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Applied Research

Innovative solutions to real-life problems

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

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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.

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Identifying Genes to Help with Climate Change

August 10, 2020

There is a global effort focused on mitigating the impacts of climate change on agricultural crops, particularly the reduction in...

BCIT CIT develops algorithms to save global Internet energy consumption

July 31, 2020

Internet traffic is growing at an exponential rate, yet the Internet infrastructure is struggling to keep up with this ever-increasing...

BCIT Energy Team launches real-time energy use dashboard to advance sustainability

July 31, 2020

Saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions requires knowing where you started. Now, with the BCIT Energy Dashboard, the...

Master your EV etiquette: the Do’s and Don’ts of EV charging

July 28, 2020

We live in a rapidly changing world, supported by rapidly changing technologies. It takes time to develop social norms around...