Applied Research and Innovation Day 2018

You are invited to join industry leaders, students, instructors and researchers for our second-annual Applied Research & Innovation Day to celebrate student applied research and our research partnerships at Red River College (RRC).

The inaugural event was a major success, drawing over 600 participants from industry, government, the College itself and our broader community.

Date: Thursday, April 5
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Venue: RRC’s Notre Dame Campus. Building C hallway. Map here.



9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.


Student Showcase, Facility Tours & Marketplace!

Student Showcase: some 30 student-teams showcasing their work and competing for 1st place!

Facility Tours: explore capabilities and partnership opportunities at RRC! Registration is required for facility tours. Space limited.

Tour options:

  • Vehicle Technology & Energy Centre / MotiveLab
  • Building Envelope Technology Access Centre / Centre for Applied Research in Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Technology Access Centre for Aerospace & Manufacturing / Automation and Robotics Lab
  • Life Sciences Labs

The Marketplace: engage with event sponsors and supporters from business, industry, and government sectors in our Marketplace. Book your booth or sponsorship now! Email:

11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Keynote Luncheon

Three-course served meal

Luncheon MC Ace Burpee (Virgin Radio)

Keynote Speaker (Paul Soubry, President & CEO, New Flyer)

Student Quick-Pitch Competition: watch the top 4 student teams from the morning Student Showcase compete for 1st place and ultimate glory, as determined by a panel of expert judges.

New this year: Audience Choice Award!

  Join us for one event, or stay for the day!



  • Connect with fellow business leaders, as well as sector supporters and federal research funders
  • Prospect some of RRC’s best and brightest students
  • Learn how RRC can be your partner in research and innovation!


  • Present your research projects to potential employers and fellow students
  • Compete for chance to win over $3,000 in cash prizes
  • Support your fellow students presenting in the Showcase

Sector Supporters:

  • Connect with innovation-minded businesses, academic research leaders, and potential employees
  • Learn how RRC is a growing player in Manitoba’s innovation ecosystem
  • Enjoy the Student Research Showcase and Presentation Competition

Foundational Supporters

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors


Community Sponsors


Internal Sponsors