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Applied Research and Innovation Services

Applied Research and Innovation Services (ARIS) at SAIT brings industry partners together with researchers, faculty and students to develop novel technologies for commercialization. One of Canada's top applied-research colleges, SAIT has 35,000 square feet of specialized research labs and facilities, and a full-time research staff, solely dedicated to providing the services organizations need take their products from concept to prototype.

Each of our research areas has been built to meet market demand and facilitate industry growth. As markets continue to grow, new research initiatives continue to emerge and develop.
ARIS supports innovation and advance technology development. Our services begin with project planning and design, take ideas through the phases of innovation, and result in commercialization-ready prototypes.
Our research facilities are staffed by industry-experienced researchers and offer more than 35,000 square feet of highly specialized research labs to help you at every stage of technology development.
Our greatest asset is our industry-experienced researchers and staff. Their knowledge, industry know-how and innovation way of thinking propels ARIS forward and drives our partner organizations even further.
Looking for more from ARIS? Visit our blog to see a showcase of all our research area achievements and current projects.
Have an idea for a new product or want to improve on an existing one? Fill in our convenient online Applied Research Project Inquiry Form and put our expert team to work for you.
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Applied Research and Innovation Services

CA416, Aldred Centre, SAIT Main Campus

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How We Work

ARIS involves students in industry-based applied-research projects through practicum placements, capstone projects and as student research assistants. Students use their knowledge and skills to collaborate with ARIS researchers and industry partners, contributing their own innovative ideas to the technology-development challenges organizations are here to address.

$7.1 million

in research funding a year


Prototypes in a year


Companies a year

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