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

Company Highlight – Illuster Technologies

Company Highlight – Illuster Technologies

Posted by admin on Sep 11, 2014

Before participating in Techno2014, Illuster Technologiesalready had a product and a big first customer. The company had developed a custom electronics lab kit that allows users to experiment with various circuits and electronic components. It had sold units to the...

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NuPhysics awarded Talent Edge

NuPhysics awarded Talent Edge

Posted by admin on Sep 11, 2014

NuPhysics, a participant in Techno2013, specializes in solving complex problems involving flows of liquids and gases – vital for oil and gas exploration, pharmaceuticals, fuel cell development, high-speed aircraft as well as water and wastewater treatment. The...

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SJ&E awarded $100,000 Stars in Global Health grant

SJ&E awarded $100,000 Stars in Global Health grant

Posted by admin on Sep 11, 2014

Grand Challenges Canada recently held a special event to announce the latest recipients of its Stars in Global Health program who are implementing their innovations in ASEAN member countries. The $100,000 grants fund breakthrough innovations that have the potential to...

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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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