Applied research provides innovative solutions to real world challenges of business and industry, helping them increase their competitive strength and productivity. Our researchers use a collaborative and technology-based approach to problem solving that provides accelerated solutions that benefit society today. Drawing on faculty from more than 200 technical programs within six BCIT schools, the full-time research staff of our Applied Research groups MAKE+, SMART and NRG, we can assemble project teams with multi-disciplinary skills and expertise.
Student research is also key component to Applied Research at BCIT. BCIT creates practical learning opportunities for students, engaging them in real-world research projects through practicum placements, capstone projects, student challenges and as student researchers. Students use their knowledge and skills to collaborate with BCIT researchers, faculty, and industry partners, contributing their own innovative ideas and knowledge to the projects.
If you have a potential research project or idea and would like to explore the possibility of working with BCIT, please contact BCIT’s Applied Research Liaison Office, or fill out a Project Enquiry form. A project leader will contact you within a week to discuss your project in more detail.
Dr. Kim Dotto
Dean, Applied Research
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ARLO (Applied Research Liaison Office) is located on the second floor in Wing E of the BCIT Centre for Applied Research and Innovation (CARI) at 4355 Mathissi Place, across from the Burnaby campus. 15 minute free parking is available in front of the building, and metred parking is available behind the building, or on Mathissi Place
BCIT Applied Research Liaison Office
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada