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Experiment with software-based innovations

Do you have an idea for a software-based innovation but don’t know where to begin? It can be challenging to navigate the wealth of resources and supports available to bring your ideas to fruition. ShiftKey Labs can help point you in the right direction.

A first encounter usually involves a meeting with the program manager for an advising session that is focused around your personal goals and the goals for the project. We then work together to develop an initial strategy—connecting you to the right resources and supports. You are then invited to work out of the free collaboration space where you can meet with your team, current students, post-secondary alumni, mentors, and industry partners to advance your idea.

Skills-development workshops

Don’t have an idea yet? Looking to learn a little more about technical tools, coding, or just increase your overall technical literacy? Want to network and meet new technically-minded people? Join us at any of our free, publicly-accessible workshops posted to our Events Calendar.

Help others by volunteering

ShiftKey Labs offers plenty of volunteer opportunities for students, recent alumni, or industry professionals. It can be a very rewarding experience and an excellent addition to any résumé. For more information, please visit our Volunteer page.


If you would like to learn more about ShiftKey Labs and how we might help, please use the form below to tell us a little about yourself.

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