Organization: National Research Council

NRC teams with DND for three IT projects

The National Research Council‘s Institute for Information Technology (IIT) and Canadian Forces Base Gagetown are collaborating on three R&D projects in support of Gagetown’s new Immersive Reflexive Engagement Trainer facility. The two-year projects are valued at $2.6 million with NRC and the Department of National Defence contributing 60% and 40% respectively. The projects are: Laser…

NRC’s infrastructure cluster receives renewal funds

The federal government has renewed the National Research Council‘s Centre for Sustainable Infrastructure Research (CSIR) in Regina The $4 million renewal is far less that the $10 million the Centre originally received in 2003. It will go towards further technology development for public infrastructure including drinking water, stormwater and waste water systems. The CSIR is…

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…