Applied Research

  • "Our research has practical applications. I enjoy moving innovative ideas from concept to reality." Dr. Alain Joseph, NSCC Applied Research Scientist.
  • 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.
  • Applied Geomatics Research Associate Kate Collins surveys the dunes along the Northumberland Strait as part of a coastal erosion study.
  • NSCC Applied Research & Innovation works with our communities to develop the creative thinking that will provide a prosperous future for Nova Scotia.
  • The deployable microgrid, a container that creates and stores renewable energy, is one of four projects the $2.2-million from ACOA is funding... Learn more

NSCC Applied Research develops practical and innovative solutions for industry's real-world problems. With an expert research team and network of faculty and students from some of our most challenging and cutting-edge programs, we help industry improve their products, enhance processes, and grow their businesses. NSCC has well-equipped facilities which provide us with the tools to contribute to the development of new technologies that we can transfer to our partners. The commercialization of research findings adds value to the communities we serve and contributes to the economic growth of our province.

Areas of Research

We specialize in four applied research areas:

canada-top50-2017.gifSince our beginning in 2000, we’ve grown in our capacity and scope. We are now a multi-million dollar research operation that responds to the needs of industry and the community. In 2015 and 2016, we were added to the list of Canada’s top 50 research colleges.  In addition to our four 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.

Industry Liaison Office

The Industry Liaison Office (ILO) links industry to faculty and researcher expertise to develop solutions for industry. The ILO works 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 ILO also helps connect industry with other university and college-based research expertise throughout the region.

Contact the ILO to discuss your needs and to discover how NSCC can help provide solutions.

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