There’s always something happening at the Centre for Applied Research and Innovation. Whether we’re hosting a training workshop or promoting an entrepreneurship series from one of our RINSA partners, there’s an opportunity for anyone interested in applied research to gain more skills, knowledge and understanding.

Annual Environmental Sciences Networking Night

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 4 to 8 pm

A great opportunity for industry and students to come together!  Highlights will include: an industry panel discussion; a poster presentation from our 4th year Ecosystem Management students; and a Mix and Mingle in the Garden Court Restaurant.

The schedule for the evening is as follows:


4 pm: employer lounge in IB1133 with food and refreshments available

5 pm: panel discussion in IB1103 & IB1104

6 pm: Mix and Mingle in the Garden Court restaurant *

* our 4th year Ecosystem Management students will have their Senior Project poster presentations displayed in the Garden Court


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The next ACC meeting will occur on: Tuesday, November 27th 2018 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm (CE1305). 

The deadline for the submission of NEW protocol applications to the ACC Coordinator is: Tuesday, November 6th, 2018. For new teaching protocols, a Pedagogical Merit Assessment Form must be included and for ALL new protocol applications, an Evidence of Skills and Training Form is required.

The deadline for the submission of protocol RENEWALS to the ACC Coordinator is: Monday, November 19th, 2018.

 For more information and application forms, please visit the ACC page.


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Inspiring agricultural innovation, one student-entrepreneur at a time

Lethbridge College has a mission for those interested in agriculture, innovation and entrepreneurship. The Agriculture Entrepreneur in Residence (AgENT) program will launch in September 2018 by pairing students with local industry partners to solve real-world problems that affect the agriculture industry.

All Lethbridge College students are eligible to join the extracurricular AgENT program. At the beginning of the academic year, they will be presented with a challenge and will then receive industry mentorship as they brainstorm, design and test solutions. Students will have the opportunity to take part in a speaker series, workshops and more. And at the end of the year, they will pitch their solutions to industry with the chance to win awards and see their ideas put into action.


Entrepreneurship series

In collaboration with our RINSA partners, we offer several different programs for entrepreneurs in southern Alberta. These programs are open to everyone. If you would like more information on any of these programs, contact us.

      Three Day Startup (3DS)

      Three Day Startup was designed with two specific goals in mind:

      • build entrepreneurial capabilities
      • kick-start new entrepreneurs to run companies

      Over the course of three days, you’ll learn entrepreneurial skills in an extremely hands-on environment.

      Discover Series

      In this applied program, you’ll learn how to engage customers and discover their motivations, preferences and needs. You’ll be expected to:

      • deliver a 60-second pitch
      • conduct customer interviews
      • share the results with peers and advisors at each session
      • mold your business model on a weekly basis
      Chinook Entrepreneur Challenge

      Do you have a sustainable, high-growth business idea? Take it to the next level in the Chinook Entrepreneur Challenge (CEC). Open to individuals and teams, CEC is a business plan writing competition that is designed and targeted towards new and existing businesses.

      Validate Series

      Leveraging your knowledge about customer and market needs, you’ll build a simple minimum viable product for your start-up in the Validate Series. Your product will then be validated with real target customers, providing you with raw data to help improve your idea.

      Rocket Builders: Go-to-Market Program

      The Go-to-Market Program is a must for technology companies. The program helps maximize successful execution in market entry, product launch and revenue growth by addressing marketplace challenges and focusing on strategy and implementation. Over an intensive four months, the curriculum is delivered through:

      • five bi-weekly half-day sessions
      • weekly webinars
      • weekly homework assignments