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Innovation for a Complex World

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.

New EV chargers coming to British Columbia

The Government of Canada is making it easier for Canadians to drive electric – transforming the way Canadians get to where they need to go. Today, as part of #EVWeekinCanada,...

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BCIT Pandemic-Resilient Jobs Report identifies most in-demand jobs for 2021 and beyond

What does the future hold? While the past year has taught us that it’s impossible to predict, we can look at current trends in today’s workforce to more accurately forecast...

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BCIT launches Applied Research Strategic Plan

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has launched its new five-year Applied Research Strategic Plan with a refreshed vision, analysis and strategic commitments. Applied research is core to what makes the British Columbia...

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BCIT partners with YVR Innovation Hub as living lab for IoT

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is establishing an Innovation Hub, a centre for excellence to spur innovation and drive growth across the region. YVR has partnered with BCIT Centre for Internet...

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BCIT researcher Dr. Paula Brown awarded the ABC Norman R. Farnsworth Award

The 2021 American Botanical Council (ABC) Norman R. Farnsworth Excellence in Botanical Research Award has been presented to Dr. Paula Brown, Director, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Natural Health...

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National Security Guidelines for Research Partnerships: updates to Alliance program literature

July 20, 2021

Following the Government of Canada’s release of the National Security Guidelines for Research Partnerships on July 12, 2021, the Alliance...

NSERC program information in relation to COVID-19 (updated March 15, 2021)

April 14, 2021

Following our first communication last spring and in light of the extensive impacts of the COVID-19 public-health crisis that have...

Canada Research Chairs Area of Interest

March 16, 2021

Please pass this information on to others who may be interested. BCIT has two Tier 2 Canada Research Chair positions...

BCIT Expands Institute Research Funds to Phase 2

March 11, 2021

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