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Applied Research

BCIT hosts Pitch and Plate to foster innovation in BC’s food industry

The BCIT commitment to fostering innovation in the food industry was on full display last week as the Natural Health and Food Products Research Group (NRG) and BCIT Corporate Services,...

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BCIT collaborates on researching the impact of road salt on local salmon populations

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has received a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) alliance grant for its involvement in a multi-institutional effort to understand how...

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The Power of Play: Be part of the Gaming industry

Vancouver has become a global game development hub, hosting over 40 video game companies, ranging from industry giants to independent developers. If you’re interested in creating immersive games, consider BCITs...

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Let your bright ideas shine: The 2024 BCIT Student Innovation Challenge is on

The 2024 BCIT Student Innovation Challenge has officially launched, and we are calling out to all aspiring visionaries, problem-solvers, and changemakers. This is your chance to showcase your ideas, unleash...

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Three online courses to get in-demand skills in IoT and 3D printing

In an ever-evolving job landscape, British Columbia (BC) anticipates about one million job openings within the next decade, with 75% of those jobs requiring post-secondary training. To thrive in a...

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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.