Ranked among the world’s top engineering schools, the Faculty of Engineering plays a significant role in helping McMaster University earn its reputation as one of Canada’s most innovative universities.
Our Faculty of Engineering enjoys strong links with industry in Canada, across North America and around the world. A range of strategic partnerships with industry, including joint funding of industrial research chairs, sharing of research equipment, transfer of intellectual property and consulting, providing industry with ideas, products and skilled people, and give faculty and students a way to stay on top of industry needs and to address the grand challenges facing our world.
We Support Industry Innovation and Commercialization
- Get a first-hand opportunity to recruit fresh talent trained to work with the newest technologies
- Apply fresh perspectives and expertise to your design and manufacturing challenges
- Explore new processes without shutting down operations
- Gain privileged access to unique facilities and state of the art equipment
- Obtain exclusive access to licensing of emerging technology development
McMaster Engineering Industry Innovation: In the News
McMaster has a long history and a respected reputation for working with the local Hamilton community and Canadian Industry. Our focus on experiential, problem-based learning and our inter-disciplinary approach to collaboration results in smarter insights and ground-breaking ideas that enable us to push the boundaries of discovery while exploring emerging areas and technologies that provide our connected businesses with greater competitive advantage in local and international markets.
Our collaborative approach enables us to connect industry with state of the art equipment, expertise and highly-skilled students. And it allows our students to jump start their careers by putting them in direct contact with industry ahead of graduation.
“Nobody wants to miss the next Uber or the next Airbnb…We’re seeing it already. VC’s will fly to…Hamilton to make sure they don’t miss the next giant…If you have a fresh idea, try it. Because that fresh perspective could be what disrupts industry.”Brandon Lee, Consul General to Canada in Silicon Valley, McMaster Alumnus ’99
Engineering Solutions for Industry
Our emerging talent and seasoned experts collaborate with governments, the private sector, and other institutions to discover, design and commercialize tomorrow’s most innovative technologies.
Learn how we are supporting key sectors in Canada and across the globe.
Industry and Innovation: In the News
Our researchers and students continue to make impact with our local and international industry partners, through use of our facilities, training highly qualified personnel, and collaborating on research and development projects. Below are some examples of the various ways that our researchers are supporting industry, and how industry is enriching our students’ experiential education.
Our researchers help industry realize their ideas and maximize their efficiencies.
Civil Engineer Saiedeh Razavi develops and tests high-tech and smart sensor-based solutions that help save lives in construction zones by detecting hazards near workers, equipment operators and vehicles in work zones.She is sharing her expertise with Dufferin Construction Co. and Fortran Traffic Systems Ltd.
Mechanical Engineer Jim Cotton is helping Pizza Pizza find ways to gather energy by harvesting heat from pizza ovens. With $3.8 M in funding from Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Research Fund, Cotton is developing integrated energy systems for small-scale industrial processes
For more about how our researchers are making impact for industry, click to learn about our research clusters & entrepreneurship ecosystem.