The Cisco Innovation Centre Toronto – BrainGrid gets Involved with New Hub for Open Technology Innovation

 

BrainGrid Corporation had the opportunity to work with Cisco after being chosen to participate in their new Internet of Things Innovation Centre in Toronto.

The Cisco Innovation Centre Toronto, one of nine Cisco Innovation Centres worldwide, is designed to catalyze and showcase digital innovation and development.  In a nutshell it is Canada’s brand new “hub” for open technology innovation.

“The mantra of the Toronto Innovation Centre is Inspire, Innovate and Invest,” said Bernadette Wightman, president, Cisco Canada (pictured below). “Inspire the next great minds of tomorrow. Foster innovation and big ideas today. And invest in the potential game-changing companies of tomorrow.”

 

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Located at 88 Queens Quay West just south of Union Station and the Gardner Expressway , the 15,000 square foot high-rise buidling is the first large scale commercial high-rise with Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) LED lighting and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) in the Americas.  It also has some pretty cool smart features like like real-time monitoring of indoor/outdoor daylight levels and temperature.

 

Cisco Innovation Centre

 

Inside its doors are things that are really the future of everything… things that will help communities be safer, smarter and more efficient. From digital fire hydrants to E-bikes there was no limit on the variety of technology that was featured on launch day.

Cisco’s thought leadership in IoT combined with this world-class facility made it the perfect place to show off some of our own technology.  Pictured below is the Sentroller on display at the Innovation Centre.  The BrainGrid “Sentroller” is an advanced technology platform which delivers the most reliable, cost effective and fully featured means to connect and relay wireless data. A Sentroller easily allows anyone to remotely monitor and manage systems and in-field equipment previously deemed as “unmonitorable”.

 

BrainGrid Corporation is pleased to have partnered up with Cisco and the Innovation Centre and look forward to continue working with leaders in the Internet of Things market.

MORE ABOUT THE CISCO INNOVATION CENTRE:

The Cisco Innovation Centre Toronto is designed to transform the status quo by bringing together customers, partners, startups, accelerators, governments, universities, researchers, and open communities to:

  • Educate, mentor and develop Canadian talent in the areas of STEM
  • Provide physical and virtual laboratories for proof of concept development, experimentation and testing on Cisco’s open digital platform
  • Provide customer innovation rooms to co-create and prototype new solutions
  • Foster local and global innovation by investing in startups, university and research partnerships
  • Provide access to a global network to share success stories, best practices and market expertise
  • Demonstrate cutting edge technology solutions and share thought leadership

The Cisco Innovation Centre Toronto will specialize in building solutions and advancing projects in the areas of Smart Cities, Smart Buildings, Healthcare, Financial Services and Manufacturing.

Here is a brief video that outlines the creation of the Innovation Centre.

 

 

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