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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.

Nourishing Innovation contest seeks ideas from students to improve food security on campus

The British Columbia Institute of Technology, in partnership with Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Island University, and the University of Northern British Columbia launched the Nourishing Innovation: Campus Nutrition and Food...

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The next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs: 2021 BCIT Student Innovation Challenge winners

Exciting and diverse student submissions were received for the 2021 BCIT Student Innovation Challenge.  Ranging from a real-time orca detection system, tea bagless tea, brain-computer interface system, to a company...

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BCIT awarded $1.7 million to address barriers to electric vehicle adoption

The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, announced on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, an investment of more than $1.7 million to the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)...

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Leading digital transformation: BCIT co-hosts Vancouver International Privacy and Security Summit

As a leader in digital transformation, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is co-hosting the Vancouver International Privacy and Security Summit (VIPSS) from May 5-7, 2021. The virtual Summit...

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BCIT receives CICan Applied Research and Innovation Excellence Award

Congratulations to BCIT Applied Research for receiving Gold in the Applied Research and Innovation Excellence category of the 2021 Awards of Excellence presented by the Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan)....

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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...

12th Round of Funding for Institute Research Funds

March 10, 2021

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