Industry Partner intake ongoing at Research & Innovation

Niagara College’s Research & Innovation division is currently offering small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) a way to advance their product development, improve their performance or take an innovative leap forward, thanks to government funding from various sources, and service opportunities available with our Innovation Centres. We can help solve your innovation challenges related to technology …Continue reading »

Applied research on the upswing at R&I division

Applied research at Niagara College is thriving once again. Buoyed by additional student co-ops and expert researchers across the Research & Innovation (R&I) division, industry partners have increased opportunity for R&D, while students gain career-ready skills development. Last spring, the pandemic forced R&I to cancel the majority of its student positions and on-site research due …Continue reading »

Validating vertical growing design for market

  For more than 50 years, Beamsville, Ont.’s Zwart Systems has been designing and manufacturing custom horticultural technology solutions for the greenhouse industry across North America. With the aim of expanding its product line to offer a lower-cost growing option for the microgreens, cannabis and vegetable industry, the company designed a vertical growing system and …Continue reading »

R&D solutions for greenhouse-technology sector

  As Ontario’s greenhouse industry continues to grow, so too does the opportunity for small- and medium-sized greenhouse and related technology businesses to benefit from the research and development solutions at Niagara College. The College’s Agriculture & Environmental Technologies Innovation Centre (AETIC) – part of the Research & Innovation division – has been deeply involved …Continue reading »

R&I grad takes on grower role at berry farm

Vladimir Rogov is a 2020 graduate of Niagara College’s Greenhouse Technician (Co-op) program and was a greenhouse research assistant with Research & Innovation’s Agriculture & Environmental Technologies Innovation Centre (AETIC) for eight months. Vladimir is now employed as a grower at BoemBerry Farms in Kingsville, Ont. Tell us about where you work: I currently work …Continue reading »