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For Industry

The Applied Research & Innovation Centre (ARIC) at Centennial is the link between industry partners and Centennial’s diverse array of faculty, staff and students. At ARIC, we solve immediate industry needs and find innovative solutions. We guide your ideas from inspiration to internationalization. In this section, learn all about our Sector Stories and Recent Projects, Current and Past Industry Partners, Our Schools, Centres, and Institutes. Our Service Promise and learn why you should work with us. You’ll also be able to find our Industry Partner Testimonials, Our Researchers, our FAQs for Industry Partners and learn about our Active Research Programs and Projects.


Our goal is to help SMEs develop their products or services to become and stay competitive in a challenging and rapidly changing global economy.

We work in response to “market pull” and industry needs, enabling SMEs and other partners to bring their research challenges to Centennial to develop a solution. Responding to your requirements, we carefully assemble the most effective minds to help you meet your specific goals.


Our focus on promoting industry through research and innovation will assist business to:

  • Develop new products and processes
  • Improve existing products and processes
  • Review standards and guidelines
  • Facilitate partnership development between key academic, governmental, non-governmental, community and industry sectors
  • Write grant applications and project proposals

ARIC serves as a first point of contact for SMEs wishing to explore possible collaborations in light of available resources and expertise. We know how to connect you with the right partners to get your project off the ground. Through the Colleges Ontario Network for Industry Innovation (CONII), we are also able to identify other colleges in the network with available resources able to meet your company’s needs.

To learn more about ARIC or to further explore a potential partnership, you can contact us at or fill out our Collaboration Request Form.