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 interships 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 year earlier!

Prof. Cynthia Goh, Director

News & Updates

Undergraduate holography course wraps up another successful semester

Undergraduate holography course wraps up another successful semester

Posted by admin on Apr 3, 2014

With the warmer weather comes an end to the undergraduate academic year. This means that the Impact Centre’s highly popular course, Holography for 3D Visualization, is wrapping up with a critique of the students’ final holograms. The course brings together students...

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Spinesonics Medical celebrates its first birthday

Spinesonics Medical celebrates its first birthday

Posted by admin on Apr 3, 2014

Spinesonics Medical – a spin-off from U of T’s Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) and a Techno2013 participant – recently celebrated its first-year anniversary. The company has made quick progress over the past year: 2 provisional...

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Impact Centre staff participates in CTA@India: Entrepreneurship & Innovation Partnerships event

Impact Centre staff participates in CTA@India: Entrepreneurship & Innovation Partnerships event

Posted by admin on Apr 3, 2014

On March 26, a number of individuals, organizations and companies participated in an event designed to connect Canadian and Indian companies to encourage international collaborations and partnerships. Hosted at the offices of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, the event...

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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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