Traditional Science is reductive: breaking down what we discover in the world around us so that we may understand how it works. We have only very recently started to engineer and create, based on our rudimentary understanding of matter. This area of scientific pursuit is so emergent, that it doesn’t fit under any singular branch of study.

Nanotechnology (or Material Science) bridges the disciplines of Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Geology, Biology, Agriculture, and Medicine.

But there is a greater discovery we are on the periphery of understanding—that involves sentience and interconnectedness—which is beyond the realm of any pure science.

It would not be hyperbole to state that Science itself is being transformed to the Power of n. It will transform the way we view the world we currently inhabit and envision future possibilities.

Nonetheless, we need a new term to accurately refer to this scientific discipline which outlines the current and future scope of this undertaking.

This is what we call Ingenuity.

Ingenuity Lab provides a platform for interdisciplinary research and innovation in the areas of material science, nanotechnology and interconnectedness.

Led by one of the world’s leading experts in nanotechnology, Carlo Montemagno, PhD, Ingenuity Lab will enable the world’s best researchers and innovators to address grand challenges for Alberta’s future – specifically in the areas of the environment, energy and health – by creating an enabling interdisciplinary environment, effective international partnerships and unsurpassed knowledge and technology transfer.