LEADING ACADEMIC RESOURCES
Our academic partners provide access to innovative educational programs, research and development, and faculty and student resources to support the work of Innovation Factory clients. Innovation Factory clients benefit from direct connections to departments that can help accelerate their success.
Email us to learn more or gain access to any of these academic resources.ACCESS RESOURCES
The Centre for Integrated Transportation and Mobility (CITM) supports start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises that are developing the next generation of connected and autonomous vehicle, smart mobility, and smart transportation technology. CITM works with Education, Government, Technology, R&D, as well as Funding & Investment partners to support innovators to focus, develop, and grow their business.CITM RESOURCES
Located in Hamilton, Ontario, McMaster University boasts an international reputation for the innovative educational programming offered by the Faculties of Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science, and Social Sciences, the DeGroote School of Business, the Arts and Science Program, and Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition.
As one of only four Canadian universities ranked among the top 70 in the world by the major global ranking systems, McMaster is also consistently named one of Canada’s most research-intensive universities. With more than 31,000 students and over 70 research institutes, McMaster prides itself as a hub for innovation, discovery and growth.MCMASTER UNIVERSITY
Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology is located in the city of Hamilton, within the Golden Horseshoe of Ontario, Canada. Publicly funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities, Mohawk is a member of the Association of Community Colleges of Canada (ACCC).
As a fully accredited college, Mohawk provides leadership in applied research and works closely with regional employers to develop a skilled and workplace-ready labour supply through collaborative planning, co-op programs, and work-integrated learning initiatives. Mohawk responds to specific and emerging needs by offering customized credential programs and industry-supported labs and training.MOHAWK COLLEGE
The Student Success Centre is one of many partners representing the Hire McMaster initiative. Our goal is to connect employers with talented students and alumni who are eager to contribute their skills and perspective. We provide services to support employers with recruitment, on-campus branding and awareness, events, and diversity and inclusion practices in the workplace. Some of the ways we help our employer partners include mentorship programs, project support, career fairs, panel opportunities, job postings and more. As a leading educational and research institution in Canada and the world, our goal is to continue fostering connectivity and engaging our community partners with personalized, outcome-driven support and resources. Let us know how we can help you succeed.HIRE MCMASTER
The Agency is an experiential learning facility operating within the McKeil School of Business at Mohawk College. Students from a variety of programs including Advertising, Public Relations, Marketing, Graphics, Broadcast Media, Journalism and Photography collaborate in developing real-world marketing and communications solutions for selected businesses in the greater Hamilton area.THE AGENCY
Mohawk’s Co-op Services assist with recruitment needs. Whether you are looking to hire a Co-op student or post jobs for students and graduates, they will connect you with exceptional candidates.
Computer Systems Technology – Software Development
From web apps and mobile apps to systems analysis and database design, this course teaches the development of software that everyone wants to use. Innovation Factory clients have been selected to participate in the COMP-CO867 Software Engineering Project course at Mohawk College, with Faculty member Mark Yendt. These clients work with students over 14 weeks to complete specific, industry-relevant projects.CO-OPERATIVE EDUCATION
With a wide range of expertise, McMaster staff are a resource for the development of community-campus partnerships in Hamilton.
The Office of Community Engagement can help you move your ideas into action by creating opportunities to build relationships, share knowledge, and to ultimately make a difference through your work. They work to develop and support multi-stakeholder collaboration because a variety of perspectives, skills, and approaches are required to address the complex challenges facing our communities.THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
In 2007, a pressing need and desire for change by business leaders, civic leaders across all levels of government, and academics specializing in the study of transportation and logistics resulted in the formation of the McMaster Institute for Transportation & Logistics (MITL). Through alliances with private and public stakeholder organizations, MITL strives to advance evidence-based solutions for more sustainable movement of goods and people.MCMASTER INSTITUTE FOR TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS
An innovative multi-disciplinary school within the Faculty of Engineering. They blend their focus between academic theory, engineering practice and understanding how to leverage technology to create solutions and produce value for society. The School supports regional development, growth and sustainability by helping community partners discover and adopt new and emerging practices and technologies needed to flourish in the global economy. Discover the many ways the School engages with a variety of partners – industry, government and the not-for-profit sector – in the Greater Hamilton Area and beyond.W BOOTH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
The W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology’s new Learning Factory is a world-class facility that simulates the factory of the future. The facility, located in the basement of the Engineering Technology Building, introduces advanced manufacturing technologies to students and industry partners and provides the opportunity to work on hands-on projects to improve individual manufacturing processes.W BOOTH LEARNING FACTORY
Building entrepreneurial capacity for identifying health innovation opportunities and accelerating the development of new medical technologies. Courses and programs offered by this department include Health Ventures, Clinical Health Innovation Program, Innovators in Scrubs and The Clinic.MICHAEL G. DEGROOTE HEALTH INNOVATION, COMMERCIALIZATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
IDEAWORKS is Mohawk’s active hub of applied research and innovation that fills the space between research and solutions by delivering customized support to organizations. IDEAWORKS works side-by-side with startups, established companies and community organizations to address their challenges firsthand, often accessing government grants and leveraging industry-sponsored projects to make applied research opportunities possible.
Discover applied research at Mohawk College including Additive Manufacturing, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Big Data, Cybersecurity, Digital Accessibility, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), Energy & Power, Healthcare, Industrial Internet of Things, Social Innovation, Sustainability.IDEAWORKS
A leading research centre in metal additive manufacturing, the Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC) provides designers and manufacturers with a collaborative applied research environment in which to explore the technology on an industrial scale. The Centre’s focus is on supporting industrial adoption of advanced manufacturing and industry 4.0 technologies for increased efficiency and better product design.
Industry partners can access laser sintering capabilities (utilizing metal (DMLS) and plastic (SLS) powders), fused deposition modelling (FDM), optical and scanning electron microscopy to characterize materials, and a trained research team to operate the labs and collaborate on projects. AMIC projects help industry with innovative product (re)design and development; manufacturing process optimization; and new materials development. Workshops and specialized training are also available to industry.ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING INNOVATION CENTRE
The mHealth & eHealth Development and Innovation Centre (MEDIC) conducts digital health applied research, provides advanced skill development services and leads the design, development and testing of electronic medical records (EMR) systems, patient health records (PHR) systems, clinical assessment tools, and patient-facing mobile and web application development and device integration. MEDIC’s Digital Health User Experience Lab, the only one of its kind in southern Ontario, supports MEDIC’s usability research team to offer customized user-testing and validation of new and existing products and solutions.MHEALTH & EHEALTH DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION CENTRE
Beyond Research – Commercialization
The McMaster Industry Liaison Office (MILO) supports the research endeavours at McMaster University by connecting companies with our faculty and students for research collaborations and access to unique research facilities. In addition, MILO is the technology transfer office for the university and its affiliated hospitals and provides resources to facilitate in the commercialization of research through licensing out of McMaster inventions to companies or spin-offs to create economic and social benefit for the region and Canada.THE MCMASTER INDUSTRY LIAISON OFFICE
The Forge is a business incubator funded by McMaster University, serving novel and scalable startups in the Hamilton, Greater Toronto and Niagara Regions. Launched in 2015, the business incubator works hands-on with entrepreneurs to develop their business ideas from ideation and validation to growth. The Forge is sector agnostic and offers cohort-based programming. Clients receive expert mentorship, non-dilutive seed funding, investor introductions, office space, entrepreneurial workshops, access to a well-equipped makerspace and numerous services to ensure success. The Forge does not take equity in the startups they support.THE FORGE