Aquatic and crop resource development industry partnership facility

The industry partnership facility (IPF) is designed to help companies with potential to develop and commercialize natural health products. Whether you are a start-up company or an established business looking to expand, we can help you take your innovative ideas from proof of principle to production and ultimately to the marketplace.

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What we offer

The National Research Council of Canada is committed to stimulating the emergence of new innovative firms, the creation of knowledge-based jobs for highly skilled people, and the growth of investments and exports. In keeping with the overall NRC mandate of fostering innovation and economic growth in communities across the nation, the NRC's Aquatic and Crop Resource Development Research Centre operates Industry Partnership Facilities (IPF) in Halifax and Saskatoon which accommodate scientists from companies demonstrating commercial potential for new bio-based products and processes.

Why work with us

Through the IPF, companies in the early stages of their research program may benefit from the NRC's critical support, including access to specialized facilities and equipment, as well as research collaboration opportunities. Co-location with the NRC helps prepare early-stage R&D companies for their future commercial success.


Contact us to discuss how our technical and research experts can help your organization meet its research and business objectives. We offer fee-for-service testing for the development of new technologies, services, and product lines. We can also develop customized research plans to it your technology needs. These plans can be delivered through research service or collaborative research arrangements.

Targeted industries

Agriculture, biotechnology, horticulture.

Contact us

Halifax, NS

James De Pater
Telephone: 613-614-9547

Saskatoon, SK

Laurel O'Connor
Telephone: 306-975-4573


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