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Programs & Courses

At the Science Discovery Zone (SDZ), we provide exploratory scientific entrepreneurship programs, experiential learning & skills development opportuntiies for students, and startup incubation. 

Skills and Development Programs

Biomakerspace gives Toronto Metropolitan Students the chance to explore problems and test out creative ways to solve them, get hands-on experience with real-world issues, and be exposed to different career pathways.

TMU students work with SDZ startups on short-term projects. Over the course of a term, students exercise their skills, increase their employability, and connect with entrepreneurs through work-integrated learning placements. 

The SDZ works with its startups & industry partners to create student-facing innovation challenges to solve industry-related problems. Challenges are short-term and designed to create a safe space for learning and idea generation. 

Science Entrepreneurship & Research Commercialization

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Lab2Market Discover is a 10-week program open to any STEM researcher (Masters, Ph.D., and Postdoc) in Canada interested in learning about the steps needed to commercialize research and whether entrepreneurship is a path they can or should pursue.

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The SDZ is a program partner with Ontario Genomics' BioCreate program, supporting SMEs in southern Ontario to commercialize genomics and engineering biology products in health, food, agriculture, and cleantech. The program offers $150,000 in non-repayable funding, mentorship, infrastructure access, and investor pitching opportunities, targeting 32 high-potential companies over five years.

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Accelerate your startup’s momentum towards success with this 4-month program. This program is designed to propel ideation-stage STEM startups to new heights by offering personalized support tailored to each venture’s unique needs.

Undergraduate Course



This open credit course is open to students from all undergraduate programs at TMU! Through this project-based experience, students will learn how to approach community-based issues and design innovative solutions


Programs are offered all throughout the year. To get information about upcoming cohorts and application deadlines complete the form to the below.