Research & Innovation receives $3.25M boost for applied research

Niagara College will enhance its applied research outputs for the benefit of businesses in the region, and augment the educational opportunities for students, thanks to a $3.25 million investment of federal funding. On October 14, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced more than $85 million for 76 grants through the College …Continue reading »

R&I projects double in 2021-22

The Research & Innovation division of Niagara College provides real-world solutions for business, key industry sectors and the community through applied research and knowledge transfer activities. We have grown both in resources, capabilities and therefore, outcomes for industry, during the past two decades of operation. In fact, last year (fiscal year 2021-22), we leveraged $34,648,976 in …Continue reading »

Congratulating R&I staffers for being chosen as finalists in Women in Business Awards

Women in Business Awards, R&I finalists

Niagara College’s Research & Innovation (R&I) team would like to congratulate both Ana Cristina Vega Lugo, PhD, Scientific Manager with the Food and Beverage Innovation Centre and Kimberley Cathline, Research Program Manager, with the Horticultural & Environmental Sciences Innovation Centre, for being chosen as finalists in the 2022 Women in Business Awards. Ana was nominated …Continue reading »

NOW HIRING: Business Development Co-ordinator with our Research & Innovation team

Business Development Manager

Business Development Co-ordinator Reporting to the Manager, Business Development, the successful candidate works to support the Research & Innovation Division in responding to the requests of small- and medium-sized businesses within the Niagara Region and beyond. The incumbent will be responsible for tracking, monitoring, following up and providing support to management in all relations with …Continue reading »

R&I welcomes SONAMI Communications Lead

Elina Ojanen, SONAMI Communications Lead

We are pleased to welcome Elina Ojanen to Niagara College in the position of Communications Lead with SONAMI. As the Communication Lead, Elina heads a full range of communications services for the Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (SONAMI), within the Research & Innovation (R&I) division at Niagara College, and implements communication plans to …Continue reading »

NC grad gained key marketing skills working with R&I

Andrea Lopez is a 2020 graduate of Niagara College’s Business Administration, International Commerce & Global Development program. She worked with the Business & Commercialization Solutions team as a Business Research Assistant from May 2019 to April 2020, helping solve business needs relating to operations management, sales and marketing. Andrea is now employed with Wavemaker in …Continue reading »