Posted on June 05, 2017 at 12:30 PM

Canada::Oakville’s Sheridan College receives $3.3M in funding for mobile computing enhancements

A total of $3.3 million is being allocated to Sheridan — $2.3 million for its Centre for Mobile Innovation (CMI) to help Oakville and Halton companies find solutions to their mobile computing challenges — and $1 million from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation’s Infrastructure Operating Fund, which assists institutions with the incremental operating and maintenance costs associated with the new infrastructure.

The latter financial aid will enhance Sheridan's mobile innovation technology expertise and will provide opportunities to dozens of students each year to advance their training in solving real-world industry problems.

In particular, the research will focus on using biomedical sensors, wearable devices and other mobile technologies for gathering health data and detecting and treating disease.

Oakville MP John Oliver made the announcement Friday, May 5 at Sheridan College.“I am immensely proud that Oakville is home to a world-class educational institution like Sheridan College,” stated Oliver in a media release.

“Through our government’s investment, Sheridan’s CMI will strengthen local and regional competency by engaging faculty, students and industry partners in collaborative projects to improve business innovation.”

Part of the funding comes from the previously-announced $37.4 million earmarked for 37 projects through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) College and Community Innovation program.

The overarching plan for the CMI is to focus on the domain of health care, creating innovative solutions to health-care problems using leading mobile and technologies trends, stated the media release.“Sheridan welcomes this support from NSERC’s College and Community Innovation program, which will position the CMI to make a real and tangible impact in our communities,” said Mary Preece, Sheridan president and vice-chancellor.

“Sheridan has a strong track record of working with small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME's) through its research centres to foster innovation and enhance competitiveness.”

Preece added, “The CMI will provide another avenue for SME's to tap into our faculty expertise and motivate student researchers to develop cost-effective solutions to their mobile computing challenges.”

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