Canadian Security Materials Technologies Roadmap initiative

The Canadian Security Materials Technologies Roadmap (SMTRM) initiative is an industry-led strategic planning process, designed to foster development of innovative products and systems to meet future market demands.

Working with Canadian industry across the value chain, from constituents to end product systems, the SMTRM aims to accelerate innovation, competitiveness and productivity in Canada's security materials technology sector. By identifying future market demands in Canada and internationally, and the critical technologies that will be required to meet those demands, the SMTRM will help align, plan and coordinate technology development opportunities for Canadian industry and target R&D investments.

Development of the SMTRM is led by a Steering Committee comprised of industry leaders, with support from government and academia. These members offer expertise in security materials research and technology development as applied to next-generation personal protective equipment and armoured vehicle products. Members were selected based upon the merit of their applications, submitted in response to an open process that was advertised in 2014 and 2015 on BuyandSell.gc.ca.

About the SMTRM

The SMTRM is an initiative of the Security Materials Technologies (SMT) program. The SMT program will:

  • exploit NRC's unique world-class capabilities in nano and composite materials, and structures technologies;
  • integrate DRDC's exceptional strengths in armour systems development and validation;
  • support industry to develop, validate and market world-leading, cost-effective personal protection equipment and armoured vehicles and improve future innovation capacity; and
  • provide enhanced protection systems for the Canadian Armed Forces, first responders, police and security personnel.
CSTRM vs SSTR

The SMTRM builds on the Soldier Systems Technology Roadmap (SSTR) development experience, but they are distinct.

Security Materials Technologies Roadmap Soldier Systems Technology Roadmap
Led by Industry DND/DRDC/CADSI
Supported by NRC and DRDC Industry Canada
Focus/scope Security materials technologies and their application to personal protective equipment and vehicle armour Soldier systems
Participants Focused participation Broad participation (200-300 workshop participants)
Dissemination of results Public Public
Steering Committee

Back row: Nicolas Todd, James Kempston, Alain Bujold, Andrew Johnston, Kevin Williams, Alan Bolster, Dustin Pearson, Christopher Kingston

Front row: Brad Field, Jean-Philippe Dionne, Jérôme Pollak, Marc McArthur

Main role: Provide guidance to the Security Materials Technologies Roadmap (SMTRM) initiative to ensure it is aligned well to industry needs

Name Title Organization Role
Christopher Kingston Program Leader, Security Materials Technologies program National Research Council Co-chair
Nicolas Todd Associate VP, Policy, Communications and Government Relations Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) Core member
Jean-Philippe Dionne Director, Research Engineering Med-Eng Core member
James Kempston Business Development Director – North America and Asia Pacific Morgan Advanced Materials Composites and Defence Systems Core member
Steve Carkner Research/Development/Engineering Integrated Systems Business Unit Revision Military Inc. Core member
Maj. General David Fraser Board Director INKAS Core member
Alain Bujold President Mawashi Protective Clothing Inc. Core member
Fabio DeWitt Senior Director, Armour DEW Engineering and Development ULC Core member
Richard Dolbec Program Director, Emerging Technologies Tekna Core member
Laura Donahue Senior Research Engineer and Team Lead, Explosion and Fluid Dynamics Lloyd’s Register Martec Core member
Dustin Pearson Ship Survivability Engineer ADM(Mat) / DGMEPM / DNPS 2-5-6 PDepartment of National Defence Core member
John Spray President HIT Dynamics Ltd Core member
John Spray President HIT Dynamics Ltd Core member
Bradley Field President PRE Labs Inc. Core member
Robert Grace Senior Account Manager, Industrial Participation MITACS Core member
Kevin Williams Defence Scientist, Weapons Effects and Protection Section Defence Research and Development Canada Associate member
Alexandra Sirois Defence Scientist, Weapons Effects and Protection Section Defence Research and Development Canada Associate member
Jason Braden Program Leader, Land Combat Systems Program Defence Research and Development Canada Associate member
Rod Paterson Portfolio Business Advisor National Research Council Associate member
John Preston-Thomas Thrust Leader, SMT program National Research Council Associate member
Sylvain Labonté Thrust Leader, SMT program National Research Council Associate member
Benoit Simard Thrust Leader, SMT program National Research Council Associate member
Marc McArthur Client Relationship Leader National Research Council Support member
Perry Wells Project Manager National Research Council Support member
Members

Members

  • Co-chair: NRC Security Materials Technologies program lead (other co-chair position vacant)
  • Core member: Representatives from Canadian industry
  • Associate member: Government representatives
  • Support member: SMTRM program management office staff
Roadmaps
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