Research & Innovation

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Research at Red Deer Polytechnic

Red Deer Polytechnic is proud of our focus on applied research. Our Applied Research Specialists connect with businesses and entrepreneurs throughout Alberta to collaborate, innovate and find solutions to real-world problems. RDP is proud to be listed as one of Canada’s Top 50 Research Polytechnics and Colleges by Research Infosource Inc.

Home to the Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing Technology Access Centre (CIM-TAC), and the Energy Innovation Centre, RDP offers state of the art facilities and expertise. As an institution, the Polytechnic has four areas of focus: 

  • Manufacturing & Advanced Manufacturing 
  • Healthcare & Health Technology
  • Energy Innovation
  • Social Innovation 

The research themes below demonstrate some of the ways in which Red Deer Polytechnic supports diverse research opportunities. 

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Our Impact
Industry Engagements in 2022/2023
Project Completed in 2022/2023
Student Hours Spent Logged in Applied Research
Provincial & National Industry Awards Received
Research Ethics Board

RDP is committed to ensuring research is conducted with the highest ethical standard. Make sure you connect with our Research Ethics Board prior to starting your research projects. 

Research & Teaching with Animals

Are you planning a project for research or teaching with animals? 

Do You Have an Idea or Project in Mind?

Looking to develop a research or innovation idea? We'd love to work with you to bring your idea to life! By utilizing the facilities and connecting with the experts at Red Deer Polytechnic, you will be able to develop your project, streamline processes and help navigate funding and engagement opportunities. 

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Upcoming Research Events

Red Deer Polytechnic hosts a number of events throughout the year celebrating the research, scholarly activity, and scholarship that takes place on our campus.