Applied Research & Innovation

Mission: To position Red Deer College as a leader in applied research and innovation in Alberta through the involvement of industry, faculty and students in leading-edge projects, partnerships, and scholarly activity in our areas of expertise.

Applied Research and Innovation focuses on the areas of Innovation in Manufacturing, Environment and Ecology, Faculty and Student Research and Innovation, and Health Research.  Please select an image below to learn more about these areas of research.

Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing
Environment and Ecology
Faculty and Student Research and Innovation
Health Research Collaborative


Whether you find yourself inspired by a new innovative design concept, are seeking to make an impact in the health sector of Alberta, want to work on a collaborative research team, or would like to 3D print a prototype, the department of Applied Research and Innovation will assist you. Please see our Applied Research and Innovation brochure for information on some past projects we've worked on.

Please explore our website for more details on our projects, services, funding, and engagement opportunities.


Research Support Fund

The Government of Canada Research Support Fund assists post-secondary institutions with the expenses associated with managing research funded by the three federal research granting agencies (Tricouncil): the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Research funding provided through the granting agencies is generally limited to direct project costs (e.g. research equipment, research assistant salaries, etc.). Institutions that receive funding for research also incur costs to manage their research enterprise, often called indirect costs of research. The Research Support Fund allows expenditures in five categories:

  1. Research Facilities
  2. Research Resources
  3. Management and Administration
  4. Regulatory Requirements and Accreditation
  5. Intellectual Property

For more information on eligible expenses and how grants are disbursed, please visit the Research Support Fund website.

In 2016-17, Red Deer College was awarded $24,286, for Tricouncil funding received by Red Deer College and its affiliated institution(s). These funds were designated to support Management and Administration.

Red Deer College’s Affiliated Institution(s)

  • Bethany Care Society – CollegeSide