Industry/PSE collaboration thrives at Cégep Marie-Victorin wearable tech centre

January 5, 2017

A wearable technology research centre based at Montréal’s Cégep Marie-Victorin has provided both the school and industry partners with invaluable opportunities for innovation, reports Maclean’s. The Vestechpro research centre first opened as an incubator five years ago to help clothing companies spur innovation, yet it quickly turned its attention to the budding world of “smart garments,” which combine technology, advanced data, and uncommon fabrics. “It almost happened by accident,” says Nadine Meunier, a fashion design and manufacturing teacher at the CEGEP. “Now it’s an unexpected breeding ground for innovations that developed as a response to industry demands.” Maclean’s