Pioneering Partnership Model in the McMaster Innovation Ecosystem
HAMILTON, Ontario - Feb. 13, 2017 - PRLog -- McMaster University's innovative experimental co-location between an academic research centre and a rapidly growing startup company has begun to yield successes.
The university's Computing Infrastructure Research Centre (CIRC), which is a research centre in the Faculty of Engineering, shares space with its founding industry partner Cinnos Mission Critical Inc. at the McMaster Innovation Park. CIRC's team of researchers and students are focused on developing cutting-edge technologies for data centres. Cinnos is a technology startup forged in the McMaster Innovation Ecosystem and designs and sells appliances for rapid, low cost, and highly efficient deployment of scalable data centre facilities.
Breaking with the traditional industry-academic research paradigm, Cinnos and McMaster decided to collocate their resources by forming CIRC. The space is designed such that researchers and students at CIRC mingle freely with Cinnos entrepreneurs, enabling a close alignment between the market opportunities and customer needs of the industry with research and technology. This seamless collaboration between the two organizations has already brought tremendously successful products into the marketplace, such as the Cinnos flagship Smart MCX, the world's first data centre in a box, as well as the Smart MC-M, a modular, data-driven, intelligent monitoring system for computing facilities.
"CIRC is founded on a pioneering model of university-industry collaboration,"
"Thanks to our innovative model, Cinnos proprietary MCX has sales both in Canada and internationally in less than 18 months from our inception. In addition, we have recently raised over $2M in financing to fund our global expansion. We simply could not have achieved this feat without the world-class team of CIRC and the strong and unwavering support from McMaster University and the Faculty of Engineering,"
With ambitions to be a global leader in the data centre industry, Cinnos envisioned a strong R&D program from its inception. This manifested in six projects that are designed to transform archaic and wasteful practices in the data centre industry. They were architected in a close collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University. The projects are funded through over $3M committed by Cinnos and augmented by grants from multiple Government agencies.
Cinnos has developed and commercialized the world's first data centre appliance that enables immediate deployment and a pay-as-you-grow model for data centre providers. Furthermore, thanks to its proprietary modular design, The Cinnos Smart MCX™ enables immediate deployment of data centres for a fraction of the cost of traditional mission critical facilities (MCF), hence accelerating revenues and bringing dramatically higher ROI to our customers as compared with the traditional construction-
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CIRC, or the Computing Infrastructure Research Centre (http://circ.mcmaster.ca) at McMaster University, is the first research centre focused on data centre innovations in Canada. CIRC was founded earlier this year and is mandated to develop, promote, and advocate for technologies and products that eliminate wasteful practices in data centres, addressing a $100B+ global industry. The R&D functions of CIRC are unique in their emphasis on market validation from the conceptions stage, ensuring research relevance and guaranteed economic, societal, and environmental impact. This has manifested in high ROI on R&D expenses: within the first year of its existence, CIRC has developed technology that has led to revenue generating product lines for Cinnos.
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