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Applied Research

Al Joseph, Director of Applied Research
  • Al Joseph, Director of Applied Research
    "Our research has practical applications. We work with industry to move ideas from concept to reality." Dr. Alain Joseph, Director of Applied Research.
  • The Applied Oceans Research Group uses innovative seafloor mapping methods and techniques to support a variety of offshore activities.
    The Applied Oceans Research Group uses innovative seafloor mapping methods and techniques to support a variety of offshore activities.
  • The Applied Engineered Technologies Research Lab houses an Acoustic Systems Trainer for SONAR to test and develop underwater acoustic-based devices.
    The Applied Engineered Technologies Research Lab houses an Acoustic Systems Trainer for SONAR to test and develop underwater acoustic-based devices.
  • Applied Geomatics Research Associate Kate Collins surveys the dunes along the Northumberland Strait as part of a coastal erosion study.
    Applied Geomatics Research Associate Kate Collins surveys the dunes along the Northumberland Strait as part of a coastal erosion study.
  • The deployable microgrid, a container that creates and stores renewable energy, is one of four projects the $2.2-million from ACOA is funding
    The deployable microgrid, a container that creates and stores renewable energy, is one of four projects the $2.2-million from ACOA is funding
Applied Research has made a number of changes to operations as a result of the evolving Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Learn more about our response to COVID-19 (PDF 65KB)

Innovating with Industry

NSCC Applied Research develops practical solutions for industry's real-world challenges. An expert research team and network of students from some of the College's most challenging and cutting-edge programs, Applied Research helps industry improve their products, enhance processes, and grow their businesses. NSCC's well-equipped facilities provide tools that contribute to the development of new technologies for our partners. Research findings add value to the communities we serve and contributes to the economic growth of our province.

Areas of Research

We specialize in five applied research areas:

Canada's Top 50 Research Colleges 2018Established in 2000, Applied Research has grown in capacity and scope and is now a multi-million dollar research operation that responds to the needs of industry and the community. In addition to our five main areas of research, Applied Research has access to faculty and student expertise from over 120 programs offered by the College including business, culinary, natural resources and more. NSCC has been ranked on Canada's top 50 Research Colleges list for the past five years. 

Community Innovation Leads

Community Innovation Leads (CILs) links industry to researcher expertise and faculty to develop solutions for their needs. The CILs work with industry partners to identify opportunities and develop Collaborative Research Agreements (CRA) outlining deliverables, costs, intellectual property ownership and other applicable terms and conditions related to the research project.

As a member of Springboard Atlantic, the NSCC CILs also helps connect industry with other university and college-based research expertise throughout the region.

Contact the CIL in your region to discover how NSCC can help provide solutions.