Research and development (R&D) collaboration

Find out how industry partners can increase their innovation potential by collaborating with the government, academic institutions and foreign partners on research partnerships and commercialization opportunities.


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Global innovation

Connect with qualified international contacts for R&D partnering, commercialization or sourcing of technology.

Aerospace R&D

Access aerospace research and technology development (R&TD) across the full spectrum of issues related to the design, manufacture, qualification, performance, use and maintenance of air and space vehicles.

Agricultural science collaboration

Learn how our scientists collaborate with industry, provinces, universities and other researchers around the world to deliver research-based innovations for Canada's agriculture and agri-food sector.

Aquatic and crop resource R&D

Collaborate with the government to transform aquatic and crop resources through the development of innovative technologies, leading to value-added products, increased productivity, and improved sustainability.

Astronomy and astrophysics R&D

Find out how to collaborate with NRC Herzberg to access world-class observatories and other astronomy and astrophysics infrastructure.

Automotive and surface transportation R&D

Our automotive and rail transportation experts can help you develop and manufacture vehicles that are lighter and are more fuel efficient, environmentally friendly and economical to operate.

Construction R&D

Access advanced construction technology in the core areas of building envelope and materials, fire safety, indoor environment, intelligent building operations, urban infrastructure, and building regulations.

Defence science and technology

Explore the science and technology that provides the Canadian Armed Forces with a tactical and strategic edge.

Energy, mining and environment R&D

Collaborate on R&D and the development of higher-value products and innovative solutions that will mitigate environmental risks and increase global competitiveness in energy and mining.

Health research collaboration

Find out how to partner with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research on leading edge health research.

Human health therapeutics R&D

Canadian-based SMEs and multinationals can work with the government to develop and manufacture advanced therapeutics, vaccines and diagnostics technologies.

Information and communications technologies (ICT) R&D

Access expertise and state-of-the-art facilities for ICT R&D, including software development, semiconducting materials and photonic device design.

Measurement science and standards R&D

Access the most advanced metrology and calibration services, certified reference materials, spectrometry analysis and emerging measurement technologies.

Medical devices R&D

Get access to leading-edge scientific infrastructure and expertise in medical diagnostic technology development.

Natural sciences and engineering research collaboration

Access a scalable set of tools to engage and collaborate with university and college researchers to bring new products and services to market.

Ocean, coastal and river engineering R&D

Work with us to develop solutions to engineering challenges within ocean, coastal and river environments with a particular focus on harsh and extreme conditions.

Security and disruptive technologies

Access technical expertise, world-class facilities and networks in the fields of nanotechnologies, advanced materials, advanced photonics and quantum technologies.

Wireless technology R&D collaboration

Collaborate with the Communications Research Centre Canada on R&D that supports the efficient use of spectrum, next-generation wireless networks, the application of wireless technology to government policy development, and communications for defence and public safety.

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