Awards, grants, new companies, program announcements, and other exciting news. The IOS is a busy place, so keep up to date with what is going on.








Lectures from leading scientists, workshops on technical commercialization, industry events, and many others. Check out our listings or subscribe to our calendar to be kept in the loop on our latest events.






The Solid State Lighting Network was created by the IOS to catalyze Canadian adoption of new Solid State Lighting (SSL) technology by bringing together researchers, industries, end-users and public agencies.






The Impact Centre focuses on accelerating the translation of fundamental scientific knowledge into benefits to society. It expands the grassroots industry clusters to new areas, increase its offerings in entrepreneurship education to students and more closely interact with industry and researchers to proactively generate new knowledge based on industry needs.

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What is the IOS?

The IOS, an independent institute within the University of Toronto, aims to bring together a community of students, researchers, and industry leaders to help advance science, engineering, business, and society. We accomplish this by delivering events and programs focused around three main pillars: Discovery, Education, and Entrepreneurship.