The Barrett CTI acts as an outsourced research and development department for companies, providing a supportive, low-risk environment where companies can collaborate with students and faculty to experiment with leading-edge technologies and transform ideas into operational efficiencies and marketable products and services.
Recognizing that advanced technologies are dramatically changing the way people work and live, the ground-breaking Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation is an integral part of Humber’s Centres of Innovation (COI) network and delivers important competitive advantages to businesses.
Helping Businesses Adapt and Accelerate
The Barrett CTI is a dynamic hub for innovative collaboration, focused on developing human-centred, technology-enabled solutions for businesses and communities. It is helping to reshape Canada’s economic future by creating the right conditions for entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and established companies to grow and prosper. As an innovation catalyst, the Barrett CTI helps businesses:
Purpose-built spaces where technology, innovation and people will help shape the future of education and industry. The Barrett CTI supports social innovation by drawing on the ingenuity and skills of our experts to improve lives and help communities thrive. Rather than traditional classrooms, industry and community partners work with students to address real-world challenges. Industry partnerships are designed to address real-world business challenges.
Helping Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) Adopt New Technologies
Many SMEs face significant barriers when it comes to adopting new technologies and investing in R&D. The Barrett CTI helps SMEs by providing expertise and access to: state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and technical resources, including: