Partnerships and Collaborations

Partnerships and Collaborations

Connecting students, researchers, and industry to collaborate on projects that address technical and globally relevant challenges and fostering clusters in areas as diverse as solid-state lighting, synthetic biology, nanomaterials, and high-tech devices.

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Entrepreneurship and Industry-Relevant Training

Entrepreneurship and Industry-Relevant Training

Running an intensive entrepreneurship training program (Techno) to create technology start-ups, providing courses and internships for undergraduates, and maintaining industry-relevance through ongoing applied research contracts with companies.

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Advancing Research and Innovation

Advancing Research and Innovation

Meshing the expertise of our faculty members who pursue leading-edge research in the natural sciences, with world-leadership in technology development in target areas.


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From Einstein’s “stimulated emission” to the first commercial use of lasers took over 50 years! At the Impact Centre, our goal is to turn revolutionary knowledge from the university swiftly into products that benefit society. Imagine how many lives could have been saved had MRI machines been available even just a few years earlier!

Prof. Cynthia Goh, Director

News & Updates

Company Highlight – iamsick.ca

Company Highlight – iamsick.ca

Posted by admin on Oct 9, 2014

After taking part in frosh week activities on a half dozen university campuses in Ontario, iamsick.ca is helping a new cohort of undergraduate students find nearby healthcare services. iamsick.ca (a Techno2013 participant) was founded by Ryan Doherty and Sherry-Lynn...

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Informed: A new undergraduate career series

Informed: A new undergraduate career series

Posted by admin on Oct 9, 2014

The Impact Centre is launching a new series of career seminars for science students. The first workshop, which will take place October 23 (4-7 pm), is centered on technical/scientific sales. It will be led by a Ph.D. biophysicist with extensive experience in sales of...

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Sound Options selected as a winner in Lion’s Lair competition

Sound Options selected as a winner in Lion’s Lair competition

Posted by admin on Oct 9, 2014

Sound Options Tinnitus Treatments, a Techno2012 participant, was recently selected as one of the winners of the Lion’s Lair competition in Hamilton. The company uses leading-edge neuroscience research to create customized sound therapy for patients who suffer from...

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Our Programs

Entrepreneurship Training

Impact Centre

at the University of Toronto

The Impact Centre is a cross-disciplinary R&D institute dedicated to creating value to society based on university research excellence in the natural sciences. We operate at the nexus of chemistry, physics, biology, engineering, materials science, nanotechnology and photonics, and are supported by world-leading faculty members, spanning various units at the University of Toronto.

 

What is the “physical sciences” sector? When people think of innovation, they think of internet and mobile, or perhaps drugs. Yet the biggest part of our life is about the “physical world” – the clothes we wear, the light, the paint, the cars… innovation in this sector means a better quality of life.

 

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