IDEAWORKS fills the space between research and solutions by delivering customized support to organizations.
Innovation helps organizations grow. In some instances, what’s needed to achieve success is not available within the organization. Enter IDEAWORKS, Mohawk’s active hub of applied research and innovation.
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Complete this form to tell us about your organization or project, and we will reach out to discuss how IDEAWORKS can help you achieve success.
How can we help your organization?
We work side-by-side with startups, established companies and community organizations to address their challenges firsthand, often accessing government grants and leveraging industry sponsored projects to make applied research opportunities possible.
- We enhance teams with specialized expertise from Mohawk faculty, staff and students.
- We provide access to specialized, industry leading equipment and one-of-a-kind comprehensive facilities.
- We help to de-risk new technology adoption through testing and trials.
Discover applied research at Mohawk College
Additive Manufacturing, part of industry 4.0 is one of the most revolutionary technology applications in the manufacturing sector. We assist companies in exploring additive manufacturing (plastic, metal and resin) and materials characterization.
Augmented & Virtual Reality
AR and VR arebeing integrated into almost every industry sector, from marketing to construction to healthcare. Our researchers, along with EON Reality, can help develop your ideas in the AVR Innovation Academy and the EON AVR Development Lab.
The data you collect every day is valuable. Mohawk’s expertise in data analytics can help you develop an effective strategy to use business intelligence and data analytics. The result? Better decisions that grow your business.
Cybersecurity threats impact all industries and all sizes of companies. Mohawk College’s faculty and student research expertise in network and data security, along with our Cybersecurity Lab, can help you find the best cybersecurity solution for your organization.
The province of Ontario is committed to becoming a fully accessible province by 2025. Mohawk’s Digital Accessibility Lab can help you achieve compliance with AODA and WCAG legislation for both new and existing products.
Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)
The rapid growth in the usage of drones and UAVs for commercial and industrial applications is just beginning. Our faculty and student researchers work with diverse sectors to leverage this technology and provide your company with a competitive advantage.
Energy & Power
Organizations looking to solve the biggest challenges facing power distribution today turn to us. We support electrical systems modernization, smart home automation, power protection and control (Smart Grid), and sustainable energy and storage.
Healthcare innovation is key to delivering better, more affordable patient care. Our expertise and state-of-the-art facilities in digital health (MEDIC), healthcare technologies and simulation can help our partners innovate in this growing sector.
Industrial Internet of Things
IIOT solutions can make your organization more efficient and effective in its operations. Esteve Hassan, Mohawk's Industrial Research Chair for IIOT Applications, leads applied research projects that focus on implementing IIOT sensor technology into industrial usage.
Through the College Student Success Innovation Centre, we research, develop and deploy effective solutions and interventions to help students studying at community colleges. We work with community, government and academic partners to test the best student success methods.
Through initiatives such as City School and continued collaboration with community partners such as the Industry Education Council and the Hamilton Library, our faculty and students develop new solutions to improve the lives of others in our community.
We believe that a thriving, low-carbon economy is possible. Integrate sustainability into your business operations, with the support of our Research Chair in Sustainability, Anthony Cupido, and the Centre for Climate Change Management.
"With IDEAWORKS students trained the way they are, as well as the resources at Mohawk that we access as an extension of our own resources, this partnership has been a tremendous compliment and a critical ingredient to our growth and success so far."
Martin Beaton, President
voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Centre Ltd. & Vice-President Innovation & Value-Added, North America
Get in touch with us to learn more about how we can help your organization.
Fennell Campus, room E107
135 Fennell Avenue West
Hamilton, ON, L9C 0E5
905-575-1212 ext. 4083
General inquiries: ideaworks [at] mohawkcollege.ca