Fleming College’s Office of Applied Research is your gateway to college applied research and development expertise. We offer applied research and business development services to business, industry, and community organizations in fields related to our academic programs.
The major objectives of applied research at Fleming College are to:
- Support local business, industry and institutions in their efforts to innovate, and improve their products and processes through applied research activities.
- Enhance student education and research skills through applied research opportunities.
- Utilize faculty expertise and promote the professional development of college faculty and employees through research opportunities.
Types of Applied Research Projects
Development research, such as:
- Identifying new technologies, or testing and evaluating technologies to meet goals
- Conducting applied research for new product or process development, including
- simulations, field tests or prototyping
- Co-development of new products and processes with the college, through involvement of faculty and students
Commercialization support, including:
- business intelligence/marketing
- scale-up requirements
- workflow and employee competencies analyses
Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment
The Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment (CAWT) at Fleming College is a dedicated research facility created by a grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.
- The CAWT specializes in applied research on alternative, innovative, and emerging wastewater treatment technologies with emphasis on cold and temperate climates and on low cost, high efficiency technologies including biological treatment systems, phytotechnology, and other environmentally sound technologies.
- The CAWT has undertaken projects around the world in partnership with many universities, governments, and private companies.
If you are interested in conducting research involving human subjects at Fleming, please read Policy 2-216 - Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans and contact:
Revised: July 24, 2012