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Research and Innovation Centres: WIMTACH

Research and Innovation Centres: WIMTACH

A group at students at the WIMTACH Hackathon

The Wearable, Interactive and Mobile Technology Access Centre in Health (WIMTACH) is a research and development centre at Centennial College. It uses a multidisciplinary approach to provide specialized knowledge, equipment and technology to companies and organizations in the digital health technology sector in Toronto, Canada and beyond. As one of just 60 Technology Access Centres across Canada, WIMTACH serves as a catalyst for and contributor to the growing ecosystem of digital health innovation by providing services to small to medium-sized businesses to carry out applied research projects. Through these projects, WIMTACH helps businesses activate their innovative ideas and transform them into commercialized successes – all while supporting the College’s commitment to building powerful pathways to employment, building strategic partnerships with industry leaders to engage more students in paid research opportunities than any other TAC in Canada.

WIMTACH began in April 2015 with Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)’s CCI TAC funding and is one of 60 Technology Access Centres funded by Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Since then, WIMTACH’s record of success has continued to climb. As the only Technology Access Centre in health in the GTA, WIMTACH’s leadership is far-reaching:

WIMTACH by the Numbers:

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235

Number of companies served

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216

Number of companies which are SMEs

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13

13 Hospitals and Not-for-Profits served

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306

Number of services provided

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136

Number of training contracts provided

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80

Number of college faculty involved in TAC-delivered services

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507

Number of students involved in TAC-delivered services (as term employees or interns)


WIMTACH Student Profile: Maanas Arora

How one hackathon with WIMTACH sparked an applied research project for Interdev

WIMTACH secures a $150,000 Health Canada project with industry partner Ortho Biomed

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For more information, visit the WIMTACH website.
View WIMTACH’s profile on the Research Facilities Navigator.

What our research partners say

“Centennial was my first choice [for a project partner] … [working with the students] was as if we were working with engineers with years of industry experience. It was a win-win situation.” — Saeid Samiezadeh, CEO and Co-founder of Ortho Biomed