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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

BC students use AI to solve maintenance-related challenges at YVR

May 11, 2023

The BCIT Centre for Internet of Things collaborated with the YVR Innovation Hub in hosting the first annual YVR Smart...

Earth Day: 9 ways BCIT demonstrated environmental stewardship

April 18, 2023

Each year, the world comes together on Earth Day to draw attention to our collective responsibility and help accelerate the...

YVR and BCIT sign MOU to collaborate on innovative applied research projects

February 21, 2023

Today, Vancouver Airport Authority and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) came together to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)....

BCIT and Teck announce opening of Teck Copper Innovation Hub

January 31, 2023

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) (“Teck”) today announced the...