What's happening?

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.

researchDaysImage-03 (web).png​ Inaugural Lethbridge College Applied Research Conference - Tuesday, May 14, 2019

We're proud to invite the Lethbridge community to our 1st annual Applied Research Conference on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

This all day event will run from 10:00am to 5:30pm in the IB Theatres and will feature Ray Hoemsen, Executive Director of Research Partnerships and Innovation at Red River College as the keynote speaker.

Faculty, researchers, and staff will present their research throughout the day, and tours of our research facilities will be available. 

Abstracts for presentations are now being accepted from all employees. The submission form is online; submissions must be received electronically by 4 p.m. FridayApril 12th.

A complete schedule will be available soon.

For more information, contact Dr. Willemijn Appels 


New publication on aerobic bioreactor technology

Our Aquaculture Centre of Excellence researchers, Dr. Zied Khiari, Soba, Kaluthota, and Dr. Nick Savidov have recently published the article, "Aerobic bioconversion of aquaculture solid waste into liquid fertilizer: Effects of bioprocess parameters on kinetics of nitrogen mineralization", in the February 2019 edition of Aquaculture.


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The next ACC meeting will occur on June 11, 2019. 

The deadline for the submission of NEW protocol applications to the ACC Coordinator is: TBA. 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: TBA.

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


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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