Innovative Solutions to Real-World Problems

Innovation is woven through the fabric of every department, program and initiative at Selkirk College, and Selkirk Innovates your regional leader of applied research and innovation. We enhance the student learning experience and foster a sustainable and inclusive climate while supporting communities to adapt and thrive in the face of change.  

Driven by Collaborative Energy

Here at Selkirk Innovates, we call on collaboration to solve problems and make life better. From rural homelessness and economic development to forest technology practices and manufacturing solutions, we’re here to help you innovate. 

Rural communities, industries and businesses face unique opportunities and challenges. We help solve these real-world challenges by bringing together highly specialized expertise, cutting-edge technology, research infrastructure assets and enthusiastic students.  

Selkirk Innovates Projects

$10 Million for Research & Innovation

Selkirk Innovates Engaged Partners

225 Engaged Partners

Selkirk Innovates Budget

$1.6 Million in Partner Contributions

Selkirk Innovates Student Jobs

145 Student Interns

Selkirk Innovates Non-student Jobs

1.7 Million in Student Intern Wages

Selkirk Innovates Learners Supported

$1.4 Million in Software & Equipment

Partner with Us

Are you looking for a customized solution for a complex problem? Or to commercialize a product? Create a prototype? Interested in data that can help you make an informed decision for the community you serve? Selkirk Innovates is here to help, support, collaborate with and empower you.

Partnering with Selkirk Innovates means you have access to experienced and skilled faculty, staff and students and nearly $2 million in highly specialized equipment and software. It also means you have access to unique funding opportunities so you can develop new and improved products, services and/or processes, train your employees and grow your business or help make your community more resilient. You can also access fee-for-service research support.

Get in Touch Selkirk Technology Access Centre

As a result of our collaboration, we created new data strategies that have opened up new business channels, opportunities and increased employee knowledge.
Brad Pommen, Founder of SMRT1 Technologies
Our Funders

Government of Canada's Research Support Fund

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The Research Support Fund assists Canadian post-secondary institutions and their affiliated research hospitals and institutes with the expenses associated with managing the research funded by the three federal research granting agencies. The Research Support Fund (formerly known as the Indirect Costs Program) ultimately helps researchers concentrate on cutting-edge discoveries and scholarship excellence, as funds are utilized to support an institution’s research environment, and to generate improvements, innovations and efficiencies in its management. Visit our partner’s website

Indirect costs are the operational costs that underpin an institution’s research activities (i.e., heating, lighting, ethics reviews, facilities for animals used in research, management of intellectual property, environmental assessment and safety compliance). The services that give rise to indirect costs are institutionally based and are not specific to individual research grants.

Selkirk College uses 100% of the Research Support Fund to support management and administration of the institution’s research enterprise. This includes Research Services Office staff wages.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)


We acknowledge the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Nous remercions le Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelle et en genie du Canada (CRSNG) de son soutien.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council


Selkirk Innovates is supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

National Research Council of Canada

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Selkirk Innovates is supported in part by funding from the National Research Council of Canada.

Province of British Columbia

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Selkirk Innovates is supported in part by funding from the Province of British Columbia.

Regional Funding Partner

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Selkirk Innovates is supported in part by funding from the Columbia Basin Trust.