Applied Research & Innovation Centre, Castlegar

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A Meeting Place for Innovative Minds

Located in Castlegar, the Applied Research and Innovation Centre (ARIC) is an applied research, learning and community hub. Here, you'll find specialized equipment, drones and a new advanced computing lab.

ARIC provides a unique space for our research faculty to work closely together, effectively engage students and support the applied research and innovation needs of our community partners across the region. It is home to the passionate faculty and staff working across Selkirk Innovates’ research focus areas and the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program.

A One-Stop Shop to Drive Innovation

Access the support you need to drive business and social innovation. 

From highly specialized expertise to equipment and accessing funding to innovate, we're here to help!

  • Need a drone and geospatial expertise? Done.

  • Need to optimize a process or workflow using artificial intelligence? We’ve got you. 

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Research & Development

Upgrade your research and development with over $500,000 in highly specialized geospatial and advanced computing equipment.

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Interactive Visits

For business clients interested in accessing the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP).

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SMARTS Program

Business clients can connect with expertise through Selkirk-SME Applied Research & Technology Solutions.

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Featured Projects

See how our expertise, equipment and collaborations come together to solve real-world problems.

Selkirk Innovates
Selkirk Innovates is your regional leader of applied research and innovation. We help communities to adapt and thrive in the face of change.