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 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.
Community Innovation Leads
Community Innovation Leads (CILs) link 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 help 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.
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).