NSCC's applied research focus is an extension of its mission to support the economic and social development of the province of Nova Scotia. Expansion of capacity and scope of applied research projects since 2000 has resulted in a multi-million dollar research operation that is equipped to respond to the needs of the population.
The Applied Research Office facilitates and supports applied research endeavors initiated by the college and its partners and works to transfer this knowledge to these communities. The focus of applied research is to provide innovative and problem solving technologies that have practical relevance and commercial application. The Applied Research Office is responsible for developing, managing and implementing the research policies and institutional research plan of the college
Connecting with Industry Partners
The Industry Liaison Office assists industry partners with the development of new technology by providing the link that matches the technical and research challenges of the private and public sectors to the academic expertise within the college. This collaborative approach is mutually beneficial and an integral aspect of applied research.
Applied Geomatics Research
NSCC has extensive research experience in geomatics which stems from the Applied Geomatics Research Group (AGRG) located in Middleton at the Annapolis Valley campus. Since January 2000, AGRG has conducted applied research on the application of geomatics technologies to research questions in the environmental sciences, natural resource management and health informatics sectors. The AGRG group has a particularly unique expertise in LiDar technology, being one of the few post secondary educational institutions in the world with its own airborne and ground based LiDAR systems.
Applied Research Areas
Building on the successful AGRG model, NSCC's other areas of applied research include: mechanical, electrical and electronic technology, robotics, medical devices, the built environment, aerospace, information and communications technology, alternative energy, energy conservation, horticulture, nautical technology and teaching and learning.