Fanshawe proposes Canada’s first product testing and research centre

June 26, 2014

Fanshawe College has submitted an application to the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev) to develop a 20,000-square-foot research centre that would test products from around the world. The proposed centre would reportedly be the first of its kind in Canada, with current testing centres located in Texas and Germany. Fanshawe’s proposal is for a centre that would provide consumer testing to identify product strengths and weaknesses, as well as research into how products can be improved. “We will assist business to become more cost-effective, more productive, and help them get products and ideas to market faster and cheaper than they could,” said Ben Cecil, AVP Academic. The centre would likely be located at the Advanced Manufacturing Park, where Western University recently opened its new Collider Centre for Technology CommercializationLondon Free Press