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

Lumentra awarded OCE commercialization grant

Lumentra awarded OCE commercialization grant

Posted by admin on Feb 11, 2015

Lumentra was recently awarded a second stage Vouchers for Innovation and Productivity (VIP II) grant for the co-development of advanced thermal management solutions for LED lighting. This funding will support the longtime collaboration between Lumentra and Professor...

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Company Spotlight – iMerciv

Company Spotlight – iMerciv

Posted by admin on Feb 5, 2015

Co-founded by longtime friends Arjun Mali and Bin Liu, iMerciv is working to empower and provide independence to those without vision. Since participating in Techno2014, the pair have developed a small, discreet, and wearable clip that leverages existing ultrasound...

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Pueblo Science obtains charitable status

Pueblo Science obtains charitable status

Posted by admin on Jan 25, 2015

Pueblo Science, a non-profit resident of the Impact Centre dedicated to advancing science education around the world, was recently awarded charitable status by the Canadian Revenue Agency. This is a significant milestone for the organization, allowing them to issue...

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