Applied Research at Fanshawe
With more than a decade of research experience to its credit, Fanshawe’s Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI) has participated in over 300 research projects, engaging more than 30 educational institutions and nearly 200 businesses, industry and community partners in Southwestern Ontario and beyond. Fanshawe has 60,000 sq. ft. available for applied research and offers a full range of services with opportunities for partners, researchers and students to be involved. Services include:
- Identification of potential funding sources
- Proposal, project budget and grant application assistance
- Prototyping, testing and validation services
- Opportunities for work-integrated learning positions in research
Fanshawe is home to five research Centres of Excellence:
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The Canadian Centre for Product Validation (CCPV)
The CCPV housed at Fanshawe is unlike any other testing facility in Canada and is bridging the gap between innovation and commercialization through product validation.
At 25,000 sq. ft., the CCPV is uniquely designed as a multimodal developmental test facility, conducting electrical, mechanical, performance, environmental and thermal testing under one roof. It offers services atypical to test labs, including marketing and benchmarking studies, proprietary test protocols based on field use and analysis of critical interfaces within a product.
The Centre’s purpose is to “empower companies to commercialize products faster; link industry with academia by leveraging the strengths of our people; and strengthen the regional and national economy to establish Canada as an innovation leader in product development, product optimization and advanced manufacturing.”