Cybersecurity. Nanotechnology. Machine learning (AI). Space travel. Quantum Computing.
For the past 50 years, all key developments in world-changing technologies have shared a single root: Mathematics.
Mathematics’ power lies in seeing and revealing hidden patterns. Each time mathematicians make a major discovery they create a rich expanse of unlimited potential. Industries that invest in this potential don’t just dominate existing markets – they forge entirely new, powerful, data-driven paths that solve critical real-world problems with high social and economic impact.
Fields Multiplier emerged from the belief that the next great Canadian enterprises will go straight to the source. Backed by the Fields Institute, Canada’s leading Centre for Mathematical Science, Fields Multiplier is an initiative that provides support for mathematics-based R&D with a high potential for commercialization. We match the brightest mathematical minds coming out of top universities and institutes with industry mentors, government partners and an in-house commercialization team for a collaborative approach that makes the once-elusive ‘magic’ of mathematics a repeatable, de-risking and potentially disruptive phenomenon.
Fields Multiplier brings together:
Performing leading-edge research in mathematical sciences.
With demonstrated market knowledge.
Partnership to fulfill upstream seed funding.
Information for Industry
Fields Multiplier is here to help you find solutions through an innovative business approach to research and development that can provide your company with access to the leading minds in applied mathematics-based research.
When you partner with Fields Multiplier you get:
The opportunity to work with a Fields business accelerator comprised of the best and brightest mathematical minds in Canada.
The unique curatorial expertise of business professionals at the Fields Institute as well as the resources to manage an aggressive development plan with clear milestones that will deliver sophisticated mathematics solutions to your industry challenge.
Product Market and Financial Analysis including involvement through mentorship and investment in the start-up/small business delivering the solution.
Information for Researchers
Fields Multiplier provides support for disruptive mathematics-based research with a high potential for commercialization. Funding is available for milestone-driven research in collaboration with industry partners (Multiplier Labs) with the aim to develop solutions that promise significant economic or social impact. Fields Multiplier also provides commercialization support – including intellectual property management, start-up formation, commercial pilot projects, and investment capital.
Funding for mathematics-based research with high commercial potential.
Collaboration, mentorship and support from industry partners.
Assistance incorporating a new company that retains control over intellectual property.
Expertise of a professional team of start-up and commercialization experts.