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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.

BCIT launches Master of Engineering in Smart Grid Systems and Technologies

In an era of global climate change, there is growing demand for sustainability and carbon-neutrality to be at the forefront of business strategies, innovation, and industry. Across Canada, smart grids...

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Summer students gain practical experience in BCIT research lab

From analyzing kombucha to making food prototypes in a test kitchen these are just a few research projects BCIT’s Natural Health and Food Products Group (NRG) research students experienced this...

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BCIT students support RCMP in developing Cyber Learning Resource Portal

In an ongoing effort to expand cybersecurity education across industries while providing applied, real-world experience to BCIT students, the BCIT Centre for Digital Transformation (C4DT) collaborated with the BC RCMP’s...

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BCIT alumnus-turned-instructor supports students in innovative ideas

After more than two decades in supporting students in thinking outside-the-box and turning their sustainability innovations into reality, BCIT School of Construction and the Environment alumnus Donald Yen is contributing...

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BCIT shines a light on how IoT is changing the world

We live in a data-driven world and this data is changing the way we work and live. Using IoT devices to manage water supply in Kenya. Families walk miles a...

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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...