Waterloo-based RIM has partnered up with Ottawa’s Carleton University to open the “RIM Teaching and Collaborative Research Centre”. The goal is to give Carleton engineering and industrial design students the tools to be “at the forefront of smartphone technology and design”. RIM will be donating BlackBerry smartphones, several BlackBerry Playbooks and also holding various seminars so students can successfully learn how to develop mobile apps. The press release stated that students who use the centre will specifically be working on projects that deal with “mobile technology and wireless communication with health care and automotive applications”. Based on that statement you can expect to see more developments coming out of RIM’s QNX team as their head office is located in Ottawa.