Concordia's Science Hub is taking shape
With the first floor complete, Concordia's new Science Hub is beginning to take shape above ground, making the project more visible to those at Loyola Campus.
Expected to open its doors to the university community in fall 2019, this structure will eventually be a state-of-the-art scientific facility, designed to support ongoing research, innovation and training at the university.
The team of researchers in “the Hub” will include those studying aquatic biology, microscopy, cellular imaging, nanoscience, bioprocessing, and chemical and materials engineering. The expansion will also host science and engineering teams working with Concordia’s District 3 Innovation Center (D3) that require wet lab space.
Housing activities with commercial potential for Concordia’s current and future industrial partners and entrepreneurs, the space will include infrastructure to support the scaling up of projects created in the labs.
Chemists, engineers, health scientists and biologists will work in an environment that encourages transdisciplinary thinking and will lead to new and efficient prototypes, materials and processes with applications in biomedicine, sustainable manufacturing and beyond.