Engine: The Faculty of Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centreub

The McGill Engine

The Faculty of Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre


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

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

Find out more here.


Katya Marc, M.Eng, MBA
Associate Director, McGill Engine
Macdonald Engineering Room 378,
Tel: 514-398-3355
katya.marc [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Katya works closely with faculty members and students on the promotion of technologies and expertise of the Faculty to potential partners and facilitates interaction between the various stakeholders in the projects to achieve successful collaborations and transfer of outstanding research from the labs to the marketplace.  She co-founded the McGill Engine and its programs. She has been working at McGill for over 20 years, servicing mainly the Faculty of Engineering for their research/service contract and intellectual property commercialization needs. Prior to joining McGill, Katya was an industrial technology advisor with the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC’s IRAP), and before that worked for Eastman Chemical Company in Canada, USA, and Malaysia for over six years in multiple areas: technical sales, process and development control, production, and technical service.
A three-time McGill graduate, Katya earned her B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees in Chemical Engineering, and her MBA from McGill.

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