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Humber is the largest and most connected college in Canada.

With 200+ programs, 6 academic faculties, 86,000 learners including 9,000 international students from over 120 countries, Humber is uniquely positioned to respond to defence companies looking to train their workforce, conduct innovative research, prototype or develop a proof of concept to meet Industrial and Technological Benefit (ITB) obligations related to defence.

Plug Into Humber’s Unique Innovation Ecosystem

With experience in over 1,000+ projects, Humber has partnered on research and development (R&D) initiatives with small and medium enterprises (SME), large companies, multinational enterprises, community organizations, not-for-profits (NFP), municipal government, universities, and other colleges.

Humber’s Centres of Innovation (COI) Network provides the resources, technology, and expertise to support innovation. Interdisciplinary teams of faculty, and students work with community and industry partners across five key areas including technology, creative business, entrepreneurship, health and wellness and social innovation.

Our research, innovation and training expertise aligns with several Key Industrial Capabilities (KICs) including:

  • Advanced Materials
  • Aerospace Systems and Components
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Clean Technology
  • Cyber Resillience
  • Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) Systems
  • Remotely Piloted Systems & Autonomous Technologies
  • Training and Simulation

Unique and Innovative Spaces

Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation

93,000 sq. ft. co-located with nine industry consortium partners in advanced manufacturing, Internet of Things (IoT), data center, automation and robotics, systems integration, rapid prototyping, 3D printing, Computerized Numerical Control machining (CNC), augmented (AR), virtual reality (VR), mixed reality (XR) and user experience testing.

Broadcast-Broadband Convergence (B2C) Lab

Multiple Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) 3.0 transmitter/antenna sites for broadcast inter-tower communications network plus microwave testing equipment and a Radio Frequency (RF) anechoic test chamber supporting the design and testing of a wide range of antennas, wireless devices and prototypes for television interactivity, data delivery, Global Positioning System (GPS) augmentation, rural and remote applications.

Sustainable Microgrid and Renewable Technology (SMART) Lab

SMART Lab features sustainable digital technology including a microgrid monitoring and controller system, battery energy storage capability, distribution infrastructure, as well as generation and load simulation equipment. Devices such as the solar Smartflower, electric vehicle charging stations, and battery energy storage systems, will be used as part of the microgrid control system to generate and distribute energy locally, allowing for more efficient and sustainable use and consumption of electrical power.

Plus, access to:

  • Electrical Engineering and Prototyping Lab
  • Institute of Design-Driven Data Analytics
  • Sustainable Energy & Building Automation Lab
  • Humber Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology
  • Maintenance & Instrumentation Lab
  • Mobile Robotics Lab

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