Type of entity
Authorized form of name
BCIT. Centre for Applied Research and Innovation
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Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules
Other form(s) of name
- BCIT. Technology Centre
- Applied Research at BCIT
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Dates of existence
The Centre for Applied Research and Innovation (CARI) is the home of BCIT's three dedicated research groups: MAKE+, Natural Health and Food Products Research Group (NRG) and Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team (SMART), supporting labs. Formerly known as the Technology Centre, it has been a hub of multi-disciplinary research and development projects for business and industry since 1989. Research activities at CARI focus on product and process development and evaluation; Smart Microgrid research; and product quality and process improvement relating to natural health and food products. CARI is also home to the Applied Research Liaison Office (ARLO), which supports faculty, researchers, students across BCIT and their industry partners.
MAKE+ is a group of multidisciplinary research staff focused on product and process development, evaluation, applied research projects, and education. The MAKE+ sub group PART (Product and Process Applied Research Team), is the only academic product development group in Canada registered to IS0 13485 (Medical Devices) Quality Management Systems.