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SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

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BCIT is investing in sustainability innovation, as exemplified by the Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team (SMART), aimed at exploring cost-effective technologies for Canada’s evolving electricity grid. We support natural health and food products research, and universal accessibility solutions for people with different physical abilities.

Nationally, BCIT is known as a leader in building science, including envelope technology, zero emissions, green roofs, and living walls. We also lead in ecological restoration, renewable energy and vehicle electrification, forensics research aimed at preventing human trafficking, new approaches to fostering sustainable business, low-cost solutions for filtering drinking water using bio-char, and non-destructive strength tests for building materials.

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Stories of Innovation in Applied Research

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

November 20, 2023

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

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

November 8, 2023

This summer, BCIT Natural Health and Food Products Research Group (NRG) hosted three exceptional students from the BCIT Food Technology...

BCIT Applied Research designs exercise bikes for patients on dialysis

September 13, 2023

The Fraser Health Renal Program reached out to Garrett Kryt, Research Associate, MAKE+, BCIT Applied Research, to see if BCIT...

Our People: Meet Garrett Kryt, Program Head, BCIT MAKE+ Applied Research

August 18, 2023

Putting people at the core of everything we do is paramount at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. We are...