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What the Barrett CTI Offers Partners

Impact on Industry

The Barrett CTI is more than just a building. It is a collaborative meeting place where inspiration, expertise, knowledge and enthusiasm all intersect to focus on solving challenges, developing ideas and bringing to life new, innovative ways of doing things. The Barrett CTI partners on game-changing innovations, research and projects. This collaborative work enables industry and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to pursue digital transformation and advanced manufacturing techniques, while protecting the environment with sustainable solutions. This is having a positive impact on various industry sectors and SMEs within Canada and internationally.

Humber Consistently Ranks Among Canada’s Top Research Colleges

Every year, Research InfoSource Inc. ranks Canada’s 50 research colleges, in addition to other rankings that help to highlight the strengths of Canada’s research environment. Humber is consistently named one of the top research colleges in Canada.

Humber is also one of the highest-ranked colleges for research partnerships, which bring together industry and community organizations, researchers, and students to collaborate on projects that use new or existing knowledge to solve real-world challenges with immediate practical applications. Project outcomes often lead to innovative products and services that benefit the economy and society.

By the Numbers


Business Assisted in
Securing Funding.


Business Challenges Solved


Applied Research Projects

Empowering Businesses to Adapt and Accelerate

Innovative ideas often come from SMEs however, they don’t always have the resources or means to get their ideas off the ground. Whether it is a need for research and development, expertise in a particular field, facilities, access to capital or overcome difficulty with business challenges, the Barrett CTI has the resources to help. We have assisted over 65 SMEs develop their ideas into viable products or engage in research projects that help them develop innovative technologies.

As an innovation catalyst,
the Barrett CTI helps
  • Access to multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Make connections to source grant funding and investment capital.
  • Training solutions for new technologies, up-skilling and professional development.
  • Access to various digital transformation technologies.
  • Access to state-of-the art equipment.
  • Prototyping labs.
  • Access to a supportive, low-risk environment to experiment with state-of-the-art technologies.
  • Provide unbiased evaluations of innovative ideas or new technologies.


Guiding the Next Generation of Innovators.

From state of the art equipment to professional development
opportunities, Humber’s Advanced Manufacturing Skills
Consortium empower a unique experience at the Barrett CTI.

Testimonials - What Our Partners Are Saying