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BCIT Student Innovation Challenge: 4 tips to bring your bright ideas to life

Have you ever had a brilliant idea but decided to throw it out or put it on hold because the timing wasn’t right or you needed more resources to take...

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BCIT students collaborate with YVR Innovation Hub to develop IoT water monitoring station

BCIT students joined forces with the YVR Innovation Hub to help build a water monitoring system to collect and analyse water quality in the channels around the YVR airfield. In...

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3 reasons to work with BCIT Computing students

At BCIT Computing, applied learning includes solving business challenges for a real client. The Industry Sponsored Student Projects (ISSP) Program sees senior students work on IT or software development projects...

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BCIT launches Flexible Learning – the evolution of Part-time Studies

While BCIT has always been a leader in delivering part-time learning for students, the launch of Flexible Learning signals an evolution in the Institute’s nearly 60-year legacy of delivering industry-focused,...

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BCIT partners on training to help veterans upskill for cybersecurity careers

Protecting Canada’s critical infrastructure from cyberthreats demands a collaborative effort between government, academia, and industry. The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and Coding for Veterans have successfully launched Canada’s...

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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.

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