Evolution of a College-based Research Enterprise

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Evolution of a College
-
based Research Enterprise

Fuelling Manitoba’s
economic growth & community development


Ray
Hoemsen, FEC, P. Eng.

Director, Applied Research & Commercialization

Red River College


April
6, 2013




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2013


Colleges & Applied Research


Evolution of Applied Research


Applied Research Enterprise


Cases


Success Factors


Perspective: “
If we knew what we

were doing, it wouldn’t be research.



Red River College ©
2013


Manitoba’s largest institute of applied learning


Over 200 full
-

& part
-
time academic programs


Personal Development to Trades to Degrees


More than 30,000 enrolments


Eight campuses across Manitoba


Annual operating budget ~$160M


Annual research operating support ~$2M


50+ private
-

& public
-
sector research partners since 2004


Mission: “
to
enable students to build a career, enhance
quality of life, and contribute to Manitoba’s economic
and social prosperity through exceptional applied
education and research
.”


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2013

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2013

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FACTOR


Nature


Knowledge


Focus


Term


Motivation


Approach


Driver


IP Ownership


Mechanism


Technology


Impact




COLLEGE


Applied


Application


How?


Short


Client


Group


Market Pull


Institution


Sponsor Agreement


Diffusion


Economic
Development


UNIVERSITY


Discovery (basic)


Advancement


Why?


Medium
-
Long


Curiosity


Principal Investigator


Technology Push


Creator or Shared


License or Spinoff


Commercialization


Benefit to Society


Application of Knowledge


Problem solving


Focus on the

HOW


not

the

WHY



Technology diffusion (vs. commercialization)


Adoption & adaption of technology


Knowledge translation


Putting the research results (often from others) into practise


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2013


EMERGING


2005
-
2008: Emerging
(Projects
)

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UNSTRUCTURED


Pre
-
2000:
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BUILDING the FOUNDATION


2000
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2004: Opportunity
-
based


GROWING


2009
-
2012: Growing
(Programs
)


Occasional Basis (Problems)



Side
-
of
-
Desk” approach


Shadow masks for Cancer Care Manitoba


GRAPE finite element software


Hosted NRC
-
IRAP Industrial Technology Advisor


Federal technology
-
based SME
-
focus program


First Research Centre conceptualized by faculty


Centre for Applied Research in Sustainable Infrastructure

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2013


Opportunity Basis


Faculty continued to pursue knowledge
-
based opportunities


Science of Early Childhood Development


Community needs
assessment &
consultation


“Research

incorporated into the College’s Vision Statement


Institutional Strategic Research Plan


Research priorities
, policies &
procedures


CFI, MRIF
& NSERC eligibility &
initial funding


Manitoba’s first college
-
based dedicated research laboratory


Became one of the prestigious “NSERC 6” colleges


AR&C planning & establishment


Supported by Western Diversification (regional economic development)


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Project Basis


Internal research fund established


Research Manager & Research Professional positions created


First two Research Centres established: CARSI & ATEC


First major building science project completed with Manitoba Hydro


Series of passenger & heavy duty vehicle projects to utilize renewable
fuels and/or to
reduce
emissions


Red River
Raycer

(student
-
led) for North American Solar Car Challenge


MCI bus prototype for US EPA 2007 (project recognized in federal budget)


First

international private
-
sector research partner



Neubrex

of Japan


First NRC
-
IRAP Network Member Contribution Agreement


Sustainable Infrastructure (building on community interest in CARSI)


SECD the only College to receive a special grant from Lawson Foundation

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2013


Program Basis


School
-
based Research Plans


First NSERC CCI Innovation Enhancement Research Program: $2.3M


First endowed Research Chair privately funded: $1M


First patent (PCT) application: Rapid Prototyping of Composite Tooling


First project (electric battery bus) with international consortia: $3M


NSERC CCI Technology Access Centre: $1.7M


Two internal Research Chairs established, including SECD


Five international post
-
secondary research MOUs signed


Four new Research Centres: ~$12M


PGI established to address emerging need in food technology


Two industrial campuses


CATT & CNDI


EVTEC (a virtual centre) incorporated within ATEC


Includes provincial salary support for a research
-
oriented instructor

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2013


Polytechnic Model (School based)


