BehrTech Among Innovators Invited to Partner with Fleming College in Canadian Government Grant to Research and Develop IoT Sensor Technologies
TORONTO – June 11, 2020 – BehrTech, a disruptive enabler of next-gen wireless connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced it is part of a group of IoT innovators collaborating with Sir Sandford Fleming College on a new research project that received funding from the Government of Canada.
Fleming College was awarded over $3 million through a joint funding initiative administered by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to create a new Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) lab solely dedicated to sensors, communications, applied research, and integration. Located at Fleming’s campus in Peterborough, Ontario, the lab will contain state-of-the-art equipment to develop, analyze, and integrate innovative IIoT sensors and serve as a trial platform for prototypes ahead of full-scale demonstrations and deployment. Fleming College, its researchers, and the group of IoT innovators will be part of an IIoT innovation ecosystem, helping smaller companies to access the expertise and platforms that will allow them to connect and commercialize their technologies.
“This collaboration is testimony to BehrTech’s innovation and contribution to the sensor and communication technologies market,” says Albert Behr, CEO of BehrTech. “The new equipment and infrastructure at Fleming will enable us to further develop the wireless IoT sensors needed to overcome the connectivity barriers that are currently plaguing Industry 4.0.”
The joint funding initiative allows colleges to apply for a comprehensive funding package supporting both research costs (through NSERC) and research infrastructure (through the CFI). It aims to connect colleges with local companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises, to work together on applied research projects that will facilitate the development of new products and technologies for the benefit of their local communities and beyond. In addition to BehrTech, the group of partners includes BGC Engineering, Molok North America, Ecoation, ioAirFlow, and FPrimeC.
For BehrTech, this partnership and research initiative will further expand the MYTHINGSTM wireless connectivity product family that leverages the MIOTY (TS UNB) wireless protocol to simplify and accelerate the deployment of robust, scalable, and integrable Low-Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN).
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