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Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation

Mobilizing the Power of 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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Sep 22, 2022

Barrett CTI Partner Profile, SICK Ltd.

SICK Ltd. Canada (SICK) and Humber College are extending their partnership designed to build awareness of new industry automation sensor solutions and Industry 4.0 ready sensor technology solutions.

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Sep 22, 2022

Networking Info Session - November 22

Join us for an exciting evening of networking while learning about the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation and how you can get involved!

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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.

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

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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