The Centre for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) at Cape Breton University (CBU) will house state-of-the-art research and instructional facilities. Featuring the latest in green technology and digital infrastructure, the CDI will change the trajectory and elevate Cape Breton Island as a national destination for research and a global destination for students.
With its innovative infrastructure, CBU will maximize the impact of its already strong program of community-engaged research, expand the number and scale of its industry partnerships, and transform Cape Breton Island. Specifically, the CDI will feature:
Collaborative research laboratories for faculty and researchers.
State-of-the-art teaching laboratories and active learning classrooms to train talent for the innovation ecosystem in Cape Breton and Atlantic Canada and support local businesses and industry.
Community engagement and innovation hub to facilitate community-based collaboration, public outreach and industry partnerships.
Carbon reduction advancement by replacing CBU’s existing science building, which is more than 50 years old and the largest energy-user on campus.
Enhanced competitive advantage in domestic and international markets to support population growth and ensure economic vitality for Cape Breton Island.
Unama’ki espi-kina’matno’kuom etek Mi’kma’ki, wla na no’kamanaq aq maqamikewminu mena’qiknmuetuk.
Cape Breton University is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaw People.