NRC research programs

The NRC encourages and engages in multiple forms of collaboration. Our collaborative research projects span a very broad spectrum of activities and business structure models.

Access to our expertise and equipment provides our collaborators with the opportunity to accelerate their commercial development timelines, while a focus on industrial applications provides the NRC with insights into commercial direction for research and technology development activities.

We have extensive experience and integrity in managing confidentiality and intellectual property at the highest standards. Effective management of these critical aspects of collaborations ensures that maximum value can be generated for all parties.

A large part of our research is organized into multi-year, multidisciplinary research programs. Select your industry category below to learn which research and business partnership opportunities can add value to your organization. We offer a range of options for managing and licensing intellectual property (IP), depending on your research goals, the nature of the IP, and the funding model for IP development.

The NRC advantage

  • Return on investment optimization by sharing and leveraging R&D costs.
  • Outcome focus — participation in the orientation of R&D programs.
  • Technology access — effective means of acquiring new technologies.
  • Knowledge development — mutually beneficial interaction among members.
  • Product quality — optimization of processing parameters to enhance quality.
  • Expertise — technical assistance in the laboratory or plant.
  • Knowledge transfer — employee training.
  • Facilities — access to state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Technological awareness — update on developments worldwide.

See how through research partnerships, industry support and commercialization opportunities, industry partners can benefit from our expertise, services, facilities and licensing opportunities while increasing their own innovation potential.

Learn more about our diverse areas of R&D

Looking for research and business collaboration opportunities?

Contact an expert in one of our areas of research to find out more about how we can help with your R&D needs.

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