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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Prototype Lab Space

Machine Shop for Prototyping New Technology

ACE is a proven development centre known for excellence in engineering, testing and prototyping. Our ability to provide solutions to your testing needs is strengthened with our Prototype Lab Space. We can assist you with a spectrum of on-site capability during your test. We can also work with you in advance of your test session to ensure your test object is attached properly in the test chamber. We have worked with several clients to fabricate a custom-built attachement solution.

ACE has both lab and workshop space, which is available for businesses to explore and solve design challenges as they progress into the physical development of their product.  


ACE provides easy access to state-of-the-art facilities and engineering and technological expertise to innovative startups, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and local businesses that wish to develop and grow. The goal is to enable businesses to thrive, allowing for the building, testing and validation of their products. Our partnership with Durham College, FastStart and Spark supports start-ups in the prototype and product development process.

Student-led startups from Ontario Tech's Brilliant Entrepreneurship program and Durham College's FastStartDC program can also have access to testing, validation and design services that are unique among university and college campuses. 

The lab

ACE is home to extensive high-tech lab space that facilitates exploration and problem solving by providing key resources to companies in the design stages of their product. Our labs are ideal for companies with a need to build and test electrical, electronic, mechanical, mechatronic or control technologies. Innovations that can be refined in the lab space include products related to vehicles, energy-efficiency technologies or autonomous vehicles.

The workshop

Along with advanced lab space, ACE makes a fully equipped workshop available to businesses. It contains more than $1 million of advanced-fabricating equipment, including numerically controlled mills and lathes, CNC, welding equipment, hand tools and injection-molding machines. This workshop is supported by the team of skilled fabricators, designers and engineers at ACE. Our knowledgeable staff have the ability to leverage these assets and build just about anything for anyone, from students to startups, SMEs and the local business community.  

The prototype space removes existing barriers to accessing early-stage engineering and technology advisory services. Give us a sketch of your requirements and we will provide design input, aid in the sourcing of materials, and build it for you. ACE will turn your idea into a reality—affordably.

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