Innovation: Startup Incubation

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SpinUp: University of Toronto's first wet lab incubator

Programs, Partnerships, and Affordable Wet Lab Incubation Space to Propel Life Science Startups at the Earliest Stage of their Creation


Scientific research at Canadian universities—especially at U of T—inspires big innovation ideas. Early stage entrepreneurs need high-quality wet lab space and equipment to develop these ideas into matured intellectual property (IP) and to build a strong case for external investment. But this space is scarce and often too expensive. That leads to missed opportunities for Canadian innovation and global health. And that’s where we come in.

SpinUp bridges the translation gap, providing early-stage life science founders access to wet lab co-working space, equipment, and infrastructure in University of Toronto Mississauga’s (UTM) New Science Building—at subsidized rates more than 50% below market standards. Here, startups can focus their funds on developing their IP, strengthening their business case, and promoting better health through their innovation. Here, founders can tap the research strengths of a world top-twenty university and the commercial savvy of a world top-five university entrepreneurship network.

Welcome to U of T’s First Wet Lab Incubator: scientific innovation levels up here. To learn more about how SpinUp will support your work, explore our website and connect with us.



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