Applied Research at Seneca
Seneca Innovation, the entrepreneurship, applied research and innovation arm at Seneca, has a mandate to foster a culture of innovation for Seneca’s students, faculty, staff and community. Seneca Innovation enables the innovation economy and community well-being by providing practical solutions to real-world, technical and business challenges through two departments: Seneca HELIX, our on-campus accelerator; and Seneca Applied Research, which helps industry and community partners access Seneca resources to conduct research and advance technologies, products, services and programs.
Seneca’s applied research expertise lies in six broad areas: software and data sciences, life sciences, design and animation, business and finance, engineering and health sciences.
Seneca has four research centres:
Centre for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE)
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Preparing the Talent Pipeline for a Digital Future
Polytechnic education offers a unique post-secondary pathway, combining hands-on delivery, future-ready skills and industry-specific training to those looking for a smooth entry into the labour market. Today’s student needs to be prepared for a digital future – one in which augmented and virtual reality, simulation and remote-access systems are commonplace.
Seneca’s School of Nursing is using sophisticated virtual reality to provide practical experience in medical scenarios, including emergency situations, to gain real-life clinical experiences remotely. Partnering with Oxford Medical Simulation in the United Kingdom, Seneca is delivering virtual reality and screen-based nursing as a way to offer fully immersive and interactive clinical scenarios at a time when in-person training is limited. Students, doctors, nurses and other health-care professionals stand to benefit from this approach at a time when eHealth and remote care are becoming important elements in Canada’s healthcare system.