Emily Carr Signs Partnership Agreement with Tinkerine Studios

Posted on November 02, 2017 | Emily Carr Stories

We're pleased to announce that we have signed an industry and institutional research partnership agreement with Tinkerine Studios Ltd., designers and manufacturers of award-winning 3D printers and software.

The partnership will see ECU's Material Matters research hub undertake design research related to personal production machinery, software and services for educational organizations and the creative individual.

"We are extremely pleased to be working with Emily Carr and their exceptional staff in the continued development of Tinkerine and its suite of products and services. Emily Carr is a world recognized leader in education and design, and our collaboration will advance our mandate to become a global leader in 3D printing for the education sector."

Eugene Suyu, CEO, Tinkerine

The partnership, which will run through March 2018, is part of an Engage Grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). With the Engage Grant, university or college researchers can apply to launch a new research collaboration with an industrial partner through a short-term research and development (R&D) project that applies their expertise to address a company challenge. Partnering companies gain by having the expertise of the academics focused on their R&D issues and by discovering what the researchers and the students working with them have to offer.

The collaboration will provide valuable information for the implementation of 3D printing courses and products in the education space.

"Material Matters specializes in developing collaboration with industry and enterprise through
faculty-led and student-driven research creation activities centered on pragmatic additive manufacturing, 3d printing products and services. What a thrill it will be for our faculty and students to collaborate with Tinkerine Studios and we look forward to contributing to their continued successes."

Keith Doyle, ECU Associate Professor + Co-Director, Material Matters
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