Institute leads an ambitious program of information
and technical expertise exchange and fusion. Itself
the product of a large private-sector commitment, the Institute is a model
of collaboration between the private sector and education. Through
its information exchange mission, the Institute extends
and expands opportunities for such collaborations,
stimulating new research ideas and bringing new
perspectives to problems, and better utilizing existing expertise in academia,
industry and government.
-The increasing fragmentation, competition and
specialization within the information technology
-The great disparity between the world-leading
Canadian telecommunications industry and the scattered,
small-scale, largely individual efforts in Canadian
university telecom research;
-The increasingly cross-disciplinary nature of
advanced information technologies research;
-The growing need for academia, industry and government
to work together to maximize human and physical resources.
In order to promote, foster and facilitate creative
collaborations, thus accelerating technology and knowledge transfer through
expeditious information exchange, the Institute organizes its own forums,
workshops, lectures and also co-sponsors events with other groups in the
University. As a result, experts from different disciplines and different
sectors are brought together to share problems and explore possible solutions.
Institute researchers have participated in scientific, business and
government events in order to enhance and create opportunities to maximize
human and physical resources.
In addition, the Institute intends to serve as
a “match-maker” between experts and research needs,
develop a database of interests and expertise of
researchers, and provide information about research
done, wanted and available.
Seminars, & Workshops