Centre de recherche en photonique à l’Université d’Ottawa

Lorsque les chercheurs du Centre pour la recherche en photonique de l’Université d’Ottawa (CRPuO) déménage au nouveaux Complexe de recherche avancée (CRA), ils aurons accès au facilité nessecaire pour propulsé la science de la lumière vers de nouveaux sommets. Le chef du centre, Dr. Pierre Berini , explique comment le CRPuO est afin de découvrir des nouvelles applications pour la recherche photonique.

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Centre de recherche en photonique à l’Université d’Ottawa (CRPuO) (ANGLAIS)

Valorisation de la recherche et transfert de technologie (VRTT)


Centre for Research in Photonics at the University of Ottawa


As researchers at the Centre for Research in Photonics at the University of Ottawa (CRPuO) move into the newly built Advanced Research Complex (ARC), they will have access to advanced facilities required to keep them at the forefront of photonics research. Dr. Pierre Berini, the Director of the center, explains how the CRPuO is discovering new ways to apply the science of light to practical applications.

 For more information check out the links below.


Centre for Research in Photonics at the University of Ottawa (CRPuo)

Technology Transfer and Business Enterprise (TTBE)

Common Ground uOttawa Spring 2014

On May 28th 2014, TTBE partnered up with the Ottawa Network and You.i to build new relationships between local industry and the uOttawa research community.    Take a look at our video below and contact TTBE to learn how your company can benefit from uOttawa research.


Six start-ups to watch have uOttawa and OTTN connections

Six startups that have shared common connections with the OTTN and the University of Ottawa were featured in the Ottawa Business Journal last week. Their annual feature on Startups to Watch showcased ten promising start ups in the Ottawa area. Out of the ten companies, six share past relationships with the University of Ottawa.

It is great to see this impact from the OTTN and the University of Ottawa. This has been through the creation of start-ups and through university / industry research collaborations as follows:
CogniVue has collaborated with a number of uOttawa professors, including Robert Laganière, Shervin Shirmohammadi on projects such as driver assistance technologies for vehicles
Exocortex has worked with Jochen Lang to bring new capabilities to their cutting edge 3D animation software that is now being used in large scale film production.
Giatec Scientific was launched with the encouragement and financial support of the OTTN though our early PoP funding programs.
Micrometrics, Proximify and Spoonity are all graduates of the Startup Garage, a program that provides cash, mentorship and support to student entrepreneurs.
These companies join a 2013’s start-ups to watch that include iWatchLife, which is commercialising research arising from Robert Laganiere’s lab, and Gnowit, another Start-up Garage graduate. It is great to see this impact on the local economy.

For more information and general resources related to industry collaborations, check out the links below.


Leading haptics engineering team is developing technologies to bring more touch to our world

On the fifth floor of the University of Ottawa’s Iconic SITE Electrical Engineering and Computer Science building, Dr. Abdulmotaleb El Saddik and his team of students are changing the way we interact with the world. Dr. El Saddik is at the forefront of haptics, a field that brings touch to electronic devices.

Haptics technologies can be found everywhere in our modern world. Examples range from force feedback responses in flight simulators that train the commercial and military pilots that keep us safe, to built-in rumble packs in gaming controllers that enhance our games, and even to the phone vibrations that provide an alternative to ring tones of our mobile phones.

This is just the beginning of what will be an explosion of haptics in everyday life. In the not so distant future, deformable screens will bring tactile touch to our smart phones, and air jets and electromagnetic will bring touchable holograms. Dr. El Saddik is at the forefront of this revolution.

  “ The growing number of applications for next generation haptics can be found in almost every domain. Technology developers are taking steps to ensure that the latest haptics technology will have a much larger presence in their products. It is with this in mind that our lab is taking haptics technology to a whole new level of sophistication,” says Dr. El Saddik. He is becoming known around the world for  finding innovative applications for haptics technologies.

Dr. El Saddik’s projects include haptic feedback systems in vehicles, haptic enabled clothing that allow individuals to transmit and receive touch, and medical systems that provide feedback to both doctors and patients. His team focuses on the computer science and engineering of haptics. He deals with the challenges of integrating the advanced data transfer protocols haptic devices require for the massive amounts of data transferred real time in two directions by haptic devices. This means dealing with latency and processing times by developing new compression formats and haptics transfer protocols. For instance, the lab intends to make it easier for game developers to deal with the high volume of data associated with haptics parameters.

Dr. El Saddik and his large team of students have been well recognized by their peers for excellent research in this field. The team is now looking to bring haptics and the underlying technologies that make them possible to practical applications. The lab is an excellent resource for industry partners looking to add that special touch to their products.

