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.

Measuring Canada’s Scaleup Potential

There seems to be a shift away from focusing on startups to focus on those companies in Canada that are scaling. This appears to have been predicated on the premise that Canada has become good at starting companies but is challenged at scaling them to world-class size.
This Impact Brief has been designed to develop a framework to measure Canada’s startup and scaleup rate in the technology sector.

What we found is that we still lag many of the US states including Pennsylvania, Illinois and Georgia and particularly Massachusetts, New York, and California at both starting and scaling companies. We hold our own however when compared to Europe.

Cross country startup internships inspire students

Nestled in the centre of British Columbia, Prince George is a natural paradise. While entrepreneurship is growing in the city, it is dominated by resource companies and service industries. But Mark Hartley and Emily Norum, students at the University of...

Science, engineering and commercialization experts

Transforming research into real products and industry solutions
SCIENCE TO SOCIETY