Smart Manufacturing & Advanced Recycling Technologies Centre

SMART Centre

The Smart Manufacturing & Advanced Recycling Technologies (SMART) Centre was established in 2020 to support applied research, technical services, and training in the areas of advanced manufacturing, advanced recycling technologies, and cyber security.

With over 13,000 sq. ft. of space containing state-of-the-art equipment, the SMART Centre engages faculty and students to connect industry with the expertise necessary to address manufacturing, recycling, and cyber security challenges. 

The SMART Centre is part of Canada's 60 NSERC-funded Technology Access Centres (TACs), a network of state-of-the-art applied research and innovation centres spanning the country.



SMART Centre impact

A person holding a smartphone

Smart lock development for Kargobox

Focus21 partnered with the SMART Centre to develop a prototype smart lock system and software architecture for a smartphone app. 
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HoloLens integration for BIM pipeline

Planit Measuring is an engineering firm based in Oakville that specializes in measuring and laser scanning buildings to generate architecture assets such as building information models (BIMs).
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Software architecture enhancement

SolidState AI is a company that specializes in developing artificial intelligence and machine learning software for advanced manufacturing industries.

Our team

Ignac Kolenko

Ignac Kolenko, P. Eng.

Executive director, SMART Centre

Bassim Elhassan

Bassim Elhassan

Senior project manager

Colleen McCann

Colleen McCann

Research project manager

Dushyant Puri

Dushyant Puri

Research project manager

Samantha Jorge

Samantha Jorge

Project coordinator

By the numbers (2022) 

Students hired
Faculty engaged
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See how the SMART Centre can help you access faculty expertise, student employees, and the college's innovative lab spaces and equipment.


96 Grand Avenue South
Cambridge, Ontario N1S 2L9, Canada

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