See the Tabaret article for more information about Haptics at uOttawa:


Professor El-Saddik’s research websites can be found at http://www.mcrlab.uottawa.ca/ and at http://www.discover.uottawa.ca/

Information about the University of Ottawa can be found at http://www.uottawa.ca/about.html

For information on research partnerships contact ttbe@uottawa.ca

Laser à fibre femtoseconde portable

Portable Femtosecond Fiber Laser

The University of Ottawa is seeking partners in developing applications for its new femtosecond laser. This femtosecond (fs) laser brings the high power, ultra short pulses of a solid state fs laser into a fiber based system, enabling a substantial savings in size and cost. This opens up new possibilities in applications such as imaging, machining, and ophthalmology.

The specifications can be modified based on a user’s specific needs. Femtosecond fiber lasers based on this design will have the following advantages:

  • Lower operating costs

  • Portable due to 10 times size reduction (size of a desktop PC)

  • Robust lower cost system due to ease of manufacturing enabled by fiber optics

  • High power pulses appropriate for new and existing applications where pulses lower than 8 picoseconds are required

Researcher: Hanan Anis is an Associate Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). Previously, Hanan was the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Ceyba, an optical networking company. She conducted pioneering research in various areas of photonics, including soliton generation and detection, non-linear propagation, tunable lasers, and high-end transmission systems while at Nortel.

10 uOttawa technologies with potential for improving collaborations, the online experiences, and security

The University of Ottawa Technology Transfer and Business Enterprise office is working with several researchers looking to commercialize new technologies with industry partners. Here are some of the technology areas they are working on.   

1.    Real Time HD Video over Public Networks

Dynamic control of HD video transmission by responding to and even predicting network conditions, eliminating buffering delays

2. Collaboration, whiteboarding and gaming using Minimal Bandwidth

Online collaboration, gaming, and teaching tools for mobile, desktops, and white boards enabled by converting animated files into binary commands for rapid communication, storage, transmission, and playback

3.    Panoramic 3D Video Camera

Camera configuration and software to simplify 360º stereoscopic recording to the point that it can be done real time in environments with lots of motion

4.    RFID Security Protocol

Radio frequency identification tags can be secured using minimal processing resources with this algorithm

5.    Authentication protocols for secure access

Increase security of devices through Easy Touch Access that senses biological signals from the user when the device is touched, and the 3D Graphical Password integrates difficult to copy pressure sensitivity on a touch screen as it cannot be seen by eavesdroppers.

6.    Accelerated scalar multiplication on elliptic curve cryptosystems over prime fields

This technology replaces expensive field multiplications by squarings and other cheaper operations in ECC point operations over a prime field.

7. Digital Watermaking for H.264 high definition video

This robust and imperceptible digital watermark scheme can be used to protect digital media from pirating and tampering.

8.    RFID Signal Protection – wireless sensor networks.

Algorithms designed to increase the reliability of wireless sensor networks.

9.    Augmented reality

Concepts for mobile devices to recognize objects and provide information

10.  Service Oriented Virtual Organization (SOVO) for collaborating across organisations

SOVO is a software system design framework that enables independent organizations to collaborate in a value network to achieve a common goal (i.e. delivering value to a customer). Most importantly, it enables the partners to measure the performance of the collaborations while protecting the data of the individual organizations from unauthorized use by the other parties


For more information contact:       Mark Pearson, TTBE; mpearson@uottawa.ca

(613) 562-5800 x 1246

Dr. François Robitaille develops next generation carbon fiber parts with the help of OTTN

The University of Ottawa Faculty of Engineering has disclosed several research and technology partnership opportunities to OTTN in recent years.

The Faculty of Engineering has become a strong partner for industrial research partnerships. The faculty has participated in OTTN technology development programs, and other research partnerships programs such as OTTN’s www.sme4sme  program and partnership programs available from NSERC, OCE, and other specialised industry programs such as SDTC, and the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.

The Faculty of Engineering has a strong focus on inter-disciplinary research in the following strategic areas: 

  • e-Society
  • Bio and health engineering
  • Critical infrastructure design and survivability
  • Sustainable energy and environmental technologies

As evidence of the high level of applied research taking place at the Faculty of Engineering, the OTTN is please to highlight the following list of projects and technologies that are open for licensing and research collaboration with Faculty of Engineering researchers. All University of Ottawa technologies can be viewed at the AUTM Global Technology Portal.

CARS Microscopy

CARS microscopy technology is an imaging technique for biological samples that provides high resolution and chemical selectivity. A prototype is ready for testing in your application.


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