Applied Research at Humber
Humber embraces the polytechnic model of education by combining education and training with business innovation through three Centres of Innovation. These centres are helping to solve real-world problems, accelerate new applications and prepare graduates to drive progress and performance in an era of unprecedented change.
Humber has 124,411 sq. ft. of indoor space dedicated to applied research and expertise in the areas of:
Humber is home to three Centres of Innovation:
The Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation provides the in-depth insight and support that businesses need to embrace technological progress, respond to new markets and be globally competitive.
The Centre for Creative Business Innovation leverages the power of creative enterprises seeking to boost competitiveness and growth.
The Centre of Innovation in Health and Wellness plays an integral role in helping businesses and community agencies achieve measurable, positive improvements in employee health and productivity.
Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation (CTI)
The Barrett CTI provides advanced, industry-leading equipment and applied research facilities designed to connect industry and community partners with teams of Humber students, expert faculty and technologists to help them innovate, improve productivity and scale up.
Launched in April 2019, the Barrett CTI is a powerhouse of technological innovation. The facility is dedicated to innovation, skills development, applied research and project-based, collaborative learning using digital activity zones rather than traditional classrooms. Equipped with advanced, industry-leading technology, companies use the Barrett CTI to work with students and experts to solve business and innovation challenges. Humber is recognized internationally for its expertise in automation and robotics, systems integration, advanced manufacturing and design and user experience testing.