The master plan transforms a former industrial site into a research and learning community whose goal is to become a globally recognized centre of expertise in materials research and manufacturing processes as well as biotechnology and nanotechnology.
The new Innovation Park for McMaster University provides a framework to facilitate and accelerate the transfer and commercialization of university, government and allied industry research to the marketplace.
The vision for this project was to build the physical and networking infrastructure to underpin a strong relationship between University research, college training and applied research, government lab research, the private sector and all levels of government. It creates a focal point for regional economic development, job creation and the development of knowledge based economic clusters in auto/materials and manufacturing and biosciences. Partners for the project include McMaster University Research Departments, Mohawk College, General Motors, Dofasco and CANMET – a materials research division of the National Research Council.