Organization: National Research Council

NRC renews funding for youngest clusters

The National Research Council (NRC) has renewed funding to the newest of its cluster initiatives in Charlottetown and Regina. The renewal provides $12 million over two years to the NRC Nutrisciences and Health Technology Cluster (in Charlottetown ($8 million) and Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Initiative in Regina ($4 million). Both cluster initiatives were launched in FY03-04.…

EADS opens Montreal office at NRC’s IAR

The European Aeronautic Defence and Space (EADS) has strengthened ties with the National Research Council (NRC) with the opening of an office in the Montreal branch of the NRC Institute for Aerospace Research (IAR). The new office follows the June/08 signing of a five-year memorandum of understanding between the two organizations, which has already produced…

NRC telescope correlator passes first major test

The National Research Council (NRC) has successfully tested a high-performance supercomputer that will be part of the US Expanded Very Large Array telescope in New Mexico. The $20-million project of the WIDAR correlator is part of the telescope’s expansion which is slated for completion in 2012. It was designed and is being built by NRC…

China and NRC to collaborate on canola research

The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences’ Oil Crop Research Institute has signed an agreement with the National Research Council‘s Plant Biotechnology Institute to conduct joint genetic research on improving the production of canola. The Chinese Academy will contribute $300,000 for the first project under the agreement — the first time China has invested directly in…

NRC to work with Biotanika on herbal extracts

The National Research Council (NRC) and Quebec City-based Biotanika have entered a collaborative agreement that will see NRC identify novel activities in multi-herb formulations that will help the company develop products for pain and inflammation. The work will be done at NRC’s Institute for Nutrasciences and Health in Charlottetown PEI. Biotanika, which has commercial units…

National Research Council joins WorldWideScience.org

The National Research Council (NRC) has joined WorldWideScience.org, a multilateral alliance providing one-point access to global research information. The site allows for real-time searches of national scientific databases such as the NRC’s Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information. The Alliance was formed at a meeting between 38 countries in Seoul….

NRC and EADS sign five-year aerospace MOU

S&T collaboration in aerospace between the National Research Council (NRC) and the European Union has been increased with a new five-year memorandum of understanding between NRC and European Aeronautic Defence and Space (EADS). The research and technology development (RTD) MOU will see a broadening of NRC’s collaboration with EADS business units to include Eurocopter, EADS’s…

BC-China projects receive $4 million in funding

A joint British Columbia-China program has announced $4 million in funding for eight projects aligned with priority areas in the province’s new Research and Innovation Strategy (R$, July 3/07). The projects were funded under the Innovation and Commercialization Strategic Development Program (ICSD), an initiative of the BC Innovation Council. The majority of projects are university-to-university…

Ex-NRC astronomer wins international award

Dr Sidney van den Bergh has been awarded the 2008 Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal for his lifetime work in the field of astronomy. Among the many positions he held during his career, van den Burgh was director of the National Research Council‘s Dominion Astrophysical Observatory from 1977 to 1986….

ISTPCanada, CIIRDF and IRAP join forces

Three Canadian organizations are banding together to enhance the ability of small businesses to conduct joint R&D with firms in India, China, Brazil and India. The three-year agreement is intended to fully leverage the programs currently offered by International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada (ISTPCanada), the Canada-Israel Industrial Research and Development Foundation (CIIRDF) and the…