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I want to meet new people, learn new skills, gain career experience, and explore entrepreneurship.

Calling all students! Explore is your exclusive gateway to building essential skills, connecting with new peers, and diving into the world of scientific entrepreneurship. Whether you're eager to meet new people, gain valuable career experience, or explore the art of innovation, this is your starting point for exciting opportunities. 

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I have an idea but I am unsure where to start; I can see a problem but need some help to solve it.

Discover is the launching pad for problem solvers and aspiring entrepreneurs. Whether you have a groundbreaking idea or a pressing problem to solve, our community of innovators are here to help. Our cohort-based programs give you the knowledge to take the first few steps toward commercialization.

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I have a product/service but I need support to reach my next milestone. 

Create is the hub for science startups seeking essential lab access, well-equipped workspaces, and technical expertise. The SDZ's comprehensive resources and dedicated support are tailored to fuel your growth and help you transform your innovative concepts into reality. Join us to accelerate your startup's journey. 

Engaging with the Science Discovery Zone

As a mentor

Are you passionate about fostering scientific innovation and entrepreneurial discovery?  

You can support emerging scientific entrepreneurs in developing their ventures, and inspire their creativity, resiliency and vision – so they can seize their future with the right skill set. 

As a community partner

At the SDZ, we are passionate about driving scientific innovation and fostering positive change across a spectrum of sectors. We believe in the power of collaboration and welcome partnerships with diverse organizations that share our vision.

By partnering with us, you can become an integral part of our mission to achieve innovation ambitions that extend beyond traditional boundaries. 

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As a TMU faculty or staff member

Are you a TMU faculty or staff member looking to make a meaningful impact beyond the classroom? At the SDZ, we believe in the power of collaboration to drive innovation and change. We invite all dedicated educators to get involved in our dynamic ecosystem of scientific entrepreneurship, research, and collaboration. Whether you're interested in mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs, contributing your research insights, or exploring exciting interdisciplinary projects, there's a place for you here.