About ARIS

About Applied Research and Innovation Services

Who We Are

Applied Research and Innovation Services (ARIS) at SAIT Polytechnic unites the needs of industry with the knowledge and skills of faculty and students to bring innovations closer to market. ARIS has four research divisions: Environmental Technologies, Sports and Wellness Engineering Technologies, the RFID Application Development Lab and the Green Building Technology Access Centre.

How We Work

ARIS delivers operations and support services to industry and internal partners at all stages of collaboration. Service starts with the initial inquiry about engaging SAIT in an applied-research project. Once a project's potential is evaluated and approved, and the appropriate area expert/researcher is engaged, the project is facilitated on behalf of our industry or student partners. 

Throughout the project, industry clients receive the follwing services:

  • Advice on intellectual property and patenting

  • Prototype design/fabrication

  • New product testing 

  • Market analysis

Where to Start

To collaborate on an applied research project, please send us a project inquiry form.

Our Partners

Polytechnics Canada RBC Foundation AACTI Alberta Innovates Technology Futures
Government of Alberta Enerplus NSERC National Research Council Canada
Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton Western Economic Diversification of Canada Canada Foundation for Innovation Alberta Injection Molding