Multiple industries are exploring ways to integrate emerging technologies into their operations to improve business process efficiency, enhance employee safety, and reduce costs; however, many lack the expertise and equipment needed to articulate a vision and develop commercially viable applications.

Lethbridge College is ready to help drive our digital economy and pave the way for transformative immersive experiences as businesses break down barriers and reshape our future. By creating and adopting emerging technologies, innovators can solve the world’s greatest challenges.


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Spatial Technologies Applied Research and Training Centre (START)

Spatial technologies and media such as virtual and augmented reality can be used by industry to realize cost savings, enhance collaboration, and increase safety. Despite consumer popularity, many organizations have not been exposed to the capabilities of these spatial technologies, while others lack the in-house expertise to develop and implement immersive experiences.

The Spatial Technologies Applied Research & Training (START) initiative was created to partner with Alberta-based organizations to apply VR/AR technologies to solve challenges in key Alberta sectors, including agriculture, energy, architecture, health care, cultural heritage and emergency response.

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How to work with us

Do you have a challenge you are looking to solve? We are here to help Canadian businesses—particularly small- and medium-sized enterprises—by providing applied research and innovation services to enhance productivity, competitiveness and innovation results. 

View our current and past research projects with industry partners.

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