Innovation, research and technology


Technological Resources and Programs

  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office
    Responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of intellectual property in Canada.
  • Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec (CRIAQ)
    To improve the visibility of aerospace design and research challenges to the scientific community and students.
  • Global Partnership Program
    Through a Partner Program, funding is available to facilitate partnership between industry and former weapons scientists and institutes to solve research and development needs and problems or to jointly develop and commercialize innovative technologies based on their ideas and programs.
  • Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)
    The Industrial Research Assistance Program was created in 1945 as a service of Canada's National Research Council.
  • Industrial Technologies Office (ITO)
    The Industrial Technologies Office manages the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI). This initiative supports private sector industrial research and pre-competitive development (R&D) in Canada's aerospace, defence, security and space (A&D) industries through repayable project contributions.
  • National Aerospace and Defence Strategic Framework
    A 20-year vision aimed at helping leaders in the aerospace, defence and space sectors identify where and how they can be globally competitive.
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
    NSERC is the national instrument for making strategic investments in Canada's capability in science and technology.

Research Institutes

  • Defence Research and Development Canada
    The Defence Research and Development Canada is the national authority for providing Science and Technology (S & T) leadership in the advancement and maintenance of Canada's defence capabilities.
  • NRC—NRC Aerospace
    NRC Aerospace maintains five areas of expertise that are critical to the aerospace industry: aerodynamics; advanced aerospace manufacturing technologies; flight research; gas turbine engines; and, structures and materials performance.
  • Scientific Research and Experimental Development Program (SR&ED)
    The purpose of this program is to provide income tax incentives to Canadian businesses that conduct scientific research and experimental development in Canada.
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