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Engine Highlights 2020-2021

About Us

About Us

The McGill Engine Centre out of the Faculty of Engineering, focuses on stimulating and supporting technologically-based innovation and entrepreneurship at McGill University in collaboration with the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship and the Office of Innovation and Partnership

We are a Mitacs-approved incubator for their Accelerate Entrepreneur program.


Leveraging the Faculty of Engineering’s research and educational programs, the McGill Engine’s missions are:

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Helping to develop the next-generation of McGill technological innovators and entrepreneurs by providing education and advice, funding, and project mentorship.

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Promoting and accelerating the commercialization of inventions and software out of the Faculty of Engineering through funding, coaching, and connections.

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Increasing engagement and R&D collaborations between innovation-driven companies and the Faculty of Engineering by providing matching and facilitation services.


For the McGill Engine community to make a positive impact and contribute value to the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems, locally, regionally, nationally, and worldwide.

Impact since 2013

$1,11M+in grants, awards, prizes, stipends and fellowships awarded300+project applications reviewed
5300+attendees in over 180 events, seminars & workshops154projects/ventures supported
1270+students & professors advised/coached800+company interactions for R&D collaboration


* Updated March 2022

Annual Report

  • Sept. 1 2020 - Aug. 31 2021

            -PDF icon McGill Engine Annual Report (2020-2021)

  • Sept. 1 2019 - Aug. 31 2020

            -PDF icon McGill Engine Annual Report (2019-2020)


  • Sept. 1 2020 - Aug. 31 2021

            -PDF icon Engine Infographic (2020 - 2021)




Questioning the status quo and trying to better understand the world around us


Promote sharing and involvement of everyone to achieve common goals.


Caring about each other, staying involved and giving back


Working in a way that integrates social, economic, and environmental dimensions equitably within the limits of a finite planet.


Persevere even when encountering difficulties or failures believing you can be a positive change agent.


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