About Applied Research
Innovating with industry and community partners
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 contribute to the economic growth of our province.
Areas of Research
- Engineered technologies
- Environment and agriculture technology
- Information technology
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.
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).