Meet the GCBA at the BCIT

Come and join them for an exciting evening at BCIT

join the German Canadian Business Association (GCBA) and meet the

MAKE+ Applied Research Group!

Date:      18.October.2016
Time:     5:30 pm   Hospitality
6:00pm    Event start
Location:  BCIT Centre for Research and Innovation
4355 Mathissi Place  Burnaby, BC
Note: this is just west of the main Burnaby campus, between Burnaby Hospital and Willingdon Avenue

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is a comprehensive applied training and research facility with activities stretching from industrial trades to science, business and engineering. Under the banner of MAKE+, BCIT carries out applied research producing tangible outcomes in the Health and Manufacturing sectors.

Using a model similar to Germany’s very successful Fraunhofer Institutes, the full-time interdisciplinary team creates synergies between engineers, designers and technicians to solve real word problems and grow the BC economy.  Their user-centred design approach has helped clients such as Rostrum Medical Innovations, Claris Healthcare and Purdy’s Chocolates develop innovative products and refine manufacturing processes.

Over the years the MAKE+ initiative has hosted many German and French graduate students who conducted their project work in this unique setting.  Come meet this eclectic group and tour their impressive prototyping facilities, which include state-of-the art-3D printers.

An opening address will be given by Consul General Josef Beck and guests will be welcomed by BCIT’s new VP Academic Dr. Tom Roemer.  Light refreshments will be served.

We hope you will all join us in this showcase of a unique applied research group, right here in the heart of our own BC Lower Mainland.

BCIT Invitation

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