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ICE: Innovations Catalyst in Engineering


To build and strengthen mutually beneficial relationships between the Faculty of Engineering and companies worldwide.

To increase engagement between the Faculty of Engineering and industry through:

  • Matching industrial needs/problems/challenges with engineering expertise (including facilities)/solutions/technologies
  • Facilitating the exchange of ideas and perspectives
  • Anticipating corporate pain points
  • Advice and help for faculty with funding proposal involving industry

To support, promote, and accelerate the commercialization of McGill inventions and to inspire and encourage entrepreneurship through funding, education, and networking.


AWARDS: such as the William & Rhea Seath Awards in Engineering Innovation

OUTREACH: to professors, students, companies, and investors via one-on-one meetings, visits, and entrepreneur office hours.

ADVICE & HELP: for faculty and students in analyzing: Funding proposals involving industry; Commercial potential of their research; IP protection; Business model creation; Potential technology receptors and end-users.

ACTIVITIES: such as seminars, events, workshops, conferences on IP, licensing, start-ups, and funding opportunities


Katya Marc, M.Eng, MBA
Industry Liaison Manager
Macdonald Engineering Room 378,
Tel: 514-398-3355
katya [dot] marc [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)