Innovation Showcase

Colleges and institutes strengthen Canada’s capacity to innovate by undertaking applied research projects that refine and adapt products, services, technologies, and processes. They provide partners with the talent and state-of-the-art facilities needed to drive both economic and social gain.

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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...

Take heat, be cool

Centennial College

Take heat, be cool. Sounds like a line from a jazz standard, but it’s also a description of solar absorption cooling — a method of air conditioning that uses the power of the sun, rather than...

Sustainable Aquaculture

North Island College

Dr. Stephen Cross, Research Chair in Sustainable Aquaculture at North Island College, has been involved with aquaculture development and research in Canada since 1985. He has worked with industry,...

Support and Guidance, Sight Unseen

George Brown College

The transition from high school to university is a tough one for most students, and young people with disabilities face particular challenges. To help ease them into their new world, researchers at...

Students learn to lean

A Saint John company’s need to improve its processes provided New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) Students with an excellent opportunity to improve their mechanical engineering skills. Bourque...

Students add flare to a foodie favorite

New Brunswick Community College

Longshore Fisheries is a family-owned lobster fishery that employs most of the residents in Sonora, Nova Scotia — but it is just one of over 400 seafood processing companies in the Maritimes. The...

St. Lawrence River Clay Becomes Natural Soap

Cégep de Thetford

An innovative company in Baie Comeau, Quebec is developing health care products from marine clay found along the Manicouagan peninsula. A research project undertaken in partnership with Cégep de...

Smart Sheep Help with Feed Research

Lakeland College

A group of 80 lambs participated in a research trial at Lakeland College in the summer of 2014 and collected their own data! The lambs, fitted with individual radio frequency identification (RFID)...

Smart Grid Technology

Mohawk College

The main challenges facing utilities today include aging infrastructure and equipment, continuing increases in renewable energy generation and coordination of this “distributed” form of power...

Simulating Olympic Sports

Camosun College

An exciting new sports innovation idea will bring the Olympic experience of bobsled racing and canoe kayaking to B.C families this spring. Camosun College’s applied research centre, Camosun...