Partnerships and opportunities


Partnerships are at the core of Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC)’s success in delivering science and technology solutions to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), the Department of National Defence (DND), and public safety and security communities. Integrating the capabilities of the national and international innovation system, DRDC is able to provide the CAF, DND, as well as public safety and security communities with the advice they need to maintain a technological and knowledge advantage to defend and protect Canada’s interests at home and abroad.

DRDC actively pursues opportunities for defence, safety and security collaboration with partners from other government departments and agencies, industry, academia, and international allies. Engagement activities cross the entire innovation spectrum including scientific and technical information exchange, shared materials and facilities, jointly developed frameworks, trials, exercises, advanced concept technology demonstrations, and consultation with communities of practice.

With its wealth of expertise and specialized facilities, as well as its profound understanding of defence and public safety and security challenges, and given the proximity of its science and technology program developers to CAF, DND, and public safety and security clients, DRDC is a destination of choice for collaborative partnering arrangements.

DRDC is seeking collaborative activities that support its strategic objectives and is developing new engagement mechanisms to offer opportunities for mutually beneficial partnerships and to enhance existing relationships. The objective is to establish novel, agile ways to collaborate that will yield tangible benefits to all involved.


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The video begins with the title “Defence Research and Development Canada.”

Squares appear on a map of Canada and the names Suffield, Toronto, Ottawa, Valcartier and Atlantic representing the locations of the five research centres of the Agency (DRDC) appear on the map. Additional acronyms, HQ, CORA, CSS and DGMPRA appear under Ottawa to represent DRDC Corporate Headquarters (HQ), the Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, the Centre for Security Science and the Director General Military Personnel Research and Analysis, all located in the National Capital region. The sequence ends with the different squares taking position under the names of the cities.

A series of video sequences follows illustrating science and technology at DRDC.

Four video sequences appear simultaneously: a scientist in front of a computer screen, a technician in a laboratory, a military person in a flight simulator and people in the Far North.

Four video sequences follow: a technician in a laboratory, a technician before several screens, two scientists exchanging with a third individual in front of a screen and a remote-operated submersible floating on the surface of water.

Four video sequences follow: a scientist in front of large screens, two people in a boat, a scientist handing a weapon to a soldier and a technician in a laboratory.

Three video sequences follow: a CF 18 in flight, a centrifuge and a military person in front of screens.

Three video sequences follow: a Light armoured vehicle (LAV) personnel carrier, three individuals in lab coats in a laboratory inspecting a seat and two civilians in discussion with a military person.

Again featuring the LAV personnel carrier: a scientist installing a helmet on a stand and a technician with a mannequin inside the vehicle.

Five video sequences: a technician installs cameras, a line of people with binoculars stand in the distance, a technician gives instructions over the radio, a scientist in front of a computer screen and an explosion in a deserted field.

Three video sequences: animation of a NEOsat satellite in space, two scientists in discussion and the NEOsat satellite in a laboratory of the Canadian Space Agency.

Five video sequences: first responders on the ground, emergency vehicles with activated flashers, military personnel in an operating room in Afghanistan, portable medical equipment and a night aerial sequence.

Three video sequences: a CH 146 (Griffon) flight simulation releasing decoys, a scientist in discussion with two other people, and military and civilian personnel around a table discussing and watching screens.

Three video sequences: the scientific research vessel Quest, a remote-operated submersible and a sunset in the Far North.

Eight video sequences against a black background that moves about to form a signature with the official DRDC-RDD acronyms, the name Defence Research and Development Canada and the slogan Science, Technology and Knowledge for Canada’s Defence and Security.

The last sequence presents the word-symbol “Canada” and information on copyright.

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