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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

Our People: Meet Hong Sy, Research Associate, BCIT Applied Research

April 9, 2024

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

BCIT receives funding to build better wheelchairs and reveal the secrets of the cosmos   

March 14, 2024

On behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Transport...

BCIT hosts Pitch and Plate to foster innovation in BC’s food industry

February 23, 2024

The BCIT commitment to fostering innovation in the food industry was on full display last week as the Natural Health...

Research on impacts of road salt on salmon involving BCIT researchers awarded NSERC Alliance grant

February 23, 2024

A five-year, $550,000 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Alliance grant has been awarded for the Road...