Advanced electronics, photonics and digital technologies

Information and Communication Technology industries are the backbone of the global digital economy and constitute a key driver of productivity growth in a knowledge-based economy. The NRC serves this critical industry by providing Canadian Information and Communication Technology firms with coordinated access to expertise and state-of-the-art facilities. The NRC leverages technology know-how in software development, semiconducting materials and photonic device design and fabrication to de-risk Information and Communication Technology companies' research efforts; transfers know-how and resulting intellectual property (IP); demonstrates technologies; and supports validation and development of market-entry products and services.


The Advanced Electronics and Photonics and Digital Technologies Research Centres conduct research and technology development across the full spectrum of issues related to advanced analytics, advanced machine reasoning, individualized learning technologies, semi‑conductor‑based photonics, and next‑generation electronics.

The development and delivery of demonstrated technologies into the Information and Communication Technology market can best be achieved by combining expertise and resources, and maximizing opportunities for Canadian companies at all levels of the supply chain. In this respect, the NRC plays a critical role by helping our collaborators bridge the gap between innovation and commercialization and by facilitating the introduction of new technologies into national and global markets.

We are here to provide you with technology solutions for the following market segments:

The NRC advantage

The NRC focuses on advanced analytics, individualized learning technologies, semi-conductor-based photonics, and next-generation electronics.

Our technical services include fee-for-service testing, calibration and consulting support. We also develop and transfer technologies through consortia, collaborative research contracts and licensing arrangements, tailoring business opportunities to the needs of individual clients, partners and licensees. We will support your research and development needs throughout your entire development cycle, from fundamental development to pre-production prototypes, and can adapt to your specific requirements as needed.

We offer many strategic advantages to small and medium enterprise and large enterprises alike, as well as other government departments, universities and research and technology organizations including: telecommunications and knowledge management providers; electronic, photonics, and semiconductor companies; hardware and software companies; and security and defence agencies.

Working with us

The NRC has a long and successful history of conducting commercializable research, performing technical services and developing technology solutions to support Canada's industry. Our national facilities provide cost-effective platforms to test, de-risk, validate and demonstrate new technologies while our industry connections help ensure that Canadian companies remain competitive in a global market.

Our clients and partners tap into our extensive pool of highly sought-after technical experts, researchers, business specialists, software designers, programmers, and engineers in the fields of novel electronic and photonic devices, prototype development, advanced analytics and machine reasoning, and individualized learning technologies.

We are a multidisciplinary organization that can link Information and Communication Technology activities to other key sectors including aerospace, construction, surface transportation, energy, agriculture, and security and disruptive technologies, as you need. The broad spectrum of disciplines across the NRC can help move technologies forward, and the exchange of ideas among areas of research within the same organization allows for rapid technological advancements in new and exciting sectors.

Our world-class research infrastructure and unique expertise combined with competitive rates, customizable service options and high ethical standards make us the ideal partner to support your vision with innovative services and solutions.


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

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