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THE BARRETT CENTRE FOR TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION (CTI)

WE ARE MOBILIZING THE POWER OF INNOVATION

Humber is taking a bold step forward in pioneering a new solution to the technological and innovation challenges facing Canada’s manufacturing industry. The groundbreaking Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation will help companies increase their capacity to absorb and benefit from the transformative impact of new technologies.

A $5 million donation from The Barrett Family Foundation will give future Humber students the means to study in technology-related fields.


Applied Research & Innovation supports collaboration, applied research, and innovation at Humber and in the community.


Humber is creating a network of multidisciplinary Centres of Innovation (COIs) to help businesses and communities succeed and grow.


Humber receives $21.6 million from Strategic Investment Fund to help post-secondary institutions improve research and innovation infrastructure.

The CTI Building
The CTI Building
The CTI Building

INNOVATION MEETS EXCAVATION IN THE NEW CTI

Fly-Through

This two-minute virtual tour will walk you through the exciting spaces in the CTI building concept.

Live Eye

Check out the progress of the build of the CTI through the Live Eye on the construction site.

Building Status

August 2017.
Check back often for building status updates.

team humber
team humber
team humber


A Vibrant Innovation Hub

The CTI will be a world-class facility, purpose-built to encourage innovation, applied research, project-based learning with industry and community partners. Instead of traditional classrooms and laboratories, the CTI will provide 93,000 sq. ft. of open concept gathering spaces, cutting-edge prototyping labs and makerspaces, interactive technology zones, digital media studios and demonstration areas for showcasing new products and technologies.


Solving Real-World Problems

An invaluable resource for companies and communities, the CTI will bring together interdisciplinary teams of faculty, students and industry experts to solve complex, real-world problems. The CTI will act as an outsourced R&D department for manufacturing companies, providing a supportive, low-risk environment where they can experiment with leading-edge technologies and transform ideas into operational efficiencies and marketable products and services.


Training Tomorrow’s Workforce

The CTI will provide a stimulating, hands-on learning environment for Humber students, preparing them to become the creative risk-takers and change leaders that businesses need to stay ahead of the innovation curve. The CTI will also offer state-of-the-art training facilities, equipment and customized programs to help manufacturers train their existing employees to work effectively with advanced technologies.

  • HOW YOU CAN BE INVOLVED

    We are mobilizing the creative power of Humber Community.
    Come out and join one of our on-campus events!

To learn more, contact:

Neal Mohammed
Director of the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation (CTI)
Humber School of Applied Technology
Room D224, North Campus

416-675-6622 ext. 5332
neal.mohammed@humber.ca