Customer story

Research Entrepreneurs Accelerating Prosperity

Christie helps spark innovation and entrepreneurship

Research Entrepreneurs Accelerating Prosperity (REAP) is an exceptional research initiative offered through the University of Waterloo that pays student researchers to develop new uses and markets for interactive display technologies. REAP is open to all students regardless of year or faculty. These students — or research entrepreneurs — don’t invent new technologies. Rather, the students innovate using already-available technologies, encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship.

REAP does this by bringing together academic and private-sector partners to explore new technologies — specifically those involving digital display, interactivity and responsiveness environments — to spark research entrepreneurship. With these goals in mind, it’s easy to see how a product as innovative as Christie® MicroTiles® was a natural fit for REAP. “[Christie] MicroTiles are central to our innovation and entrepreneurship: they are flexible in configuration, high-resolution and scalable — you can add more units as needed,” explains Professor David Goodwin, co-founder of REAP.

“[Christie] MicroTiles are central to our innovation and entrepreneurship: they are flexible in configuration, high-resolution and scalable.” 
 Professor David Goodwin 
 Co-founder of REAP

Quick Facts

  • Customer
    University of Waterloo - REAP
  • Partners
    Dynamix
    Float4 Interactive
    Quarry Integrated Communications
    Trapeze
  • Location
    Waterloo, ON, Canada
  • Products
    55 Christie MicroTiles
    4 Christie FHD551-X 55" high-definition LCD flat panel displays
    2 Christie DS+750 1-chip DLP projectors
    1 Christie Spyder X20 video processor