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Centre for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship

August 15, 2019

Seneca’s new Centre for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship is home to HELIX, an on-campus incubator that helps aspiring entrepreneurs develop business ideas and collaborate with like-minded innovators. However, in a global marketplace, sometimes geography can get in the way of a good brainstorm or critical investment pitch. Crestron Electronics is helping to make the roadblock of distance a thing of the past.

Crestron, one of Seneca’s vendors has made a generous gift of five Crestron Mercury systems to support HELIX operations. The Mercury is an all-in-one tabletop solution that supports any web-based collaboration or conferencing tool in one console. These units will help HELIXers meet with colleagues, mentors and potential investors, regardless of their location or conferencing application.

Crestron’s gift also includes room scheduling designed specifically for enterprise room scheduling applications that, like the Mercury, can integrate with various scheduling services and software.

“This gift of innovative technology will add great value to the HELIX experience for our young entrepreneurs,” said Chris Dudley, Director, Entrepreneurship. “Crestron is giving them the tools to connect easily with the many stakeholders who will help them build successful ventures.”

Since 1971, Crestron Electronics has been a global leader in creating automation solutions that make day-to-day tasks easier and improve efficiency and productivity. What sets Crestron apart is their dedication to providing scalable and customized solutions with 24/7 service and support to clients around the world, including Seneca.

"Crestron's commitment to its customers and partners fuels the innovation behind the technology that we provide. Seneca also shares this ambition and gives its students and users the best collaboration tools to allow for meaningful and productive outcomes in all of its spaces. The HELIX project was a great fit for us and we are thrilled to be an integral part of this great initiative."

- Mustafa Zaidi, Executive Director, Crestron Canada

As Seneca’s partnership with Crestron continues to grow, the next step will be to connect graduates from the School of Information and Communications Technology with Crestron as a career destination. There may also be opportunities for Seneca to provide corporate training to current Crestron employees.

“Seneca’s relationship with Crestron presents an ideal example for all our industry partners,” said Alvin Shum, Director, Service Delivery. “We greatly appreciate Crestron’s investment in our entrepreneurs and their openness to explore opportunities to hire our graduates. I look forward to seeing this partnership continue to flourish.”

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