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:
Established 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.