About Us

SCIENCE TO SOCIETY

Our Vision

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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!

Our Mission

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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.

The Impact Centre community is rooted in the passion and knowledge of our members and friends.

Contact us to see how you can become a member of our vibrant ecosystem.

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.
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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.

society 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.

Culture of Collaboration

Culture of Collaboration

At the Impact Centre, we believe that a culture of collaboration and hard work is the basis for the successful transformation of research and technology into benefits to society.

People and Resources

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.

The Impact Centre was created in September 2013 and is rooted in nearly two decades of work with industry and entrepreneurship.

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.

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