Residency – District 3 Innovation Center

Transform Your Future

Break down the barriers of your discipline by turning ideas into practical solutions for companies and researchers. Through this experience, you will be challenged to grow professionally and personally.

  • + Intensive Training

    Our thorough training equips you with the confidence and tools to work in a team and apply innovation techniques through product development.

  • + Tangible Work Experience

    Get to work on a real company challenge and gain valuable skills needed in a competitive landscape of growing complexity.

  • + Immersive Curriculum

    Be part of an enriching and holistic learning experience involving team building, storytelling, idea exploration, experimentation and development.

Get Real-World Experience

  • + Build Relationships

    Expand your knowledge by growing your network with a wide range of fellow peers, industry leaders, researchers, and experts.

  • + Multidisciplinary Approach

    Work in a diverse team, tear down the boundaries between people and fields and tackle complex sets of challenges.

  • + Meaningful Support

    Receive support from our instructors throughout product development with specialized workshops and personalized feedback.

Meet the Facilitators

Charlie Gedeon

Design Strategist

Diana Horqque

Design Instructor

Lindsey Carter

Residency Coordinator

Over 10 Projects Launched

Jason Hai Dang, District 3 Resident

“It’s working on a real-life project that requires skills that are not necessarily what you study, but go beyond that.”

Kelly McManus, District 3 Resident

“I feel more confident in the value of my ideas, how to work and communicate with a multidisciplinary team and how to conceive of ideas in terms of real-world needs, practicality and solutions.”

Our projects span from all industries and technologies, including:

  • Health & Wellness

  • Smart Cities

  • Action Sports

  • Transportation

  • Fintech

  • Sustainability

  • Fashion

  • Identification Security

Are you ready to join a project?

Here’s what we look for.

  • Current or Recent Graduate

    You’re a current or recent graduate and available for 13 weeks full-time.

  • Curious & Open Minded

    You take on impossible challenges, seek fresh perspectives, and want to be part of the new generation of innovation leaders.

  • Collaboration over ego

    You’re comfortable with high levels of collaboration and a dynamically shifting work environment.

Join Residency 2020


How can I apply?

You can apply directly to the different projects we have available on the website. If there are no opportunities listed, you can join the waitlist and you will automatically be considered when a project is available.

How long do residencies last?

Our residency typically lasts 13 weeks and are full-time internships.

I’m an international student attending Concordia University, can I apply for residencies?

The residencies are considered to be on-campus work opportunities. Please refer to Concordia University’s International Students Office to gain more information around whether you are eligible to work in Canada with the permit or visa you may be holding.

Am I eligible to apply if I am not a Concordia student or recent graduate?

Yes, we welcome residents spanning from all universities, backgrounds, disciplines, and industries.