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 new 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 Centre bringing together researchers, industry innovators, community leaders, government agencies, and community organizations from across India and Canada, 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 three sectors of (1) integrated water management, (2) safe and sustainable infrastructure, and (3) public health. 

Our Mission

  • Driven by a commitment to research excellence and partnership, IC-IMPACTS delivers a new model for international collaboration that ensures on-the-ground change in local communities.
  • IC-IMPACTS is a portal for multisector engagement between Canada and India, providing new pathways for leadership in commercialization and innovation, and enhancing the competitiveness and prosperity of their industrial sectors.
  • Reaffirming Canada and India’s international reputation in leadership in research and innovation through a program that demonstrates clear benefits to partner communities, industrial sectors, and capacity-building initiatives. IC-IMPACTS provides a collaborative foundation for partnership between the two countries facilitating the advancement of innovation and economical growth.
  • By implementing solutions in communities, IC-IMPACTS trains and equips a generation of entrepreneurial innovators with essential skills in research, innovation, commercialization, and leadership. These “innovation leaders” will continue the work of IC-IMPACTS around the world, driving knowledge economies and enabling enduring social change.