Applied Research at Conestoga
Conestoga College is a gateway for industry innovation. Each of Conestoga’s priority research areas support applied projects that meet the needs of industry and community partners. They also drive growth in the local and regional economy.
Research projects are integrated into the curriculum, giving students the opportunity to build innovation-enabling skills. Capstone, final-year thesis, curriculum and independent projects are an important avenue of applied research. Through these projects, one or more students – up to an entire class – explore solutions to a challenge facing a company or community organization.
Conestoga campuses are home to:
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Conestoga @ The Foundry
Conestoga @ The Foundry is the college’s cutting-edge research facility in Cambridge’s Gaslight District.
The Foundry is home to three interconnected research areas:
- The SMART (Smart Manufacturing and Advanced Recycling Technologies) Centre
- The Cybersecurity Zone
- The Advanced Recycling Technologies for Waste and Electronic Equipment Lab
Also located in this facility is Grand Innovations, a full-service incubator serving start-ups, scale-ups and corporate innovators. Far more than just sharing space, these partners share a vision of driving entrepreneurship, innovation and regional economic development.