Startup Slam

Beatboxing for biotech, miming for medical devices, a cappella for AI, singing for sustainability?

Check out Startup Slam, our upcoming performing arts-based startup competition on March 10!

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.

The Myth of the Better Mousetrap

October 31, 2019

If we are to stem the slow erosion of our innovation capabilities, then we must look to new opportunities to provide support to the innovation economy.

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