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Research and Innovation


The department of Research and Innovation is the hub for research, development and innovation at Georgian, focusing on product design, prototyping, market research, analysis, testing, and e-business solution development.

How we help 


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Industry | Bringing ideas to life

We can help your business or industry bring ideas to life by connecting you with faculty, student and staff researchers who have the expertise, skills and knowledge required to address your research and development needs.

Step 1: Fill out the Project Request Form

Step 2: Work to define project

Step 3: Start research project

Sept 4: Achieve outcomes of project

Project Request Form
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Faculty | Engage and develop

Applied research allows you to bring your expertise to industry, and to bring industry experiences to your students. As a faculty researcher, you will supervise and mentor students to ensure high quality results that meet the needs of industry partners.

Step 1: Identify research opportunity

Step 2: Work to define project

Step 3: Assist with project proposals

Step 4: Conduct research project

Become a Faculty Researcher
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Students | Utilize your education 

Students work with industry and community partners on a variety of real-world projects including product design, testing, business support and market research.

Step 1: Apply to be a researcher

Step 2: Interview for position

Step 3: Conduct research project

Become a Student Researcher

Our researchers 


Charter | Dimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion


Georgian is committed to research that recognizes the perspectives of all members-including Indigenous peoples, LGBTQ2+ persons, persons with disabilities, racialized persons and women, in order to create an environment where we are all given the opportunity to succeed.

Read the news story Learn about the Dimensions Charter
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Contact us

The department of Research and Innovation connects industry and community partners with faculty and student researchers to help clear business and/or technology hurdles and better understand their target markets. For general inquiries, please contact us:

Featured projects

The Research and Innovation team works with industry and community partners on projects at any stage of the research and development continuum, from early concept development through to final testing and validation.

View past projects

Ready to begin?

The first step to working with Research and Innovation is to fill out a Project Request Form and share the details of your proposed research.

Project Request Form