Research, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Research, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

At Conestoga College, research is about pushing the boundaries of what's possible. Our team of innovators, problem solvers, and industry experts are driven by a shared passion to make a meaningful impact on our society. By collaborating with industry and community partners, we are able to create new solutions that have a lasting influence on our community, and we are proud to be a leader in research.

In 2022, Conestoga ranked as one of the top 15 research colleges in Canada by engaging with close to 80 industry and community partners, starting 85 new projects, and hiring 190 students. 

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Centres, labs & institutes 

Research impact

Nuclear powerplant

Development of graphic user interface for ADEPT

Working with the SMART Centre, Kinectrics was able to expand on their innovative ADEPT application to turn data into information more quickly during outage activity transport monitoring surveys at nuclear powerplants.
Lhima'alh'ama' living dictionary logo

From Huehuetla to Turtle Island: a collaborative model for Indigenous language preservation and revitalization- CNERG

The Lhima'alh'ama' Project is an initiative aimed at creating a comprehensive dictionary for the Lhi’ma’alh’ama' language, also known as Huehuetla Tepehua.
A tray of tubes in a lab

The use of environmental DNA sampling in mosquito control activities- CNERG

In Ontario, public health units are working hard to control mosquito populations and reduce the risk of diseases such as West Nile virus.

Research & Innovation leadership

Ignac Kolenko

Ignac Kolenko, P. Eng.

Executive director, SMART Centre

Rose Mastnak headshot

Rose Mastnak, MBA

Director, Conestoga Entrepreneurship Collective

Amin Yazdani

Amin Yazdani, PhD, CSP

Executive director, Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance

Nicole Detlor

Nicole Detlor, M.Sc., P.Eng.

Director, Conestoga Food Research & Innovation Lab

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Linda Sheiban Taucar

Associate director, Centre for Health Care Research & Innovation

Alla Darwish

Alla Darwish, PhD, MBA

Director, commercialization & IP mobilization

Michelle Chrétien, PhD

Michelle Chrétien, PhD

Associate vice president, Research & Innovation

Tim Gibbins

Tim Gibbins, MBA

Director, Research Engagement

Sal Jiddawi

Saleh Jiddawi, MBA

Director, Research Operations

By the numbers (2022) 

In funding
Active projects
Industry & community partners engaged

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See how Research, Innovation & Entrepreneurship can help you access faculty expertise, student employees, and the college's innovative lab spaces and equipment.

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Cambridge, Ontario, N1S 2L9, Canada

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