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Applied Research Resources

Sheridan is a renowned leader in innovation through applied learning, creative vision, and service excellence. Through the course of our evolution, Sheridan has also become a trusted partner and leader in applied research within both our local communities, Ontario, and throughout Canada.  Download our Resource Guide.

The following is an overview of the resources at Sheridan available for applied research and commercialization projects: 

  • Numerous researchers on call to conduct research projects in our Centres of Expertise
  • 100+ faculty experts available to participate in research projects
  • 1700+ highly qualified students available to participate in research projects 
  • Dedicated applied research office staff available to facilitate projects, partnerships and connections 
Our Centres of Expertise
Sheridan’s Centres of Expertise represent specialized facilities, equipment and teams of knowledgeable faculty and market-ready student researchers:
Specialized research facilities:
  • 10,000 square-foot digital media sound stage, motion capture studio, and 2D/3D digital cinema test centre (SIRT- Pinewood Toronto Studios)
  • Internet Café for developing and testing software solutions for all ages; the Sheridan Elder Research Centre for Creative Aging (SERC, Trafalgar Road Campus)
  • 28,000 square-foot advanced manufacturing facility equipped for solid modeling; 3D prototyping and production, robotics, energy management and more
  • Applied Research Collaboration Centre located at the Trafalgar Road Campus
Sample specialized equipment
  • Vicon motion capture system and virtual camera solutions; SolidTrack camera tracking equipment
  • 2D/3D stereoscopic equipment
  • 3D modeling equipment
  • Christie 4K projector and white and silver screens for 2D, 3D, and high frame rate projection
  • ABB Robotics equipment 
  • Prototyping equipment including ZCorp and Dimension Stratasys 3D printers
  • Advanced 3D production equipment including: Fortus 900mc and Fortus 400mc rapid production machines and Finishing Touch machine
  • Energy auditing, measurement and verification equipment 
  • Mobile applications development software

Sample additional facilities available for applied research through curriculum:

  • Nursing labs
  • Mobile classrooms
  • Craft and design studios
  • Forensic computing lab
  • Interactive multi-media studio 
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