BCIT partners with YVR Innovation Hub as living lab for IoT

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is establishing an Innovation Hub, a centre for excellence to spur innovation and drive growth across the region. YVR has partnered with BCIT Centre for Internet of Things to obtain technical expertise, specifically a living lab for students and faculty to research new processes and technology from a wide variety of applications.

The Internet of Things, or IoT, refers to physical devices that are connected to the internet, collecting and sharing information. Leveraging sensors at YVR will add a layer of digital intelligence to processes and allow for the sharing of real-time data.

“As we look to the future in a post-pandemic world, we see a real opportunity to drive innovation for the whole region. A focus of the Innovation Hub is collaborating with the community as we work towards turning our innovations into reality, which is why we are thrilled to be partnering with BCIT,” says Lynette DuJohn, Vice President, Innovation and Chief Information Officer, YVR

“We are very excited to share our technical expertise with YVR, our students will gain real-world experience exploring the endless possibilities for innovation advancement in this new living lab,” says Kim Dotto, Dean, Applied Research and Centre for Research and Innovation, BCIT.

The Centre for Internet of Things at BCIT is at the forefront of this emerging technology and digital transformation with advanced hands-on education and training, industry collaboration, and research.

BCIT schools and campuses are optimally positioned to lead Canada as a living lab for a wide range of IoT enabled applications. With a vast pool of experts in crucial industry areas, as well as the utilities and facilities to enable deployment of IoT solutions and testing them.

On April 28, 2021, YVR signed a memorandum of understanding with the BCIT Centre of Internet of Things.

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