The Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI) is Fanshawe College's Research Office and Industry Innovation Centre (IIC). CRI links industry, business and community partners with Fanshawe student and faculty researchers to develop research and innovation projects and programs, and serves as the College's liaison to external funders.

Fanshawe College has been formally involved in research for over 10 years. The Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI) is the one-stop shop for the research and development needs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the London region.

Our highly-qualified team works with external partners to develop innovative research projects and programs, serves as a liaison to external funders and confronts real problems with thoughtful and pragmatic solutions that help organizations achieve their goals, while engaging and inspiring new generations of innovators. Students figure prominently in our research and innovation activities as we strive to produce highly-qualified graduates for the local, provincial and national labour markets and unlock potential in the next generation of Canadian innovators.


  • Innovation thrives here.
  • Mission

  • From principle to practice to positive impact in our community and around the world, Fanshawe Research confronts real problems with thoughtful, pragmatic and beneficial solutions while engaging and inspiring new generations of innovators.
  • Principles

  • Support high quality education and the training of highly qualified personnel through the development and application of knowledge
  • Build upon and develop the skills and knowledge base of our faculty and staff
  • Support economic development of our business, industry and community organizations.
  • Contribute to improved environmental, health and quality of life factors in our community.
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