The SpinUp Space

Infrastructure. Programming. Affordable wet lab space. Take your early-stage company to the next level at U of T’s first wet lab accelerator for life science innovation.

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Programs, Partnerships, and Affordable Wet Lab Incubation Space to Propel Life Science Startups at the Earliest Stage of their Creation

Scientific research at Canadian universities—especially at U of T—inspires big innovation ideas. Early-stage entrepreneurs need dedicated, high-quality wet lab space and equipment to mature their intellectual property (IP) and attract external investment. But this space is scare and often too expensive. And that’s where we come in.

SpinUp bridges the translation gap, providing early-stage life science founders access to highly subsidized wet lab co-working space, equipment, and infrastructure in University of Toronto Mississauga’s (UTM) new science building. Here, startups can focus their funds on developing their IP and strengthening their business case. Founders can tap the research strengths of a world top-twenty university and the commercial savvy of a world top-five university entrepreneurship network.

Welcome to U of T’s first wet lab incubator: scientific innovation levels up here.

SpinUp is UofT’s first wet lab incubator. It expands a booming entrepreneurship network that connects 12+ innovation hubs across U of T’s three campuses. 

# 1

in Canada for research-based startups

top 5

in University-managed incubators globally


companies created

9000 +

jobs created

Since 2017, we have supported more IP startups that any North American university outside of MIT. These companies change what’s possible in Canada and around the world, including for a range of urgent life science fields in Mississauga and the Greater Toronto Area. From biotechnology to digital health to precision medicine: it happens here at U of T.


SpinUp membership gives you up to two years of access to:


Co-working lab space

Dedicated lab bench unit and fume hood; shared infrastructure and equipment.


Co-working desk space
and meeting room

Dedicated desk and lockable cabinet; bookable meeting room. 



Seminars, workshops, professional office hours, networking events.

To learn more about subsidized SpinUp membership, join one of our office hours:

Equipment and Infrastructure

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Floor Plans

SpinUp is located in a new state-of-the-art research facility
at U of T’s Mississauga campus.

University of Toronto SpinUp

Office hours

Fridays 2-3:30 pm EST Online

Questions? Share them with our team at weekly office hours. All entrepreneurs and prospective partners welcome.

Learn more about our fees and membership model. Discuss your unique goals. Explore ways to get involved.

Register for each week’s session by Tuesday.
Receive a meeting link on Wednesday.
Speak with our team on Friday.

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