Welcome to IC-IMPACTS

IC-IMPACTS (the India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnerships to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability) is the first, and only, Canada-India Research Centre of Excellence established through the Canadian Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) as a Centre dedicated to the development of research collaborations between Canada and India. Built upon the vision of three of Canada’s leading research universities – The University of British Columbia, the University of Alberta, and the University of Toronto – IC-IMPACTS is a pan-Canadian and pan-Indian Centre bringing together researchers, industry leaders, community members and government agencies to work hand-in-hand to find solutions to the key challenges that affect the quality of life of millions of people in Indian and Canadian communities.

Our Vision

Working hand-in-hand with communities in Canada and India, IC-IMPACTS and its partners develop and implement community-based solutions to the most urgent needs of each nation, in the sectors of (1) integrated water management, (2) safe and sustainable infrastructure, (3) public health, and (4) food security. 

Our Mission

  • Acting as a gateway for bi-lateral engagement between Canada and India;


  • Driven by commitment to research excellence, IC-IMPACTS delivers a new model for Canada-India scientific collaborations;


  • Providing a foundation for partnership between the two countries and facilitating the advancement of innovation and economic growth;


  • Providing new pathways in commercialization and enhancing the competitiveness and prosperity of industrial sectors;


  • Training the next generation of entrepreneurs with essential skills in research, innovation, commercialization, and leadership;


  • Implementing solutions in communities, particularly in Canadian Indigenous communities.