Innovative Solutions to Real-World Problems

Innovation is woven through the fabric of every department, program and initiative at Selkirk College, and Selkirk Innovates is 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 in research & innovation activities

Selkirk Innovates Engaged Partners

575 Partnerships 

Selkirk Innovates Budget

$1 Million in technical training grants

Selkirk Innovates Student Jobs

300 Student intern jobs

Selkirk Innovates Non-student Jobs

$3.4 Million in student intern wages

Selkirk Innovates Learners Supported

$3+ Million in software & equipment

*Five-Year Key Performance Measures (FY2020–FY2024)

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

Thank you to our generous funders