U of T begins building new Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship!

Posted on August 2, 2015 Under Uncategorized

Maker Festival would not have been possible this year without the generous support of the University of Toronto. Education, entrepreneurship, engineering and innovation are closely intertwined and aligned with the Maker Movement – and we’re delighted to be supported by an institution that is building new structures to foster all of these.

Quite literally in fact! This year the University of Toronto broke ground on a brand new Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship, which will be the beginning of a new era for engineering research and education in the Faculty.

“The Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship is a much-needed response to the sweeping changes in the engineering profession,” said Dean Cristina Amon. “It will be a vibrant hub that harnesses the boundless energy and creativity of our engineering community by fostering experiential learning and heightening opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.”

There will be many multidisciplinary research labs and institutes that will call theScreen shot 2015-08-02 at 1.44.29 PM CEIE home, including water, sustainable energy, robotics and mechatronics, engineering leadership, multidisciplinary design and global engineering. Each hubs will bring together some of the most talented minds from across the Faculty, the University and beyond!

If you’d like to know more about some of the innovative projects going on at UofT are already working on you should take a look at the spray-on solar power technology currently being developed, the efforts toward turning renewable gas waste in to fertilizer, or this engineering startup that aims to lift language skills of underprivileged children.