Why Innovation York?

Through Innovation York, you’ll have access to York University’s 1,500 researchers. We have a strong record of partnership with industry, government and public sector in York Region and the Greater Toronto Area. We believe that strong local partnerships will help to make all of York Region — and Ontario — more globally competitive.

York’s research portfolio includes over $60 million in research income, with $10 million in research contracts for industry, government and non-government organizations, many of which have successfully leveraged federal and provincial funding for York and its partners.

For example, Innovation York’s team includes York University administrators and staff who have forged relationship between York University’s space researchers and the aerospace industry in Canada and abroad.

York currently leads several large industry-academic consortia, including the 3D Film Innovation Consortium (3D FLIC) and the Centre for Innovation in Information Visualization Data-Driven Design (CIV-DDD).

Other project-based examples include:

  • The Microwave-Assisted Continuous Flow Organic Synthesis project, which includes $800,000 in funding over four years from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC), along with financial and in-kind support from Bruker Spectropsin Inc., Dalton Pharma Services, Biotage Inc. and Syrris Inc.
  • A Faculty of Science & Engineering-led project that received $773,200 over three years to explore new therapies to treat metastatic cancers — secondary tumors that originate from a malignant primary tumor and subsequently invade different organs, with in-kind support from AB SCIEX LP.
  • A Faculty of Science & Engineering-led project that received $175,000 in combined funding from NSERC and Geodigital International Inc to develop software used in the automated change detection of 3D landscape objects for power line corridor mapping.

York University is York Region’s research and innovation university.
We work hard to sustain value-added, enterprise partnerships with the Regional Municipality of York, York Region’s nine municipalities, and other local government bodies.

Here’s a sample list of the organizations we’re working with.

York-Region and GTA

Canada and International