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Applied Research

BCIT MAKE+ collaborates with Providence Research to pioneer medical innovations 

The BCIT MAKE+ applied research group is collaborating with Providence Health Care (PHC) through Providence Research’s annual Skunkworks innovation competition. This collaboration is aimed at inspiring and developing new medical...

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BCIT receives $230k from Future Skills Centre to enhance Virtualized Experiential Learning Platform

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is pleased to announce that researcher Dr. Moein Manbachi of the Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team (SMART) has been awarded $230,000 in funding...

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BCIT School of Energy hosts 2024 Project Expo

The BCIT School of Energy recently hosted the annual Project Expo where students are able to present their capstone projects from various engineering programs, including Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics and Robotics and Chemical and Environmental...

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BCIT researcher emphasizes need for transparency in AI systems

With the recent surge in artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, many are wondering how much trust ought to be placed in AI. We know the technology isn’t perfect, but just how...

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First in North America: BCIT programs accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

The BCIT Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) diploma program and the Advanced Safety Management certificate program are pleased to announce their accreditation from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health...

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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.