Organization: National Research Council

Canada and Taiwan renew science MOU

The National Research Council (NRC) has renewed its memorandum of understanding with Taiwan’s National Science Council (NSC). The new five-year MOU builds upon 15 years of bilateral cooperation and features a more focused approach to research collaborations and includes projects in the areas of vaccines and biologics with a stronger emphasis on commercialization and products…

Second Canadian joins SKA organizational board

A second Canadian has been added to the organization board of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project which will determine the location of the massive installation in either Australia/New Zealand or South Africa. The Univ of Calgary‘s Dr Russ Taylor will join the board, along with fellow Canadian Dr Greg Fahlman representing the National Research…

NRC and Bombardier sign framework agreement

The National Research Council and Bombardier Aerospace have signed a multi-year framework agreement for collaborative R&D and testing. The agreement follows a 2010 memorandum of understanding. Bombardier has expressed interest in advancing its R&D in the areas of aero-dynamics, computational fluid dynamics, acoustics, structures and materials, aircraft interiors and electromagnetic interference. The NRC issued a…

Updated national building energy code released

The 2011 National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings has been updated with 245 changes to accommodate new technologies and construction practices. The new Energy Code was prepared by the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes with technical support from the National Research Council and Natural Resources Canada. The code must be adopted by…

Historic NRC facility gets $8.5-million energy upgrade

The National Research Council has hired Ameresco Canada to undertake an $8.5-million energy and renewal program at its historic laboratory facilities at 100 Sussex Drive in Ottawa. The program on the 32,800 sq-m facility will include lighting system upgrades, improved indoor environmental controls, heat recovery and fume hood renewal. Annual utility savings are expected to…

NINT receives three microscopes worth $15M

The National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) has received three new electron microscopes as part of a partnership between the federal and Alberta governments. The microscopes, built by Hitachi High Technologies, expands NINT’s electron microscope capacity and capabilities, enhancing its ability to assist companies in using nanotechnology for products and processes. Funding was provided by Western…

NRC renews MOU with France’s OSEO

The National Research Council (NRC) and OSEO (France’s small and medium enterprises support public agency) have renewed a memorandum of understanding first signed by the two countries’ prime ministers in 2008. The MOU will see OSEO and its Canadian counterpart — NRC’s Industrial Research Assistance Program — fuel industrial growth by fostering partnerships between French…

AbCelex licenses NRC platform technology

Toronto’s AbCelex Technologies Inc has signed an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with the National Research Council‘s Institute for Biological Sciences to access its Pentabody platform technology. The privately-held firm will pay NRC an upfront payment, milestone payments and royalties based on future product sales for the technology, which will be used for all of its…

Toronto virtual brain surgery training centre opens

The fourth in a series of seven virtual neurosurgery training centres has opened in Toronto utilizing high-definition haptic hardware technology developed by the National Research Council. The facility will be located at Toronto Western Hospital‘s Krembil Neuroscience Centre in collaboration with the University Health Network‘s International Centre for Tele- simulation and Innovation in Medical Education.…

Open Text partners with NRC on content analytics

Open Text Corp is partnering with the National Research Council to incorporate the latter’s content analytics capabilities into the Waterloo-based firm’s enterprise content management (ECM) suite of products. The intellectual property licensing agreement will see NRC collaborate with Open Text’s Montreal R&D Centre, which was bolstered by the acquisition of Nsetin Technologies in 2010. The…