Research, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Research, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

At Conestoga College, research is about pushing the boundaries of what's possible. Our team of innovators, problem solvers, and industry experts are driven by a shared passion to make a meaningful impact on our society. By collaborating with industry and community partners, we are able to create new solutions that have a lasting influence on our community, and we are proud to be a leader in research.

In 2022, Conestoga ranked as one of the top 15 research colleges in Canada by engaging with close to 80 industry and community partners, starting 85 new projects, and hiring 190 students. 

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Research impact

Software that calculates sustainability metrics

Software that calculates sustainability metrics

Working with The Owl, the Centre for Supply Chain Innovation developed a software application that helps automate and simplify the calculation of sustainability metrics on post- or pre-shipments as carbon footprint or plastic pollution. With a specific focus in SME, sustainability frameworks are now more accessible in their daily decision-making processes.
Live freight lane optimization

Live freight lane optimization

In partnership with Karmax, a division of Magna International Inc., Conestoga participated in a multiphase project to create a real-time logistics visualization and prediction system for freight lane changes. 
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Digital simulations for meat plant safety training

The Virtual & Augmented Reality Lab and the Conestoga Food Research & Innovation Lab worked with VG Meats to create digital simulations for meat plant safety training.

Research & Innovation leadership

Ignac Kolenko

Ignac Kolenko, P. Eng.

Executive director, SMART Centre

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Rose Mastnak, MBA

Director, Conestoga Entrepreneurship Collective

Amin Yazdani

Amin Yazdani, PhD, CSP

Executive director, Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance


Stephen Thomson, MBA

Director, Centre for Supply Chain Innovation

Nicole Detlor

Nicole Detlor, P.Eng.

Director, Conestoga Food Research & Innovation Lab

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Michelle Heyer

Chair, Seniors Care

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Linda Sheiban Taucar

Associate director, Health Care Research

Michelle Chrétien, PhD

Michelle Chrétien, PhD

Associate vice president, Research & Innovation

Tim Gibbins

Tim Gibbins, MBA

Director, Research Engagement

Sal Jiddawi

Saleh Jiddawi, MBA

Director, Research Operations

By the numbers (2022) 

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Active projects
Industry & community partners engaged

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Cambridge, Ontario, N1S 2L9, Canada

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