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WHAT WE DO

First, we engage in collaborative multidisciplinary research with partners and affiliates in academia from DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University at large, as well as national and international academics. Second, we actively pursue collaborative research opportunities with various partners across the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. We work closely with our partners to study and optimize their specific digital initiatives and ensure their success. Third, we engage in the training of students and highly-qualified-personnel (HQP), as well as support graduate education such as DeGroote’s Executive MBA in Digital Transformation program.

HOW WE’RE DIFFERENT

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Our Commitment

Our primary commitment for our various stakeholders is to research and make sense of the digital revolution that is transforming every aspect of our personal, social, and professional lives. Our timely and important cutting-edge research initiatives will lead to a fundamental shift in our understanding of the ever-evolving digital revolution and its challenges and opportunities, with far reaching implications for managerial practice across sectors as well as for society at large. 

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Industry

We are committed to work closely with our non-academic partners across sectors to deliver cutting-edge research and highly actionable results that helps them understand their digital challenges, effectively manage their digital transformation initiatives, and enhance their practices and user experiences. Our public, private, and not-for-profit partners can also utilize our research infrastructure for their team’s own use. 

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Academics

We are committed to closely collaborating with academic partners from around the world on high-impact top-tier multidisciplinary research projects focusing on digital transformation. Our academic partners can also utilize our research infrastructure for their own independent projects. 

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Students

We are committed to provide our affiliated students with rich multidisciplinary research opportunities using state-of-the-art research technology that allows them to develop a unique set of skills and capabilities. The ongoing interactions with our partners in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors will further enrich our students’ experiences making them more attractive for employment upon graduation, given their multidisciplinary training and highly specialized and diverse skill sets.  

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Local Community

We are committed to provide numerous opportunities for all members of our Southwestern Ontario community to participate in highly innovative research projects and engage with cutting-edge information technology. We highly value and compensate our research participants for their time and effort and are committed to ensure that our research results help deliver have a positive impact on our community. Our mandate bolsters Ontario’s booming position in digital transformation as a key sector for research, development, and innovation. 

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Social Impact

We are committed to advance our understanding of various societal implications of digital transformation and technology use, and gain insights on not just the opportunities that digital transformation generates, but also on the dark side of technology use and its potential negative impacts. We are also committed to understanding the unique challenges that are particularly experienced by vulnerable segments of the population such as older adults, people with disabilities, and understand how technologies can better support users with different needs. 

Support

Research at the MDTRC is supported by the DeGroote School of Business, multiple Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) / Ontario Research Foundation – Research Infrastructure (ORF-RI) grants, as well as SSHRC, NSERC, Ontario Centres of Excellence, McMaster Institute for Research on Aging, and contract awards.