Brock LINC

The Brock LINC

Learning, Innovation, Networking, and Collaboration: An Enabling Environment

“Inspiring Innovators, Empowering Entrepreneurs”

Overview: Brock LINC

The LINC resides at the intersection of Brock’s experiential education and trans-disciplinary research – a shared infrastructure, located in the new Rankin Family Pavilion, with a diverse community that crosses all disciplines, faculties and the private sector – a place for “collisions” of bright minds where students, alumni, researchers, and regional innovators are encouraged to interact.

Brock LINC Operations

  • Located in the new $19 million Rankin Family Pavilion at the center of Brock’s campus
  • Occupies over 41,000 square feet
  • Is part of the Office of Vice President, Research
  • Offers programs and resources in collaboration with different units on campus

Brock LINC Assets and Resources

  • Expansive Makerspace
  • New DSL, Digital Scholarship Office
  • R3CL Lab, CCOVI’s world-first AR/VR Consumer Lab
  • Ready/Set/Grow space and programs for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development
  • Executive, Continuing and Experiential Education
  • Business Consulting
  • Conference rooms, meeting rooms
  • Open Common areas, kitchen, reception

Brock LINC Features and Support Services

  • Welcome to Brock Information and Way-finding Kiosk
  • Golden Badgers Alumni Display
  • CCEE – Co-op, Career and Experiential Education service center
  • ORS, Office of Research Services for Intellectual Property Licensing and Spinouts, Research Contact and Contracts, Grants and Partnerships
  • Powered by some of Brock’s most unique Resources

Brock LINC Outcomes: Indicators for Growth and Success

  • Experiential and curricular opportunities
  • Trans-disciplinary research, innovation, and real-world solutions
  • All faculties and departments –Applied Health, Biosciences, Business, Education, Humanities, Math & Computer Science, Neuroscience, Nursing, Philosophy, Psychology, Centres and Institutes
  • Community and Ecosystem Partnerships
  • Number of connections and interactions with collaborators
    • 60+ Private Sector- SME engagement and growth

    • 30+ Brock Researchers
    • 500+ Student Entrepreneurs
    • 5000+ “Collisions” at event

Brock LINC Benefits

  • Linc programs build upon Brock’s leadership in experiential education and trans-disciplinary research in an exciting innovation and commercialization center that places entrepreneurship at the entranceway to the University:
    • Access to unique assets and resources, research facilities and state-of-the-art equipment
    • Space for students, faculty and the community to gather and to nurture Niagara’s growing culture of innovation
    • Advanced entrepreneurial and innovative teaching and learning
    • Opportunities for interaction with students and other residents
    •  Access to the expertise of a network of advisors, mentors, and peers from Brock and across Niagara Region

Brock LINC Services and Linkages

  • Meeting room and open space available to all on campus
  • Shared use of office equipment
  • Direct business assistance, counseling, and training through Brock’s Goodman Group, Innovate Niagara, and the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce
  • Professional networking opportunities
  • LINC UP! is a regular networking event for entrepreneurs, students, graduates, researchers and businesses interested in the biosciences