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How to Apply

The LaunchPad Science Maker Lab accepts clients for four-month terms, starting Sept. 1, Jan. 1 and May 1 of each year. Note that there is no academic credit for participating in the lab.


To sign up for the LaunchPad Science Maker Lab, you need to be either:

You do not have to be a Science major to enter this program.


To apply for the LaunchPad Science Maker Lab, you need:

  • An idea.
  • A group name.
  • A business model canvas with sufficient market research to justify the cost of building the prototype or doing the testing that you want to do.
  • A detailed timeline of your development plan.
  • A projected budget.

Don’t be intimidated by these requirements, which you need to start your idea. We can help you out with templates for developing timelines and a projected budget. We can also help you create a business model canvas. Just contact us.

Once you’ve assembled these materials, email Ron Daniels at least 30 days in advance of the beginning of the next entry point. You may be asked to fill out additional application materials.

The acceptance committee will consider applications and decisions will be announced at least 15 days in advance of the next four-month lab term.

So what are you waiting for? Come turn your ideas into reality!

Contact Us:

Program Coordinator

E: Ron Daniels
T: 519.884.0710 x2413
Office Location: SR 217 (Science Research Building, Waterloo campus)

Technical Assistance and Access to Alternate Work Spaces

E: Max Pottier
T: 519.884.0710 x2361
Office Location: SR 314 (Science Research Building, Waterloo campus)

General and Administrative Enquiries

E: Dean of Science Office
Office Location: N1048 (Science Building, Waterloo campus)