The Materials Innovation Lab is designed to match materials and manufacturing challenges from industry with student capacity from advanced design, engineering, and technical programs at Vancouver’s universities and colleges.
Why is this important?
Over the past year, we have engaged with design educators, instructors and academics who have been struggling to find meaningful and impactful design and engineering projects for their students and student-researchers.
At the same time, our work with green economy businesses has revealed a need for better access to research, design, and prototyping resources for tackling circular economy challenges.
This project aims to strengthen circular economy research & development by matching real challenges from industry with researchers, designers, and prototyping resources in academia and the community.