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NSCC Applied Research

About Applied Research

Researchers collecting data on crops
Researchers collecting data on crops to better prepare producers for the impacts of climate change.

Innovating with industry and community partners

Applied Research develops practical solutions for real-world challenges. Our research team and network of students leverage NSCC's well-equipped facilities to help industry improve products, enhance processes and grow their businesses. Working alongside communities, we address the impacts of climate change and develop sustainable solutions. Research findings add value to the communities we serve and contribute to the economic growth of our province.

Areas of Research

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. NSCC has been ranked on Canada's top 50 Research Colleges since 2013. Read our five-year plan (PDF 308 KB) to see where we're headed.

Industry Liaison Officer

The Industry Liaison Officer (ILO) links industry to researcher expertise and faculty to develop solutions for their needs. The ILO work with industry partners to identify opportunities and develop Collaborative Research Agreements that outline deliverables, costs, intellectual property ownership and other applicable terms and conditions related to the research project.

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

If you have questions or an idea for a research project that you'd like to discuss, contact our ILO

Research Ethics Board

The Research Ethics Board operates independently from the Applied Research Office and ensures that all NSCC research adheres to the Tri-Council Policy Statement, Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans.

Read more about the Research Ethics Board.

Research Support Fund

Every year, the Government of Canada allocates a portion of research grants from federal agencies to educational institutions called the Research Support Fund (RSF).

Read how the RSF helps NSCC with indirect costs related to managing research.