The dust has settled and our doors are open: the Faculty of Science’s newest entrepreneurship and experiential learning support framework is here!
The Science Innovation Hub is a physical laboratory workspace located in Earth Sciences and Chemistry room 319. We are supported by the Faculty of Science and will be housing student teams from a variety of programs including:
Velocity Science teams are also able to conduct integral pilot studies and work on creating physical prototypes within the Science Innovation Hub. The Science Innovation Hub team has assembled technical advisement resources drawing from faculty members across the Waterloo community to further support your growth.
For more information on this program and how to apply, please visit the Velocity Science website.
Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business
Conrad also offers Enterprise Co-op (E Co-op), in which students earn a co-op credit while building their own business, as well as ten BET courses covering topics such as Venture Creation, Commercialization Management, Social Entrepreneurship, and Entrepreneurial Behaviour. Their one-of-a-kind BETS program gives first year Engineering students a chance to explore the world of entrepreneurship through project-based micro work term placements while directly supporting seed and early stage startups by providing access to co-op students that they may not have had the resources to hire.
The Science Innovation Hub has built a multi-faceted collaboration with Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business centered around the E-coop and BETS programs. We’re offering physical laboratory workspace and access to all of the Science Innovation Hub’s resources for students who are committed to venture creation and growth during their E-coop work terms. We’re also integrating Science Innovation Hub teams as potential employers within the BETS program, providing support for first year Engineering students alongside our growing community of student entrepreneurs.
The Faculty of Science is proud to be connecting and collaborating with GreenHouse by providing physical workspace and technical guidance through the Science Innovation Hub for any GreenHouse teams who have a science-focused social entrepreneurship idea.
The Science Innovation Hub is proud to be the new home of the iGEM Waterloo team starting in 2020, providing ample lab space, operational infrastructure support, and an environment of driven, like-minded individuals to further stimulate the creativity and dedication that defines iGEM. To find out more about how you can become a part of the iGEM team, please go to their application page.
Think of us as the hub in a hub-and-spoke model, the central node of a nodal network. The Science Innovation Hub’s multi-layered framework is a coalescence of the innovative excellence across the University of Waterloo community in one physical space. We offer a research-ready laboratory space focused on supporting innovative scientific entrepreneurship and research within the UW campus ecosystem. With well-maintained communal equipment, a dedicated workshop, and connections to subject matter experts across campus, the Science Innovation Hub is more than ready to support your work.
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