreneurial companies, and training.
We bridge the gap between the university and industry to accelerate the development of new or improved products and services. We work with graduate students and researchers to help them commercialize their discoveries. We provide supplemental training for students at all levels to ease their transition into future careers.
Our Connector System
Whether you are an industry client, a graduate student with an entrepreneurial spirit, a seasoned business expert, or an undergraduate student, we can help you create impact through science. At the Impact Centre, we work in a number of ways to translate research and know-how into real products with real impact.
We provide technical and early-stage guidance to help researchers and graduate students take their discoveries from the lab to the marketplace. We proactively talk to industry to identify how we can help solve specific technical challenges. We train students to prepare them for transition to the job market. For us, all of these pieces are deeply interconnected.
We understand the challenges individuals or companies face in accessing research. Our Connector System is a framework that lowers barriers to working with the university.
Focus on the outcome!
We carefully evaluate every industry request. We leverage our in-house expertise or tap into our extensive network to find a suitable academic partner for your specific need.
Providing entrepreneurs with the guidance they need!
Impact Centre entrepreneurs get the support they need to commercialize their research and create their own jobs.
Building a community!
Our partners, mentors, sponsors, and friends are introduced to incredible technologies and bright entrepreneurs who are passionate about changing the future through science and engineering.
People and Resources
Our team has a strong track record of working at the intersection of research and industry. We are passionate and driven to create impact through science and research.
We are proud to be an independent institute at the University of Toronto that caters to researchers and companies in the natural sciences and the engineering.
Check our latest news to see what’s happening!
The mentorship and support provided by the Impact Centre have been crucial for our development as a young startup. It is a great environment to be working in for anyone wishing to create a positive impact on society through science and technology.
Pueblo Science is hosting its annual fundraiser on September 22. The event is a unique celebration set against a futuristic theme featuring molecular gastronomy sampling, a mixology show, related science tricks, and a live performance that will stimulate all five...read more
Techno2016 alumnus Peel Heel recently placed third at the RESNA Student Design Competition. Peel Heel is a set of fashionable footwear designed for older adults who have difficulty putting on their shoes. The RESNA competition is an annual showcase of creative and...read more
The Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) recently announced the winners of its ONtrepreneurs (Ontario Neurotech Entrepreneurs) Program. Of the six 2016 awardees, two are Techno alumni. Arjun Mali, co-founder of iMerciv, is creating an affordable wearable device for the...read more
With the Rio Olympics in full swing, a U of T and Techno alumnus is giving boxers the upper hand. Hysko, the company created by Khalil Zahar has created a device that, through precise measurement of hand movements combined with machine learning, is able to determine...read more
Executives from Techno alumnus company BreqLabs are heading to Shenzhen to participate in the first batch of HTC’s new ViveX Accelerator program. Designed to accelerate the development of virtual reality (VR) hardware and software, the four-month accelerator will...read more
The Clearly Vision Prize is focusing money and support on delivering one of the most basic needs of all – sight. The competition is bringing together innovators across diagnostics, training, treatment and new data technologies to compete for a series of prizes...read more
The Impact Centre’s flagship internship course, IMC390 – Internships in New Ventures, is now accepting student applications. The course provides students the opportunity to gain experience and have meaningful accomplishments, while working with an early...read more
Are you interested in the future of medical imaging? Want to work in an exciting startup environment? Pathcore is looking for you. The software startup specializes in wholeslide digital pathology image management and analysis software and is looking to fill three...read more
The Impact Centre has developed a unique approach to Experiential Learning that addresses the needs of both budding entrepreneurs as well as budding professionals. This past month, the Impact Centre’s experiential learning educator Dr. Alon Eisenstein presented the...read more
QTemp is a new application from Techno alumnus Comfable that gives you personalized sun safety advice and makes it easy to enjoy spending time outdoors without worrying about sun exposure. The app provides users with the temperature, humidity, and UV index of their...read more