2024 CICan Applied Research Symposium | Growing Impact

February 12 - 14, 2024 | All Day

CICan’s 2024 Applied Research Symposium will bring together members of the applied research community from across the country to share best practices, network, and reflect on this year’s theme of Growing Impact.

Colleges and institutes are key to advancing Canada’s drive to net-zero, growing labour productivity, and addressing the impediments to sustainable growth facing Canada’s business and not-for-profit community. Colleges and institutes help drive innovation in their communities, their regions, and across Canada.

Held in Ottawa, this event will permit attendees of all levels to foster connections and engage in thoughtful conversation about the future of the sector, as it continues to expand and grow its impact from coast to coast to coast.

What to Expect

  • 20+ engaging sessions featuring leaders from across Canada
  • Networking opportunities designed to bring the applied research community together
  • Forward-looking conversation about where the applied research ecosystem goes from here
  • Multiple keynote speeches and panels, including on the importance of applied research in addressing climate change

Symposium Streams

Over more than two days, delegates from across Canada will discuss applied research as it applies to the following streams.

  • Growing Social Innovation
  • Growing Innovation in Canadian Firms
  • Growing Collaboration and Impact in Colleges’ and Institutes’ Research
  • Growing Excellence in Research Administration

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Additional Information


Colleges & Institutes Canada
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Contact Info

For program information
Travis Gordon
For registration information


Substitutions are accepted by email up to January 29, 2024

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