INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

What can entrepreneurs teach us about social change?  Is nature the next hot start-up?

From Ernest Rutherford’s discovery of radioactivity to the invention of the first artificial blood cell, McGill has always been home to world-changing discoveries. Today, our students and faculty members are driven to bring their great ideas from the classroom to the community through social and commercial start-ups and creative partnerships supported by McGill’s global network of successful alumni. Students are winning international acclaim for innovations that will help address food insecurity in impoverished communities, new technologies that will transform health care, and engineering solutions ranging from electric vehicle infrastructure to advanced construction materials. And McGill professors are not only leading advances in areas like biomedicine, robotics and machine intelligence, they are providing expert mentoring and guidance for the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

HOW WILL THE AI REVOLUTION CHANGE OUR LIVES?

Joelle Pineau is a William Dawson Scholar and Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science.

COMPETITION BRINGS OUT THE BEST IDEAS

Since its creation in 1988, the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship has been steadily benefiting the innovation economy in Quebec and Canada.

BUILDING LIVING, BREATHING SUPERCOMPUTERS

Bioengineering researchers at McGill have created a model bio supercomputer that is a whole lot smaller than current supercomputers, uses much less energy, and uses proteins present in all living cells to function. What was once the stuff of science fiction, is now just science.

HELPING GREAT IDEAS GROW

The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program is helping to launch student ventures and careers and recently initiated an academic minor in agribusiness entrepreneurship partnering with the Desautels Faculty.