University of Windsor receives $5 million from Telus for new lab IG News

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The University of Windsor has partnered with Telus to build a $5 million commercial lab on the school’s campus to research 5G technology.

The new lab will be located in the Ed Lumley Center for Engineering Innovation and will be called the Telus Atrium.

“Through the new lab, University of Windsor students and faculty members will have more opportunities to engage in meaningful research,” said Chris Houser, the university’s interim vice president for research and innovation.

In a statement, the university said 5G research will focus on agriculture, manufacturing and “connected autonomous vehicles,” which are self-driving cars that can communicate with other vehicles.

University releases outline of some new Telus Lab scheduled projects, such as studying the use of 5G to solve supply chain problems and how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to strengthen cyber security .

The lab will also look at how 5G networks and AI can be used in greenhouses. The school says it has partnered with a greenhouse in Harrow, Ontario, to run studies on using sensors and 5G networks to grow food while reducing costs and pollution.

Ibrahim Gedeon, Telus’ chief technology officer, said the company is “committed to fueling Canadian innovation with network technology that connects academic institutions, researchers and businesses with people, resources and information.”


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