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Applied Research & Innovation

Our applied research program is relevant to industry, driven by faculty, and focused on students. Seneca research contributes solutions to your real world challenges. By partnering with Seneca, you have the opportunity to work on your research and innovation challenges with students and faculty from some of the most progressive and award-winning post-secondary programs in Canada. Come find out how our wealth of resources in research, technology, marketing intelligence, and business are being leveraged to unlock innovation in the York Region and GTA.

The Applied Research and Innovation (ARI) department creates, brokers, facilitates and manages applied research initiatives, partnerships and collaborations at Seneca College. We help research teams to access and manage research funding and resources. We provide quality assurance, institutional oversight and professional guidance to research teams throughout the research process.

The Seneca Operational Research Plan for 2012-17 builds on the principles and priorities of the Seneca Strategic Plan 2012-17 and the Academic Plan 2012-17. The overarching goal of the Seneca Operational Research Plan 2012-17 is to build an Academic Community dedicated to student success through the establishment and promotion of applied research partnerships, collaborations, and opportunities that enrich and enhance the student learning experience at Seneca and contribute positively to the economic and social prosperity of our surrounding community.


      If you are an industry or community partner interested in a collaborative research project with Seneca, please complete this form (.docx) and email it to: