Applied Research & Economic Recovery – Third Edition Is Here!

From coast to coast, Applied Research Supporting Economic Recovery brings you stories of incredible collaborations between colleges and industry, small and large businesses and the community at large.

This third instalment in our series on applied research is a 20 page, full-colour booklet highlighting the applied research and industry partnerships happening at Canadian colleges, institutes, CEGEPs & polytechnics. With COVID-19 causing havoc with communities and the economy, this work provides a glimmer of hope for economic recovery post-pandemic.

The latest edition also shines a spotlight on efforts to address climate change through innovation. Colleges and Institutes Canada and Research Money collaborated on the project to feature the innovative work being done at these institutions and to bring it to the attention of key players in Canada’s innovation ecosystem and the federal government.

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2018 was a historic year in which the federal government acknowledged the importance of applied research to improving Canada’s innovation performance. Last year’s booklet aimed to bring more cutting-edge work to the forefront for policy makers and other major representatives in Canada’s innovation landscape.

We have witnessed a growing appetite to expand the research capacity of our institutions, not only from our members, but also from thousands of private and not-for-profit partners, as well as from students who see the chance to work on an applied research project as one of the best forms of work-integrated learning.” – Denise Amyot, CICan President & CEO

[Work integrated learning] is invaluable for both students and firms as it allows students to help solve problems for the company’s customers and gain real-world experience that prepares them for future employment.” – Jeffrey Crelinsten, R$ Publisher & CEO