At Conestoga, applied research drives collaboration, empowers industry and community partners and gives students the opportunity to learn and grow in rich experiential learning environments.
Conestoga is a leader in applied research, and we're still growing. Over the past five years, the college and its public and private partners have committed over $35 million to support applied research and innovation.Conestoga is ranked among Canada's top 12 research colleges. In 2019-20, we completed 864 research projects, engaging 240 faculty and staff and 3,131 students.
Conestoga @ The Foundry, the college's cutting-edge research facility in Cambridge's Gaslight District, is home to three interconnected research areas:
Conestoga campuses are also home to:
At Conestoga, research projects are also integrated into the curriculum. Capstone, final-year, thesis, curriculum and independent projects are an important avenue of applied research. Through these projects, one or more students — up to an entire class — explore solutions to a challenge facing a company or community organization.
Collaborating with Conestoga gives industry and community partners access to faculty expertise, student employees, and the college's innovative lab spaces and equipment.
Our applied research projects have resulted in significant gains for our partners:
Partner with Conestoga today to tap into the college's tremendous research expertise, facilities and equipment.
Faculty engagement in applied research at Conestoga can be a rewarding experience.
Participate in applied research at Conestoga to:
Students are a major part of the success of applied research and innovation at Conestoga.
Through participation in applied research, our student researchers:
Conestoga Applied Research and Innovation (CARI) is the college's central resource for applied research administration. Contact CARI to explore applied research opportunities at Conestoga.
To Access Conestoga's applied research policies and research ethics documents, visit policies & procedures: applied research.