The British Columbia Applied Research and Innovation Network (BCARIN) is a collaborative and cross-disciplinary organization of British Columbia colleges and institutes. BCARIN’s purpose is to support member institutions’ applied research and innovation initiatives that contribute to creating exceptional learning experiences for students, workplace skills development, economic growth, and healthy communities.

BCARIN serves as a collective voice to raise awareness regionally, provincially, and at select federal events, of the capacity and vibrant applied research cultures within British Columbia Colleges and fellow Institutions. We also collaborate to foster best practices in applied research and innovation by facilitating the sharing resources between members.

Members of BCARIN belong to Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan), and are accredited to administer funding from the three major Canadian federal granting agencies—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Our members offer a broad-range of expertise and experience in research and development and the required infrastructure to support innovation in industrial, corporate, or community contexts.