Organization: National Research Council

NRC launches program for marine vessel technologies

The National Research Council (NRC) has announced a new R&D program aimed at reducing the operating costs and safety of marine vessels such as fuel tankers and cargo ships. The Marine Vehicles program is budgeted at approximately $8 million over five years with anticipated attributable economic impact of up to $70 million. The program is…

RSC launches colleges for new scholars

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) is recognizing Canada’s next generation of exceptional leadership with a call for nominations for its new College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists (The College). It will recognize the intellectual achievement of individuals within 15 years of conferral of their PhD or equivalent qualification. The inaugural cohort will be…

NRC and TeraXion forge strategic partnership

The National Research Council‘s Canadian Photonics Fabrication Centre has entered a strategic partnership with Quebec City-based TeraXion Inc to develop and fabricate the firm’s new modulator products for optical components. Tera-Xion’s new modulator concept will use a proprietary design to achieve low-power consumption and high modulation speeds required for transmission speeds of 100 Gb/s and…

NRC’s IRAP promotes EUREKA at BioMarine event

The National Research Council (NRC) is using this week’s 4th BioMarine Business Convention in Halifax to publicize Canada’s associate member status in EUREKA, a 41-nation network that supports industry-driven R&D. Canada joined EUREKA last year through its Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) (R$, July 5/12). Canadians can seek IRAP assistance to participate in three types…

Genome project explores potential of camelina

Genome Prairie has teamed with several other public funding entities to launch the Prairie Gold project to explore the potential for camelina as an industrial oil platform. Popular in Europe prior to the dominance of rapeseed and canola, project researchers recently completed the sequencing of the camelina genome and plan to explore its potential in…

Genome project explores potential of camelina

Genome Prairie has teamed with several other public funding entities to launch the Prairie Gold project to explore the potential for camelina as an industrial oil platform. Popular in Europe prior to the dominance of rapeseed and canola, project researchers recently completed the sequencing of the camelina genome and plan to explore its potential in…

New research data management group formed

Research Data Canada (RDC) has been formally launched. Led by the National Research Council‘s Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information, the multi-disciplinary group of universities, institutes, libraries, granting agencies, and individual researchers was created following a key recommendation of the 2011 Canadian Research Data Summit. Its role is to coordinate data management activities across…

NRC Aerospace unveils projects, seeks partners

The National Research Council (NRC) is at the Paris Air Show seeking partners for a new project to develop and test no-lead alternatives for aircraft that still burn leaded fuel — typically high-compression piston engines common in rural and northern regions. NRC Aerospace recently conducted the first civil flight using 100% biofuel, achieving a 50%…

Joint effort saves Halifax medical imaging laboratory

A combined effort between Dalhousie Univ, the Government of Nova Scotia and biotech firms has raised $3 million to continue operations of a medical devices laboratory targeted for closure last year by the National Research Council last year. The lab — renamed the Biomedical Translational Imaging Centre or BIOTIC — has a staff of 13.…

CHRP announces latest round of projects

The Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) program has awarded $19 million to 37 projects to assist researchers in interdisciplinary, patient-oriented collaborations between researchers in the fields of natural sciences , engineering and the health sciences. The program is a joint venture between the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research…