iDeaWORKS is Mohawk College’s applied research and innovation department. We help Canadian and international businesses, non-profits, governments and other organizations grow and innovate through applied research and innovation projects.
An acronym for innovation, design thinking, entrepreneurship, and applied research, iDeaWORKS collaborates closely with industry to commercialize ideas and improve business productivity by providing access to knowledge, staff, state-of-the-art labs and research capacity.
Mohawk College is recognized as one of Canada's top 50 Research Colleges (Opens in new window).
iDeaWORKS activities and services include:
- Research, design, develop, prototype, test and commercialize new products, processes and technologies
- Training and mentorship opportunities
- Teaming services
- Access to Mohawk’s facilities and equipment
- Access to funding programs
- Events and networking opportunities
Have a project idea? Contact iDeaWORKS.
How does iDeaWORKS work?
Mohawk faculty, staff and students collaborate with industry partners to complete real-world projects, which are often funded by provincial and federal agencies. These projects aim to address specific industry needs and to provide small businesses and other organizations with access to the resources they require to become more productive, innovative and competitive.
Areas of Specialization
At iDeaWORKS, we have three main areas of focus: eHealth/mHealth, Energy and Additive Manufacturing. iDeaWORKS can also partner on projects that don't fit within the expertise available in our research centres but are linked to Mohawk's other areas of knowledge. Our research centres are supported by specialized facilities that provide our partners with access to leading-edge equipment, technical know-how and training opportunities.