Smart Manufacturing & Advanced Recycling Technologies Centre

SMART Centre

The Smart Manufacturing & Advanced Recycling Technologies (SMART) Centre was established in 2020 to support applied research, technical services, and training in the areas of advanced manufacturing, advanced recycling technologies, and cyber security.

With over 13,000 sq. ft. of space containing state-of-the-art equipment, the SMART Centre engages faculty and students to connect industry with the expertise necessary to address manufacturing, recycling, and cyber security challenges. 

The SMART Centre is part of Canada's 60 NSERC-funded Technology Access Centres (TACs), a network of state-of-the-art applied research and innovation centres spanning the country.



SMART Centre impact

A sketch on a paper

Designing a compact 2-in-1 steamer and vacuuming prototype

BEAPCO partnered with Conestoga’s SMART Centre to develop a prototype of a 2-in-1 steamer to eliminate pests.
A robotic hand with a brain floating above it

Developing an AI model to identify rust

ServiceEcho aimed to further develop their application solution by integrating AR features to create a more immersive user experience, demonstrating the use of AR and AI to assist users in efficiently completing tasks.
A car on an assembly line

Novel security model for automotive SoCs

Partnering with Conestoga’s SMART Centre, ETAS Embedded Systems and the SMART Centre explored the creation of a novel security approach that maintained the high performance needed by advanced driver assistance systems.

Our team

Bassim Elhassan

Bassim Elhassan

Senior project manager

Colleen McCann

Colleen McCann

Research project manager

Dushyant Puri

Dushyant Puri

Research project manager

Jeff Dukes

Jeff Dukes, P.Eng.

Director, SMART Centre

Jeff Paddock headshot

Jeff Paddock

Partnership development manager

Ramzy Ganady

Ramzy Ganady, CET

Operations supervisor

By the numbers (2022) 

Students hired
Faculty engaged
In funding


See how the SMART Centre can help you access faculty expertise, student employees, and the college's innovative lab spaces and equipment.


96 Grand Avenue South
Cambridge, Ontario N1S 2L9, Canada

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