Red River College celebrated a marquee year of expansion in 2017 after having attracted over $200 million in infrastructure funding going toward 111,000-square feet in new facilities. This will help the college build on years of growth and success in applied research. Red River College has engaged in 543 applied partnerships with SMEs, large companies, and community organizations between 2012 and 2017, resulting in nearly 543 new or improved products, processes, services, and insights. These initiatives are coordinated through the College’s Research Partnership & Innovation (RPI) office, which generated more research revenue than any college in Western Canada in 2017.
The Applied Research and Innovation Excellence Award recognizes a college or institute that has improved the productivity of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and community partners through the development of new and improved products, processes and services and has provided students and graduates with real-world innovation experience. This award recognizes institutional, rather than individual achievements. To be eligible for this award, your institution must not have received the “Gold” award within the past 3 years or since 2020