The IC-IMPACTS Summer Institute is an annual program that equips Canadian and Indian graduate students with skills in research, innovation, commercialization, and leadership.
At IC-IMPACTS, we believe it is through a multi-disciplinary approach that the significant cross-fertilization of ideas can occur and innovative solutions emerge. The program strives to create long-term, meaningful connections between students, researchers, communities and industry around the world.
Built on the success of the inaugural 2015 Summer Institute on Optical Sensing Technologies hosted by the University of Toronto, the objective was to provide a forum for Canadian and Indian graduate students to engage in active dialogue about current and emerging nanotechnologies in the areas of safe and sustainable infrastructure, integrated water solutions and public health.
IC-IMPACTS 2015 Summer Institute provided a forum for Canadian and Indian graduate students to engage in active dialogue about current and emerging sensing technologies to monitor infrastructure, clean water and infectious diseases.
Throughout the program, academic researchers and industry representatives come together to share their experiences on mobilizing technologies for commercialization; speak about issues facing the industry; and identify emerging research challenges and opportunities for community-based application.