McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) is an award winning, premier research and innovation park located approximately 2 kilometers from the internationally recognized McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. McMaster Innovation Park is an important part of the innovative ecosystem in Hamilton by supporting startups, business, research and offering collaborative space for each sector to co-locate, connect and commercialize; a place to transform ideas from vision to commercial reality. Entrepreneurs, firms, researchers, industry partners, business mentors and support facilities can connect and facilitate commercialization. MIP is committed to using sustainable design principles, transforming former brownfields into a premier research park at a LEED silver or higher level.
The Atrium boasts an award winning design, 186,000 square feet, 5-level office, laboratory and conference facility offering collaborative space for researchers and entrepreneurs and is the commercialization hub of the park. The Atrium is home to over 40 businesses and organizations that are fostering innovation through development of new businesses, products, and research initiatives with a focus on commercialization.
The award-winning, LEED platinum building is home to CanmetMATERIALS (CMAT), Canada’s largest research centre specializing in metals and materials fabrication, processing and evaluation. CMAT’s mandate is to develop and deploy technologies to improve all aspects of producing and using value-added products derived from metals and minerals. CanmentMATERIALS relocated to MIP in 2011 because of the many business opportunities in Hamilton and the surrounding area.
MCMASTER AUTOMOTIVE RESOURCE CENTRE
The McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC) is a 92,000 square foot set of university labs where researchers, students and industry professionals work to resolve serious issues facing the automotive industry and design the future of human transportation with a particular focus on battery and hybrid drive-train technologies. MARC also houses the McMaster and Mohawk College Bachelor of Technology Program where students from McMaster University’s Faculty of Engineering and Mohawk College’s School of Engineering Technology will study automotive and vehicle technology.