Welcome to the Office of Applied Research

Message from the Associate Vice-President, Applied Research and Innovation, Dr. Michael Long

Canadas Top 50 Research Colleges The Office of Applied Research and Innovation is dedicated to supporting local industry and community partners throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.  It serves as the College’s main point of contact for industry, community groups and government interested in applied research collaborations focused on solving real-world problems that impede the development and growth of our industries and communities.

Our model is a straightforward one. We support our partners by

  1. Using the extensive and proven industrial and community experience of the College’s faculty and staff in solving real-world problems and connecting those people with your organization;
  2. Utilizing the College’s advanced technological resources and facilities -which industry and community groups may not have available to them – to conduct a broad array of R&D testing, analysis, fabrication and prototyping services and
  3. Recognizing that problem solving activities for industry and community partners are ideal experiential learning opportunities for College students who then contribute to the innovation required for economic and social development in the province.
Areas of particular strength include, among many others,

  • Technology Adoption for Business Optimization
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Mining Industry Operations and Processes
  • Wave Energy Technology
  • Environmental Science and
  • Drone Applications
So, whether you are a business, community group, or an innovator, we invite you to contact us for a discussion on how we may partner and find support for solutions your operations may require.
For more information, please contact:

Office of Applied Research and Innovation
College of the North Atlantic
1 Prince Philip Drive P.O. Box 1693
St. John's, NL A1C 5P7
Administrative Officer: 709-758-7474
Email: ar@cna.nl.ca