For external partners

The success of applied research at Lethbridge College is based on how our research positively affects industry. Our primary focus on solving real-world industry challenges means we’re always looking for opportunities to engage industry in applied research.

Our CARIE team functions as a bridge between industry clients and the expertise of Lethbridge College’s dedicated researchers, faculty, and staff. 

We are also part of the larger Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta (RINSA) which is a collaborative partnership between Lethbridge College (LC), The University of Lethbridge, Economic Development Lethbridge - with support from Community Futures Lethbridge, SouthGrow Regional Initiative, Alberta Southwest Regional Alliance, NRC-IRAP, Alberta Innovates, Blood Tribe Economic Development, Piikani Resource Development Ltd., and Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce. 

If you have a challenge that you are looking to solve, we may be able to help.

The first step in our CARIE Bridge Process is the Client Profile that assists us in matching your specific need with LC expertise and/or our RINSA Partners. If there is a potential match with LC, the next step may be a Bridge Meeting between the client, LC researchers, and the CARIE office to determine pathways for the project. Anyone interested in working with LC for research or technical services is required to complete a CPF.

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Our research themes

Lethbridge College has five strategic research themes, encompassing the broad range of applied research that contributes to our reputation as a driver of local economic growth. 

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