Groundbreakers: U of T’s Acceleration Consortium rethinks the laboratory to optimize the discovery-to-commercialization process

Ainka Jess and Alán Aspuru-Guzik conversing on the street. A blue box, containing the words The Acceleration Consortium, is centered on top of the image

Published on Dec 9, 2021

What does the lab of the future look like? When it comes to advanced materials, can we accelerate the process of discovery to commercialization from 25 years to 10, five or even one? These are some of the issues explored by Alán Aspuru-Guzik, director of the Acceleration Consortium at the University of Toronto, and polymer chemist Helen Tran in episode two of the Groundbreakers video series, part of a multimedia series that includes articles at U of T News and features some of the research superstars at U of T’s Institutional Strategic Initiatives whose work will transform lives.

Alán Aspuru-Guzik and Helen Tran of the Acceleration Consortium talk to Ainka Jess, in episode 2 of Groundbreakers.