Applied Research, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Department of Applied Research, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation hosts the Innovation Hub to conduct innovative product, process, and service prototyping and testing that enhances industry competitiveness and boosts regional economic development while serving as an experiential learning and resource hub for our students and the broader community.


To be a centre for innovative solutions through research and development and a regional leader in developing creative entrepreneurs.


To develop new knowledge, businesses, and technologies through the support of discovery, application, integration, teaching and services.

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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