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.
Money matters to all of us, but not many of us learn about it early enough. Pinkfolio offers easy & essential personal finance training for young Canadians through its online platform and community-based workshops. The company recently released the first edition...read more
The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Innovation Post-Doctoral & Graduate Fellowships at The University of Toronto will support research and innovation at the University of Toronto. Three fellows a year will be selected – one post-doctoral fellowship valued at...read more
Mayrose Salvador and Alon Eisenstein from Pueblo Science recently brought some of their eye catching, messy and fun experiments to the Breakfast Television Montreal set. Through pH indicating dyes, a bit of dry ice and liquid nitrogen, the Pueblo Science pair...read more
Dr. Darren Anderson, Chief Communications Officer & VP Regulatory at Vive Crop Protection, recently spoke to Red River Farm Network about Vive’s flagship product, AZteroid, for sugar beet growers. The company’s AZteroid product is designed to be compatible with...read more
The Impact Centre runs undergraduate courses to educate students on the process of transforming scientific discoveries into products that benefit society. IMC200 – Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which is currently capped out with 500 students and over 100 on...read more
Taking place on September 22, 2016, the Pueblo Science Fundraiser 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 senses. All...read more
iMerciv came out on top of the Social Innovation category at the Canadian National Exhibition’s (CNE) Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition. The $5,000 prize and additional $5,000 in legal, accounting and PR services will be put to use to market iMerciv’s wearable...read more
Five Impact Centre companies were selected as finalists for the inaugural Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition at the 2016 Canadian National Exhibition’s (CNE) Innovation Garage. The 2016 CNE Innovation Garage was a three-day event showcasing Canadian innovation to...read more
As part of the Impact Centre’s mission to advance industry innovation, we recently completed a project with Toronto-based Morgan Solar. With support from the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), the Impact Centre developed a novel coating technology for Morgan Solar’s...read more
A Techno alumnus and Impact Centre resident company, Pathcore is creating the next generation of products to harness the power of digital pathology. The company recently launched its latest product Pathcore Web, a secure, browser-based platform for managing pathology...read more