Science to Society
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.
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.
Culture of collaboration
At the Impact Centre, we believe that a culture of collaboration and hard work is the basis for the successful transformation of research and technology into benefits to society.
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.
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.
Check our latest news to see what’s happening!
We are seeking the next batch of technopreneurs to join our community. Applications due Nov. 14!
Last week, iMerciv became the first Canadian recipient of Microsoft’s AI for Accessibility grant, which funds organizations that use artificial intelligence to empower people with disabilities.
The Impact Centre is working with ITIC to supercharge U of T startups with over $100,000 USD of investment. Established in 1979, Industrial Technology Investment Corporation (ITIC) is one of the oldest and most prestigous VC firms in Taiwan, investing across virtually...
The Impact Centre at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce a new collaborative research project with ANGLE Biosciences entitled “Optimization of chemiluminescent sensing microstructures.” ANGLE Biosciences Inc, a Toronto based subsidiary of ANGLE plc...
Today, the University of Toronto is scaling its innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities to a new level. Accelerated by a historic $100 million donation by Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman, the largest single gift in U of T's history and the largest gift ever...
The Impact Centre is announcing a new collaborative project with Star Chefs to understand the microbiome and the natural fermentation process in lentil batters that affect their shelf-life. Star Chefs is a Toronto-based company that manufactures fermented lentil...