Advanced electronics and photonics

We keep Canadians and the world connected by pushing the boundaries in photonics and electronics research and the development of new communication technologies.

Our focus is the application of photonics to telecommunications and sensor components.

Our primary areas of research and development are semiconductor photonics and electronic devices.


We focus on key areas of research and development to support the growth of emerging industries in Canada. We work across NRC research centres on:

The NRC advantage

We discover, de-risk, develop and commercialize semiconductor photonics and electronics technologies. This work occurs all along the technology development spectrum from concept to demonstration.

Working with us

We add value by reducing time to market through expert multidisciplinary technical solutions.

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Our research and development cycle from novel concept, to design and simulation, to materials, to fabrication, to integration and packaging, to testing, and back through the cycle with design and simulation, until demonstration.

We provide expert, research-based advice on design and simulation, materials, fabrication, integration and full-scale testing.

Our engagement models:

  • Research
  • Collaborative research
  • Technical and advisory service
  • Fabrication
  • Licensing

We work with all players in the Photonics and Electronics Industry, in Canada and internationally:

  • Start-ups
  • Small and medium sized enterprises
  • Multinationals
  • Research organizations
  • Universities
  • Government departments


Mark Stoochnoff, Business Advisor
Telephone: 613-991-0910
LinkedIn: Mark Stoochnoff

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