Innovation Showcase

Colleges and institutes play a lead role in strengthening regional capacity to innovate and work with industry partners to enhance competitiveness in the sectors and communities they serve. They conduct leading-edge applied research projects with industry partners to provide market ready solutions.

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Zero Emissions Public Transit

Red River College of Applied Arts, Science and Technology

Electric vehicles hold great promise for reducing reliance on fossil fuels for public transportation around the world. But batteries and recharging facilities need to be more efficient to make the...

Worth a Thousand Words

Red Deer College

Picture this: women, working to get footholds in a new country, are armed with cameras. What will the pictures they take tell them about the journey they’re on? What will they tell the new country...

Working with UNEP on Sustainability and Consumption

Red River College of Applied Arts, Science and Technology

In a globalized and networked society, sometimes it is necessary first to invest in people, relationships and ideas. Such efforts may produce results far out of proportion to the investment. After...

Wave Energy Research

College of the North Atlantic (CNA)

College researchers in Burin, Newfoundland are experimenting with wave energy to develop a pump that could provide water for aquaculture operations inland. The College of the North Atlantic team is...

Wastewater Recovery

Lambton College of Applied Arts and Technology

There is a growing interest in water and wastewater treatment technologies and systems across Canada. The Lambton Water Centre (LWC) increases the capacity for Lambton College and its partners to...

Vegan Alfredo Sauce gets a New Lease on Life

George Brown College

Nona Vegan Foods was founded to accommodate the often challenging act of balancing a nourishing vegan diet with hectic schedules. The company’s standout product was a vegan Alfredo sauce, sold in...

Using Wood Ash as Fertilizer

Collège Boréal

For decades, the forestry industry has operated under difficult financial conditions, and little attention has been given to potential innovations and research opportunities. This has created...

Using Radar for Outdoor Perimeter Security

Algonquin College

Algonquin College student researchers have been key players in the design and testing of a new 3D radar system that an Ottawa security company is developing for perimeter surveillance of military...

Using Drones for Aerial Mapping

Confederation College

Unmanned aerial vehicles may offer new potential for more accurate and cost-effective aerial surveys of Northern forests. An applied research project at Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ontario...

Upgrading Precision Optical Micro-assembly

Cégep André-Laurendeau

In the biomedical field, integrating micro-optical devices requires very tight assembly tolerances and reliable processes that are scalable to industrial production. Designing and testing these...

Tracking your Gym Time

Algonquin College

Student researchers at Ottawa’s Algonquin College have helped advance the next generation of fitness through a Virtual Personal Training app developed in partnership with an Ottawa start-up...

The unbreakable stone age

Mohawk College

The ancient Japanese vase had survived much in its 6,000 years — but withstanding researchers’ probing hands was probably asking too much. That led its owner to Mohawk College with a question:...

The fine art of 3D printing

Mohawk College

Alongside the wheels and kilns in the pottery studio at Mohawk College’s Stoney Creek campus is a new way to create art — a 3D printer for ceramics. Two faculty members of Mohawk’s Continuing...

Testing and Tasting New Cheese Flavours

Holland College

Tasting a new cheese flavour before it is available in stores is one of the benefits of being a researcher at Canada’s Smartest Kitchen (CSK) at Holland College Building on the 20 year success of...

Technology Cuts Paramedic Response Time

Centennial College

“In a medical emergency, seconds count,” says Terence Kuehn, CEO of Interdev Technologies. Interdev is a leading developer of solutions for emergency medical services. One of their products is a...