The BlackBerry Teaching and Collaborative Research Centre, opened on March 22, 2012, keeps Carleton engineering and industrial design students at the forefront of smartphone technology and design.

Thanks to support from Research In Motion (RIM), the centre is used for research, teaching, outreach activities, technology demonstrations and professional development for students and researchers working on mobile technology and wireless communication with health care and automotive applications. RIM equipped the centre with software, BlackBerry® smartphones and BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablets on which students experiment and develop apps.