How productive collaborations between academic institutions and corporate entities result in unparalleled research and development outcomes that push humanity forward.

Do you have a great idea that will change the world? I’m sure you do. Don’t we all? The real question is, how in the world are you going to bring your great idea to life? Two of the most popular and successful ways are through academic institutions (Universities, Research Institutes etc.) and corporate entities. These behemoths of progress continuously pump out research and developments (R&D) that shape our society from the ground up.

Unfortunately, the implementation and incorporation of resulting R&D in our society often takes many decades. Both academic institutions and corporate entities alike have their shortcomings. For example, businesses often excel in marketing and distribution of developments, however, they usually lack the necessary scientific research and studies that bring developments to life. Universities and other research institutions, on the other hand, excel when it comes to scientific research and studies but lack the ability to market and distribute the fruits of their labour to the world. 

It seems all too obvious that the solution rests in the collaboration of academic institutions and corporate entities. Not only are they able to assist with each other’s shortcomings, but they are also able to profit more, at higher rates and in shorter timelines. 

Looking back at the early stages of the current global situation surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic, the world needed solutions in a fast and sustainable way. Through the collaboration of research institutions and corporate entities, these solutions were made possible. For example, Oxford University partnered with AstraZeneca Inc., providing large amounts of data and research to a corporation with many pharmaceutical ties. It was because of collaborations like these that the vaccine rollout was as successful as it was.

Corporations like MIS Electronics recognize that through collaboration they can achieve great results. By bridging the gap between academia and industry, existing challenges related to progress can be addressed and overcome. We believe in the power the two different entities hold and that they can come together to solve real-world issues. 


As of 2017 MIS Electronics has been in collaboration with Professor Mohammad E. Khosroshahi who received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Hull University UK in 1993. In 2013 Khosroshahi joined the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at University of Toronto with a long-standing experience in Biomedical Engineering/Nanobiomaterial where he pursued research in ‘’Contrast-enhanced photoacoustic imaging of Tumor’’ for Advanced Diffusion-Wave and Photoacoustic Technologies (CADIPT). Khosroshahi has also published numerous peer-reviewed papers, x of which were published during collaboration with the MIS team. Dr. Khosroshahi and his team have been conducting research in the Nanobiophotonics and Biomedical Fields in the integrated lab at MIS Electronics.

What does MIS plan to achieve through collaboration?

Recent advances in nanotechnology and growing demands in biomedical applications have driven developments in diagnosis and therapy. Through the study of nanobiophotonics, MIS has and continues to make breakthroughs in the scientific and biomedical industries. One such example among other lines of research being conducted is early breast cancer detection using unique nanobiosensor technology as non-invasive and non-destructive diagnostic technique. MIS plans to achieve more great breakthroughs in industries related to electronics, bioelectronics, molecular electronics, bioimaging and other similar fields so that we can inspire, expand and continue to make breakthroughs.

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