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.
The Impact Centre community is rooted in the passion and knowledge of our members and friends.
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.
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.
Steadiwear Inc, an alumnus of the Impact Centre's Techno entrepreneurship training program, has won a national ideathon competition hosted by the AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence and HACKING HEALTH. The company's device is a lightweight, compact and...read more
The Impact Centre has successfully optimized and tested an anti-dust coating for Morgan Solar’s unique concentrated solar photovoltaic technology. Dust and debris can cause significant reduction in efficiency, and this new coating will ensure that Morgan Solar’s...read more
The Impact Centre is bringing Entrepreneurship 100: Conversations back to the University of Toronto. Entrepreneurship 100 is a live-only experience connecting curious people with diverse entrepreneurs. Featuring an interactive Q&A conversation and and a chance to meet...read more
The next chapter in Allanson International’s partnership with the Impact Centre has begun. The new project, which will receive Vouchers in Productivity (VIP 1) funding from Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), seeks to develop easy-to-install LED retrofits for kitchen...read more
The Impact Centre strives to build a learning experience that brings education and the work environment together. Known as work-integrated learning (WIL), this type of experience has become increasingly popular over the last several years. Work-integrated learning is...read more
Techno pitch day is always an exciting event at the Impact Centre. It is a day where the Techno teams are able to demonstrate their determination and hard work. They get to share their stories, technologies and business pitches with their peers, the Impact Centre...read more
The Impact Centre at the University of Toronto and Northumberland CFDC are strengthening their partnership to support entrepreneurship and innovation. The two organizations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that brings the Impact Centre’s suite of business...read more
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...read more
On Friday March 31, the University of Toronto hosted the largest gathering of entrepreneurs, startups, incubators and accelerators in the history of the University. The Startup Showcase, part of Entrepreneurship@UofT Week, brought together 60+ startups and 9...read more
This Thursday, March 30, the Impact Centre will host the final session of Entrepreneurship 100: Conversations Series 2. Taking place during Entrepreneurship Week at U of T, the topic of this session is Financing. Our panelists for the session are: Dr. Pooja...read more