Centre for Innovative Media

NAIT The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

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NAIT’s Centre for Innovative Media is an applied research centre working with industry to co-develop software and content innovations.

We are  focused on helping industry partners understand the innovative software tools available to transform their operations. After initial consultation, our team works with these partners to develop the software and content they require.

  • Innovate — Develop and expand strategies for innovations in platform and content.
  • Prototype — Develop software prototypes, pilots, and proof-of-concept elements to improve product and market fit.

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NAIT: Business Innovation

NAIT The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

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We understand that globally competitive organizations must embrace business innovation, and our clients can bolster the foundations of their productivity by enrolling in professional development programs, as well as staff and leadership training and coaching. We will work with you to identify and analyze problems in your organization, and we will advise, teach and train you and your staff through customized productivity solutions.

NAIT’s Business Innovation department supports productive ways of thinking and working, all in an effort to maximize your workforce, keep your organization competitive and enhance your opportunities for growth on a global scale.

We’re here to help you succeed. If your business needs a solution, or you’d like to learn more about how our team of consultants and advisors can help improve your productivity, let us know. We’re ready to help you solve your next problem.

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NAIT: Centre for Boreal Research

NAIT The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

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The Centre for Boreal Research  is an innovative applied research facility in Peace River, 500 kilometers northwest of Edmonton, staffed with a team of research scientists and technicians with professional designations in forestry, biology and agrology. The Centre for Boreal Research also hosts the Boreal Forest Plant and Seed Technology Access Centre (TAC).

The facility is 9,000 square feet, includes two laboratories, office space for 15 people, an outdoor growing space and a three-bay greenhouse that features computer-controlled humidity, temperature and lighting. The Centre for Boreal Research is an Approved Seed Testing Facility. The facility was funded by NAIT, Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education, and the Canada Foundation for Innovation, with industry funding from Shell Canada and Penn West Petroleum.

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NAIT: Centre for Oil Sands Sustainability

NAIT The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

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The Centre for Oil Sands Sustainability (COSS) is a state-of-the art research lab staffed by an expert team of applied scientists, engineers and technicians.

The centre was founded through a $1.5 million endowment from Ledcor Group and seed funding from NAIT, establishing the Ledcor Applied Research Chair in Oil Sands Environment Sustainability. With additional funding from key industry partners like Suncor, as well as federal and provincial funding, the centre carries out applied research, pilot testing and technology development designed to meet the needs of Alberta’s oil sands industry.

We bridge the gap between existing oil sands environmental research and relevant solutions, taking your innovative ideas from bench to scale-up. We work with your business and industry to develop technologies that improve the economic and environmental performance of the oil sands industry.

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NAIT: Product Innovation

NAIT The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

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Our Product Innovation and Manufacturing division works with industry partners to imagine, develop and test new products. Using a combination of simulation and state-of-the-art technology, our experts look at the structure and design of your manufacturing process and incorporate relevant training to improve those processes.

At NAIT’s Productivity and Innovation Centre (PIC), our partners can access emergent technology to improve their products. With trained product researchers, we can help facilitate experiments and product assessments through our advanced manufacturing labs that include:

  • robotic welding tools
  • 3D laser cutting
  • 3D rapid prototyping – metal
  • computer integrated manufacturing
  • radio frequency identification
  • CNC machining
  • mechanical computer-assisted design and drafting

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SAIT: Centre for Sensors and System Integration

NAIT The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

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NAIT’s Centre for Sensors and System Integration is a Technology Access Centre (TAC) supporting Alberta businesses with applied research and development projects that deliver a new product, an improved service, or a more efficient process.

Businesses across all major Alberta industry sectors have identified digital transformation as the critical next step in their operational evolution. The centre helps address parts of these digitization challenges through prototyping activities in preparation for commercialization, enhancing a company’s productivity, competitiveness, and innovation. This may be automating a manual process, testing existing technology in an innovative way, developing a tool to meet a specific application, or designing and building something new.   

We help industry partners develop prototype devices that address sensor-based challenges in resource extraction, agriculture, biomedical, and advanced technology enterprises. Working with both established sensor devices and new or innovative devices, our team uses engineering technology to help you produce and evaluate prototypes for field trial.

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