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BCIT Applied Research hosts workshop on 3D printing in assistive technology

Earlier this fall, BCIT Applied Research hosted 3D Printing in Assistive Technology, a two-day workshop focused on the opportunities and challenges of incorporating 3D printing in the fields of prosthetics,...

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Students gain valuable work experience with Natural Health Products Applied Research Group

This summer, BCIT Natural Health and Food Products Research Group (NRG) hosted three exceptional students from the BCIT Food Technology Diploma program, as well as the Honours in Biotechnology program....

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BCIT and LifeLabs collaborate to launch innovative global chapter on blood tests in Open Education Pathology Textbook

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and LifeLabs, Canada’s leading provider of medical diagnostic services, are excited to announce their collaboration on the latest chapter of a groundbreaking Open...

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BCIT Applied Research designs exercise bikes for patients on dialysis

The Fraser Health Renal Program reached out to Garrett Kryt, Research Associate, MAKE+, BCIT Applied Research, to see if BCIT could assist them in making a special kind of bike...

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BCIT and Mastercard announce over $460K in funding to support students, launch the new Mastercard Chair in Digital Trust

The new Mastercard Computing Technology Awards provides direct financial assistance to BCIT students, while new Mastercard Chair in Digital Trust will expand research in the cybersecurity field. Today, the British...

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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.