Welcome to CNA'S Office of
Applied Research & Innovation

Dedicated to supporting local industry and community partners
throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

About us

We think
outside the box

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.

Meet the Researchers

Get to know the team

Service we provide

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.

Problem Solving

Connecting People



Our projects

Areas of

Some of our areas of particular strength's include;

  • Mining Industry Operations and Processes
  • Technology Adoption for Business Optimization
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Business Process Optimization


what people say about us

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