Applied Research, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Applied Research provides superior experiential learning opportunities for students, embraces collaborative partnerships with our industry and community stakeholders, and delivers (meaningful) real world solutions that stimulate social and economic growth in our region and beyond. The AREI Department serves as a gateway or “One Stop Shop” for external partners seeking to work with the College on applied research and for internal employees seeking to utilize their research skills.

Applied Research

Applied Research goes beyond theory to apply the latest knowledge, technologies and innovations toward a specific practical purpose. Research projects can help communities and businesses solve all kinds of problems: everything from uncovering operational inefficiencies to conceptualizing new products and services.


Entrepreneurship is learning how to work with local industries and partnerships to test, validate and bring new products and/or services to the markets. Students and staff are welcomed to bring forth new innovative ideas to explore options where help can be accessed. We provide resources and qualified personnel to transform your dreams of being your own boss into the real thing.

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