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FedDev Ontario ARC Projects

Federal Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), Applied Research Commercialization Initiative (ARC)*:

Sheridan recently administered 32 industry projects over two rounds of funding through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario's Applied Research Commercialization (ARC) Initiative. The ARC initiative began at Sheridan College on January 10, 2010, and had an immediate positive impact on both local businesses as well as the College. The Initiative has generated job growth, helped local companies remain competitive, and helped create new relationships between academia and industry. Teams of students and faculty have worked on projects that resulted in successful prototypes, enhanced business processes and new opportunities for our partners, while providing problem-solving experience and industry exposure for Sheridan students.

The following is a list of the FedDev Ontario ARC II projects*:
Industry Partner

Project Deliverables

 Modules for a mobile, multi-player online educational game 
Aspera Recycling Inc.
 Optimized workflow and facility layout for the carpet recycling process
Engineered Privacy Inc.
 Facial recognition tracking encryption system
Etapa Window Fashions
 Window blind system prototype
First Line Works & Metriks Education
 FCE protocol development tool
Fortalesa Technologies
 Manufacturing process client animation video
Keizus - GTA Canada Inc.
 Camera accessories for smart phones
 Scanning application process improvement
 Evaluation of Air Blade air flow process & improvements
Parents for Teaching
 Interactive media mobile application for student interaction
Sinking Ship
 Digital media game engine
 Virtual camera prototype and improved facial tracking system 
 Mobile application for coordinating and consolidating orders and payment for pickup
 GPS tracking/monitoring tool
Card Sports & Entertainment Inc.
 Mobile application for family board games
Javelin Technologies
 3D previsualization prototype
Tiffany's Tint
 Automation of computer size car window patterns
*There are currently no active research grants under this program.  We are waiting for further information from the Federal government regarding the future of the program in Spring 2014.