Our Science & Deep Tech Program is aimed for startups and researchers who are developing a product or idea derived from academic research and based on tangible scientific discoveries or engineering innovations. Specific attention is lent to helping the entrepreneur focus initiatives on transactions, marketing, and distribution. By offering access to experts, coaches and mentors, the program will provide you with customized content and guidance based on your current needs and depending on your stage of development.
Examples of Science & Deep Tech Sectors:
The Biolab is a fully equipped level 2 research lab available for teams to work on their projects. The lab is equipped with regular lab equipment, such as analytical balance PH meter, pipettes, electrophoresis equipment, as well as specialized equipment,such as real time PCR machines and microscopes with digital cameras. Besides the lab equipment, there is access to other specialized equipment in the Concordia Science Pavilion located on the Loyola Campus.
The District 3 Makerspace is place to test, develop and prototype your ideas into concrete projects that could potentially become a viable business model. The Makerspace is equipped with the basic tools such as wrenches, hammers, soldering machines, basic electronics, as well as more specialized machinery, such as the CNC machine, Laser cutter, and a variety of 3D printers. Open to the community, it is also a place to learn about new technologies, how to use them and think about design decisions through the development of your project.
Developing a product, service or idea derived from academic research and based on tangible scientific discoveries or engineering innovations.
Please note that ‘apps’ will not be considered for the program. Make sure to check out our other programs if you have a web or mobile app, such as the BMV.
Having a patented idea or you are in the process of applying for a patent.
Completed or are completing a graduate degree that is relevant to your idea, service or product. Please note that undergraduates completing a capstone or research project may be considered for the program.
“Ananda devices has developed highly specialized products for scientific research. Communicating a coherent and clear message regarding the benefits of our products has been challenging. The BMV in the Science & Deep Tech cohort has allowed us to hone our value proposition and to create improved marketing and sales material. Without the coaching from District 3, progress would have been much slower and our message to our customers would have been much less clear.”