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ERIC Number: ED517224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 76
Abstractor: ERIC
Productivity through Innovation: Applied Research at Canada's Colleges and Institutes
Association of Canadian Community Colleges
Applied research at Canada's colleges and institutes has expanded rapidly over the last five years. This report provides an overview of the current context and positions colleges and institutes as key players in Canada's innovation system. The report builds upon findings of previous research and reports on the results of the 2009-2010 "Applied Research Environmental Scan". Data for 94 institutions were collected. Previous analyses found that college applied research is an extension of the traditional partnerships colleges have with industry and community partners. It is institutionally focused, requiring the mobilization of different college resources, whether human, material or technological, to deliver applied research services to private sector and community partners. The key findings of the "2009-2010 Applied Research Environmental Scan" provide evidence of increased applied research activity by colleges, institutes, polytechnics, cegeps and universities with a college mandate across the country. Appendices include: (1) List of Participating Colleges; (2) Research Networks Identified by Respondent Colleges; (3) Areas of Research Specialization by Category and Province/Territory; (4) Research Centres and Specialized Labs by Category and Province/Territory; (5) College and Community Innovation (CCI) Competition Statistics and Status; (6) Detailed Listing of CCI Funded Projects; and (7) Performance Measurement Tools for College Applied Research. (Contains 20 figures, 5 tables and 8 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Canadian Community Colleges
Identifiers - Location: Canada