In 2010, the federal government through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) launched its first Technology Access Centre TAC competition which was open to colleges across the country. The program to this day supports the establishment of innovation support centers in different industrial sectors with a focus on enhancing small and medium-sized enterprises also known as SMEs.
SIRT was selected as a TAC in 2012, making it the first digital media TAC in Ontario, as well as the only Screen Industry TAC. This funding was once again renewed in 2018. We are a leading support center that thrives on innovation and provides expertise, technology, and equipment with a keen focus on the screen industry, applied research, technical assistance, developing projects for companies and specialized training. Being a designated TAC has made it possible for us to offer a broader, evolved range of services and specialized training. Together with our partners, we are putting Ontario and its screen-based industry on the international map.
Interested in what makes us an innovative and accessible Digital Media TAC? Click below to explore our Stage and what Technology we offer to help with a wide variety of creative projects.