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Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation

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A Powerhouse of Technical Innovation

Located at Humber College’s North Campus in Toronto, Ontario, the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation (Barrett CTI) is a 93,000 square foot stand-alone facility, designed to be a powerhouse of technological innovation and to leverage Humber’s proven leadership in:

  • Automation and Robotics
  • Systems Integration
  • Design
  • Augmented and Virtual Realities
  • User Experience Testing

Working with our industry partners, we are able to provide small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), faculty members and students with cutting-edge resources throughout the Barrett CTI’s many interactive labs, technology zones and maker spaces. Partners, SMEs, faculty members and students work together as collaborative teams to tackle business challenges.

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Apr 13, 2023

PAC Global- Packaging Innovation Disruptors Summit 2023

Join us at this packaging event on a journey through the global packaging industry transformation.

Event highlights:

  • Disruptor Innovators Showcase and On-Stage Presentation
  • 5+ Hours of Valuable Networking Opportunities
  • Tabletop Gallery
  • More than 100 attendees, Limited Seating
  • Global Access Online Post Event
  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Break Beverages
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Mar 30, 2023

Barrett CTI & KUKA : Mobility - AMRs with Artificial Intelligence workshop on June 7th 2023

The Barrett CTI & KUKA: Mobility - AMRs with Artificial Intelligence

The Barrett CTI and KUKA: KUKA Mobility - AMRs with Artificial Intelligence

Wednesday, June 7th | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join us at the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation for a practical demonstration of a mobile robot with an integrated arm and learn about its many benefits:

• Increased Productivity

• Operational control

• Ideal labor shortage solution

• Quality Maximization

• Real-time mapping

• Traceability

• Progressive investment

Today's manufacturers are searching for innovative solutions to challenging production problems to meet the ever-expanding demands of a cutthroat global marketplace. Many companies are now using mobile robots with or without an integrated robotic arm. Mobile robots combine the progress in artificial intelligence with physical robotics, which allows them to navigate their surroundings.

KUKA will help us to understand the next generation of Mobile Robots with Artificial intelligence.


11:00 am -12:00 noon - Introduction to Mobile Technology (With robotic arm)

12:00 noon - 12:30 pm - Break

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm - Practical demonstration with KUKA Robotics and AMR technology

Looking forward to seeing you at the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation.

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Collaborating to Solve Real Business Challenges

In pursuit of solutions to real-world business challenges, collaborative teams have access to technology and equipment related to advanced automation and robotics, augmented and virtual realities and prototyping labs, to name a few. While businesses benefit from having access to these resources, faculty members and students get hands-on experiences while working with leading-edge equipment and technologies.

two students working on an engineering project


Hone the critical skills you need for the jobs of tomorrow as you build your network.

a group of faculty members looking at tech equipment


Go beyond the classroom with industry partnerships and professional development.

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Revitalize your business with cutting-edge technology and expert interdisciplinary collaboration.

Innovative Space Promotes Innovative Thinking

This vibrant, multi-faceted facility has been specifically designed to encourage creative collaboration, applied research and project-based learning.

technology lab in the Barrett CTI

Innovative Technology

The Barrett CTI is a 93,000 square foot collaborative space, featuring makerspaces, digital activity and media zones, technology zones, project rooms and meeting spaces.

Get Plugged Into the Network

Learn more about how you can make a connection with the Barrett CTI and get plugged into Humber's Centres of Innovation Network.

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Rockwell Automation

SICK Sensor Intelligence


Barrett Family Foundation

“We chose to partner with Humber because we believed that they had the vision, the power, the energy and more importantly, the dream to make an extraordinary impact in education.”

Bob Barrett, CEO Polytainers Inc and Co-founder of the Barrett Family Foundation