Renewed institutional Strategic Research Plan (November 2012)


Global leader in advanced learning


Enhanced teaching, learning & curriculum with applied research


College
-
industry
-
university partnerships


Internationalization of research partnerships


Integrated strategic approach:
SPARK
-
FLAME
-
TORCH


SPARK


Practitioner
-
based innovation


Converting theory to practise


FLAME


Industry
-
based innovation


Increasing a company’s competitiveness and/or productivity


TORCH


Transformational sector innovation


Helping to build a sector or cluster where little capability existed before



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2013


Canada Foundation for Innovation eligible (research infrastructure)


NSERC = Tri
-
Council acceptance


SSHRC &
CIHR

eligibility also


Canada Council on Animal Care


Good Animal Practice (GAP) Certificate: teaching focus


Research
Ethi
cs

Board


Learner & Instructor focus for their involvement & benefit


Community Relevance


Flexible Intellectual Property Policy (& Practise)


Institutional ownership


Commercial rights routinely assigned to private
-
sector sponsors


Rights retained for future research & education


Applied Research & Commercialization (AR&C) is lead unit

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Research & Partnership
Development


Industry


“Fourth Pillar” Organizations


Government & Foundations


Universities & Colleges


Proposal Coaching & Drafting


Contract, Grant & Intellectual
Property Management


Agreements


CARD
(for Internal Research)
Fund


Deliverables (including reports)


Finances & Metrics


Patents & Trademarks


Outreach


Awareness & Education


Events


Network
-
Network
-
Network


Publications


Research Communications


Engagement


Advocacy


Contribution Agreements


Facility/Laboratory Management


Industry/Policy
Working Groups


Research (selected activities)


Community/industry: identifies needs, provides resources


College: applies expertise of faculty/students/technology/AR&C office


RRC College Applied Research & Development Fund (CARD)


seeds internal capacity development


CFI/MRIF/WD/NSERC: supports research infrastructure


NRC
-
IRAP: supports cluster development & specific SME projects


NSERC: helps to build applied research capacity, supports programs,
projects & cluster development



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I
nstructors


M
edia (proxy for reputation)


P
artnerships


A
necdotes & activities (success stories, etc.)


C
urriculum


T
ransactions (research volume in $s)


S
tudents

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2013









2009: Manitoba Roundtable on Sustainability Award of Excellence


2010: Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Winnipeg Award


2011: ACCC National Gold Leadership Award


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2013

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Foundation is the College’s
Institutional Strategic Research Plan


Research Centres


Centre for Applied Research in Sustainable Infrastructure: $2M


Advanced Transportation & Energy Centre: $2.4M


Centre for Aerospace Technology & Training: $5.8M


Centre for Non
-
Destructive Inspection: $4.4M


Electric Vehicle Technology & Education Centre (virtual): $645k


Paterson
GlobalFoods

Institute: $2M


Research Chairs


Science of Early Childhood Development


Industrial Imaging


Green Building & Construction (recruitment underway)

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2013


Focus Areas


Advanced Design & Manufacturing


Clean Technology


Digital Technology


Health, Nutrition & Social Sciences


Company
-
specific applied research projects


Technology demonstrations & evaluations


Especially for technologies which may need to operate in different
climatic extremes/conditions from where they were developed


Knowledge exchange, through workshops & seminars


Staff & Faculty exchanges


Student participation and/or exchange


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Curtain Wall Prototype and Demonstration with

Living Lab



When you enter into an R&D project a multitude of other benefits arise. The CARSI DTOP
mock up has been invaluable in making a number of multi
-
million decisions.



