Welcome to the IDEATION LAB

Welcome to the Integrated Devices for Early disease Awareness and Translational applicatIONs Lab (IDEATION LAB) located in heart of Waterloo Region – one of the world's fastest growing tech sectors and the world's second highest start-up density after Silicon Valley.

The IDEATION LAB was established to provide the clinical community in Canada and abroad with tools for early disease detection and monitoring. Early detection is empowering for both clinicians and patients.  Time enables doctors and patients to make the best choices to facilitate the best outcomes.

At the IDEATION LAB we are working to create the next generation of integrated devices with the widest spectrum of possibilities and the shortest path from idea to implementation and test. Our goal is to improve quality of life and long-term survival in patients.

Employment opportunities

If you are interested in working with us, please check the department's employment opportunities page for openings.


Electrical and computer engineering professor, Mahla Poudineh, has been selected as a Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology Research Leader. The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) actively seeks recognition for its members to build research strength and raise their profile in order to achieve the international stature implicit of WIN membership.


Saturday, November 12, 2022

Mahla delivers talk at Diabetes Canada

Mahla delivered an invited talk at the 2022 Diabetes Canada/CSEM Professional Conference in Calgary. This conference is Canada’s most highly anticipated diabetes-related conference to learn about significant advances in diabetes research, treatment, and care.