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

iamsick.ca featured in the Toronto Star

iamsick.ca featured in the Toronto Star

Posted by admin on Jul 16, 2014

Techno2013 graduate company iamsick.ca was recently featured in the Toronto Star for their app and website that help consumers find nearby health-care providers who speak 25 languages. Citing the difficulty many newcomers have in finding proper care and the lack of...

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NuPhysics awarded Grand Challenges Canada Stars in Global Health Award

NuPhysics awarded Grand Challenges Canada Stars in Global Health Award

Posted by admin on Jul 16, 2014

NuPhysics, a Techno2013 participant, was recently honoured with a Stars in Global Health award from Grand Challenges Canada. Funded by the Government of Canada, Grand Challenges Canada developed the Stars in Global Health program to use scientific/technical, social...

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Current and past Techno participants awarded commercialization fellowships

Posted by admin on Jul 16, 2014

A high-precision motion sensing glove, a novel catalyst, and a drug testing platform that more closely resembles human tissue and blood are three of the technologies recently awarded Heffernan Commercialization Fellowships, and all of them have either previously...

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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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