Tom
Akerstream
, Manitoba Hydro.
http://www.innovationcanada.ca/en/articles/building
-
smarts










NRC
-
IRAP NMA: sustainable infrastructure & transportation cluster


NSERC CCI IE for SITRG (sustainable infrastructure): $4M value


Manitoba Hydro solar trough cold weather evaluation


Industry leader
&
the Province of Manitoba are both willing to commit
$1,000,000 each to endow a

Green Building


Chair

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2013


NSERC
-
CCI: $2.3 million to establish & support SITRG


Commercial & industrial buildings


Applied research to identify or create new or improved approaches
for design, construction, renovation & operation


Reduce energy for space heating, cooling, ventilation, hot water, lighting
& plug loads


Improve building performance monitoring & limit peak electrical demand


Expand use of renewable energy


Reduce embodied energy


Funding for faculty release time, student projects & placements,
small equipment, external expertise, & technology transfer


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Large commercial/industrial building air leakage testing


Prototype
H
eat Recovery
V
entilator performance testing


Investigation of concentrating solar power (troughs)


Assessment of thermal storage for greenhouses


Feasibility of micro
-
wind energy for compressed air
storage


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2013


CARD


Gateway to Applied Research in Business (2011
-
13)


Assess opportunities within ACME (pilot projects)


NSERC


Applied Research in Renewable Energies (2013
-
14)


Global intelligence (sustainable technology
-
specific)


Results


Eight pilot projects within two programs


150
+

students exposed/engaged in applied research


Integration of applied research in five courses


Incorporation of environmental & social responsibility issues in curriculum


Familiarization (with applied research) for faculty members & decision makers


Identified opportunities for external partnerships


Impact


Learners with applied research skills for the market place


More relevant curriculum, leading to better integration of applied research




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Fuel efficiency, renewable fuels,
&
cold weather
operation for vehicle
technology


Biodiesel, hydrogen, PHEVs,
emissions


Prototyping, testing
&
evaluation,
demonstrations


Research infrastructure capital
support: $2.4M


Fuel system icing
simulator, support for GLACIER


E
-
bus: battery, not
trolley: $3M


Electric Vehicle Technology & Education
Centre


Participation in numerous public advisory
bodies



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2013


Public
-
Private Partnership


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Japan),
New Flyer Industries, Manitoba Hydro,
Province of Manitoba,
& Red River College


$3
-
million
, three
-
year
project


Goals


Develop
a prototype advanced battery
electric
-
bus


Utilize
MHI
(lithium ion battery packs) &
NFI
(
Xcelsior

chassis) technologies


Demonstrate
the bus
&
associated charging
technologies


Test
operational capabilities under Manitoba’s extreme climatic
conditions


Use
demonstration as a showcase for other potential markets within
NA


Prototype completed June 2012
http://vimeo.com/61570502

(
batterybus
)


Expanded (with SDTC & consortium partners) scope in late 2012


$10M five bus fleet multi
-
year trial in fare service with Winnipeg Transit



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2013

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2013


Over 600 event, workshop, & training seminar attendees annually


Enhanced & more defined industry network


Increased exposure & awareness of RRC capabilities & expertise


Increased resources for College faculty & staff to serve SMEs


Sector
-
specific products & services


Access to specialized facilities


Cluster Maps


Technology Advisory Support Service


Technology Road Map gap analysis


Technology implementation assistance



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2013


Strategic approach & focus


Visible senior/executive leadership & support


Supportive government policies


Sustained base & project funding


Buy
-
in by Schools, faculty, staff & students


Responsive to community needs


Flexible intellectual property policy


Integration of research results in curriculum


Experienced instructors & staff


Track record


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2013

Ray
Hoemsen
, M.Sc., FEC, P. Eng.


Director, Applied Research & Commercialization

Red River College


Winnipeg, MB


Voice: (204) 632
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2523 or (204) 799
-
6987 (mobile)

Fax: 204
-
633
-
3079


E
-
mail:
Rhoemsen@rrc.ca


Web:
www.rrc.ca
/
appliedresearch

Blog: http://blogs.rrc.ca/ar/

Twitter
:
@
RRCResearch




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2013