The Simulation Centre (SC) offers a 1483 sq. metre usability and interaction facility at the Waterfront Campus for testing new products, processes, and clinical protocols in a real life simulated environment. Infrastructure includes: a 60 bed simulated hospital environment with high fidelity mannequins; state of the art motion capture hardware and software, including IP-enabled cameras; and, a Real-Time Locating System (RTLS) for simulation, tracking hand hygiene compliance, conducting applied research in infection control technologies.
The Health eHome (HH) supports technology testing and evaluation in a 42 sq. metre home care laboratory setting at the Waterfront Camus. Infrastructure includes; a simulated home environment with embedded sensors to measure and monitor the HH environment (for example allowing measurement of research subject water consumption, activity levels, and audio capture); and state of the art motion capture hardware and software, including IP-enabled cameras.
The Health Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accelerator at the Waterfront Campus supports information and communication technology development and testing, including business analysis, website, mobile application and game development, analysis, and testing.
Mobility Assessment Laboratory (MAL): MAL is a 69 sq. metre lab at Sunnybrook Hospital, which supports patient mobility, fitness, active living, gait, and gerontology activation applied research and technology development and assessment. This combined equipment provides readouts of data that will allow researchers to compare pre- and post- data, how a patient walks with a device and without, barefoot or shod, and the difference when orthotic devices are used on one or both feet.
Hospitality and Culinary Arts
The Food Innovation Research Studio (FIRSt), housed within the newly renovated Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts (CHCA) in downtown Toronto, FIRSt integrates an expert food science applied research, recipe and product development team with cutting-edge research laboratories, test kitchens and equipment to support the food industry by developing and commercializing new food products in a timely, cost effective and customer-focused manner.
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Construction & Engineering Technologies
The Green Building Centre (open March 2014)
The Green Building Centre is located on the Casa Loma campus. It is a research hub is equipped with the infrastructure, experts and equipment to connect the Canadian construction sector with applied research in green construction and sustainable building practices. The Green Buildings Centre offers a range of services to the building industry from the college’s Casa Loma campus, including business development, intellectual property management, venture creation and product development and testing. Read more about the Green Building Centre
The Advanced Product Development Laboratory (APD): The APD is a 62 sq. metre lab at the Casa Loma Campus that features leading edge rapid prototyping tools including 3D printers, laser and water jet cutters, CNC machines and mechanical and electrical component building and testing equipment, for iterative development of prototypes.
The Advanced Prototyping Laboratory (APL): The APL is a 62 sq. metre lab at the Casa Loma Campus that features leading edge rapid prototyping tools including 3D printers, laser and water jet cutters, CNC machines and mechanical and electrical component building and testing equipment, for iterative development of prototypes. Read more about our Advanced Prototyping capacity.
Business Accelerator and Innovation Services space for industry partners to work alongside our faculty and students, enabled by state of the art video conferencing equipment that connects each campus. Local industry benefits from our suite of Innovation Support Services to help accelerate the innovation-to-market cycle, including:
- Innovation Receptor Support Services (Problem/ Opportunity Identification, Faculty/Industry Brokering, Concept Development, Market Research, and Team Mobilization);
- Multidisciplinary Collaborative Problem-Solving (multidisciplinary assessment on design and prototype development, validating usability and testing market potential); and,
- Innovation-Market Assessment Services (evaluating usability/market demand and strategic fit with potential investors).
Start George Brown College: Start George Brown College is a new student-focused hub for entrepreneurship awareness, education, training and hands-on learning opportunities. This includes access to mentoring programs and training, opportunities to work alongside existing enterprises on applied research projects and specialized support for emerging entrepreneurs in any number of sectors. Learn more about Start George Brown College.