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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

A Delicate Balance

Effective intergovernmental coordination in research and innovation funding has been a persistent challenge in Canada. The dizzying mix of initiatives for research and innovation at both levels has also contributed to the coordination challenge, which has resulted in a patchwork of programs and co-matching requirements. Researchers and innovators are left to navigate a complex system of supports, seeking opportunities to help cover R&D costs.

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Science, engineering and commercialization experts

Transforming research into real products and industry solutions
SCIENCE TO SOCIETY