Selkirk Innovates is your regional leader of applied research and innovation. Innovation is woven through the fabric of every department, program and initiative at Selkirk College. We are here to support and enable communities to adapt and thrive in the face of change. We are also here to enhance the student learning experience and foster a sustainable and inclusive organizational climate.
Driven by Collaborative Energy
The researchers, faculty and students at Selkirk Innovates are driven by a collaborative energy to solve problems and make life better. From rural homelessness and economic development, to forest technology practices and manufacturing solutions, we’re here to help you innovate.
The opportunities and challenges our rural communities face are unique. Selkirk Innovates solves real-world challenges for the communities, industries and businesses we serve by bringing together highly-specialized expertise, cutting-edge technology, research infrastructure assets and enthusiastic students.
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Your Success is Our Success - In 2021...
Selkirk Innovates supported over 500 learners, completed over 97 projects and worked with over 100 highly-engaged partners.
We also received over $330,000 in partner cash contributions from industry, small business, nonprofits and government agencies operating at local, regional, provincial and national scales.
The same faculty and staff who have accomplished so much within our community, as well as the industry partners through the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI), the Selkirk Geospatial Research Centre (SGRC) and the rest of our sub-brands still exist, but have now been brought under the Selkirk Innovates umbrella.
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Partnering with Selkirk Innovates
Are you looking for a customized solution for a complex problem? Or to commercialize a product? Create a prototype? Interested in data that can help you make an informed decision for the community you serve? Selkirk Innovates is here to help, support, collaborate with and empower you.
Partnering with Selkirk Innovates means you have access to experienced and skilled faculty, staff and students and nearly $2 million in specialized equipment and software. It also means you have access to unique funding opportunities so you can develop new and improved products, services and/or processes, train your employees and grow your business. You can also access fee-for-service research support.
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Find innovative solutions to real-world problems:
Government of Canada's Research Support Fund:
Selkirk Innovates acknowledges funding received from the Government of Canada's Research Support Fund. The Research Support Fund supports indirect costs of research, including salaries for administration staff, training costs for health and safety, as well as the developmental and promotion of equity, diversity and inclusion practices, costs related to the maintenance of libraries and laboratories and administrative costs associated with getting a patent for the invention.
Selkirk Innovates utilizes 100 per cent of the annual Research Support Fund grant for the management and administration of the institution's research enterprise.
We acknowledge the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
Nous remercions le Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelle et en genie du Canada (CRSNG) de son soutien.
Selkirk Innovates is supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
Selkirk Innovates is supported in part by funding from the National Research Council of Canada.
Province of British Columbia:
Selkirk Innovates is supported in part by funding from the Province of British Columbia.
Regional Funding Partner:
Selkirk Innovates is supported in part by funding from the Columbia Basin Trust.