Applied Research and Innovation Projects
Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Office of Applied Research and Innovation supports a variety
of applied research projects. Steered by industry, business and/or the community,
these projects help to bring creative solutions to real-world challenges.
Our applied research activities focus on four distinct areas:
- Urban development
- The environment and natural resources
- Health education, and
- Information technology and communications
Contact us to see how we can assist you in your journey.
Project News and Events
|Date||Project or event with link to media release|
Students in Northern Saskatchewan Benefit from Government of Canada Investment in
Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Salthaven West save 250 snakes
Saskatchewan Polytechnic nursing app features 3D imagery
IMII, U of S and Sask Polytech research safety in the minerals industry
|August 2014||SIAST DNA research safeguards beer brands
SIAST’s BioScience Applied Research Centre (SBARC) is collaborating on a research project that will identify and protect the yeast strain that is essential to the production of some regional beers.
Government of Canada to strengthen SIAST IT program
|April 2014||3D Technology in Health Care Project with ISIS Health Informatics
SIAST tests 3D health-care technology
SIAST students and faculty are collaborating on a research project that will determine how 3D muscle-movement-tracking technology can be refined and customized to enhance the teaching of clinical skills. The portable technology will expand SIAST's use of high-tech healthcare training and could ultimately reduce musculoskeletal injuries among healthcare workers
|November 2013||Malting Barley Project
SIAST research could benefit Canadian beer industry
SIAST is collaborating on a research project that will determine how technology can better identify premium barley kernels, which are essential to producing quality beer. Working with Spectrum Agricultural Inc., a Manitoba-based research and development firm, SIAST will examine how barley kernels with favourable malting qualities can be cost-effectively sorted from lower-quality barley kernels by using acoustic and optical measuring methods. The research could lead to an increase in the availability of higher value malting barley for both domestic use and export.
|October 2013||Building Envelope Project with Check-it
SIAST awarded $25K grant from NSERC
With support from a $25,000 federal grant, SIAST and a local energy management company are undertaking a research project that could lead to an improved software solution for managing building energy efficiency. The grant was provided by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).
Brownfield Remediation Project
|January 2013||SIAST tests dental compounds to fight infections
SIAST and a local bioscience research and development company are testing new compounds that could reduce oral candidiasis and dry socket infections.
|November 2012||SIAST grad wins national research award
Chemical Technology grad Julia MacDonald for receiving first-place from the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board. (pdf)
Revitalizing a town - Wakaw, Saskatchewan
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