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Applied Research

Innovative solutions to real-life problems

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Applied research at BCIT is exciting. It creates practical learning opportunities for BCIT’s students, provides innovative solutions to industry challenges, and produces new, commercially relevant technology products and applications.

Welcome from Dr. Kim Dotto, Dean Applied Research.

Envisioning change, advancing technology

BCIT researchers and research groups have been working with industry clients for 30 years, helping companies and organizations develop new technologies, products and services. The practical solutions range from process improvements for small SMEs to changing provincial building codes for the construction industry to a collaborative research network involving students, researchers, companies and government organizations from across Canada.

How BCIT supported the jobs of tomorrow in 2021

For more than 55 years, BCIT has been at the forefront of industry trends and change. From our automotive division to the School of Computing and Academic Studies, our programs...

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How BCIT innovated to provide applied solutions to industry challenges

BCIT researchers and research groups have been working with industries for 30 years, helping companies and organizations develop new technologies, products, and services. Despite the evolving challenges of the pandemic...

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BCIT partners with industry on virtual clean-energy training platform for First Nations communities

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), in partnership with Siemens Canada, Denesoline Corporation (Łutsël K’é Dene First Nation’s wholly-owned subsidiary), and the Digital Supercluster, is proud to announce its...

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BCIT and BC hospital create innovative device to improve chest tube stabilization for patients

Innovative researchers and designers from BCIT MAKE+ collaborated with entrepreneurial healthcare workers from the Royal Columbian Hospital to create a revolutionary device to improve the care of patients with collapsed...

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Fireweed episode 5: To tech or not to tech

Technology itself does not support or enhance learning. It’s the way we use them. Technology in the classroom is nothing new, and it’s always evolving. Innovators like UBC’s Dr. Claudia...

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NSERC introduces new Alliance International grants

December 22, 2021

NSERC has announced the launch of the Alliance International grants, a new funding stream to support Canadian university researchers working with...

NSERC and US National Science Foundation launch collaborative research funding opportunity on quantum science and artificial intelligence

December 17, 2021

Following the announcement of the formal partnership between the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the US...

CFI 2023 Innovation Fund competition launched

November 29, 2021

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has launched its 2023 Innovation Fund competition. Through this competition, the CFI will invest...

13th Round of Funding for Institute Research Funds

November 18, 2021

The role of the Institute Research Funds is to allow BCIT employees to pursue research initiatives outside of the regular...