NRC Labs in Ontario

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NRC Labs in Ontario


Building Meaningful Collaborations

between OCN and Federal Labs

Pat Mortimer

VP, Technology and Industry Support

12 December 2006

A Proud History

Vaccine
-
meningitis C

Attosecond Science

MRI

Early radar

Dr. Gerhard Herzberg


Pacemaker

NRC: A Capacity to
Serve


Multidisciplinary nature


Cutting
-
edge R&D relevant to industry needs


National presence


Extensive industrial support


Catalytic role in bringing partners


Dynamic role in many Canadian communities

NRC brings integrated solutions to national challenges
through S&T

NRC Presence Federally

Staff: Approx. 4,300 employees; 1,500

visiting / guest workers

Total expenditures 2005
-
06:
$835 M

Total Income 2005
-
06:
$166 M

NRC: A National
Institution

Science at Work for
Canada:

A Strategy for NRC

Over the next five years, NRC will:


1.
Anticipate and perform R&D that improves the
competitiveness
of
Canadian

industry


2.
Provide
integrated

industry support that engages key players


3.
Invest in and focus NRC’s unique strengths and competencies on
areas of importance to Canada


4.
Build a
sustainable

and
agile

national research and innovation
organization

for Canada






Strengthen Canada’s system of innovation


NRC’s Roles in Canada’s Innovation System:

Science at Work for
Canada:

How we Partner


Collaborative research agreements (CRAs) are our ‘bread and butter’
-

many
variations (bilateral; Special Interest Groups; consortia and
other multi
-
party; domestic; international)



Fee
-
for
-
service for specialized services and facilities (testing and
consulting)



Industrial Partnership Facilities



Licensing of IP



Spin
-
offs of People and / or Technology





Science at Work for
Canada:


How we Partner



Technical Advice and risk sharing from IRAP


dedicated to growing
SMEs



Major engineering facilities



Training of HQP



Guest workers



Scientific, technical and medical information from CISTI





Science at Work for
Canada:


How to Work with us



Every NRC institute has an expert business office


people who can
talk S&T and business



We have a strong corporate business office at our Ottawa HQ with
patent agents, other IP experts, dealmakers and new venture
advisors (with expert Justice, finance, HR and other experts co
-
located)



We have IRAP ITAs in your community




Collaborative Research Agreements


Canada


In 2005
-
2006 NRC signed 393 new
collaborative agreements with
Canadian partners. Total value of
$78M.


Currently, NRC has 941 active
collaborations with a total lifetime
value of
~
$400M


These collaborations involved
~
700
partners from private, public and
university sectors

Number of New Collaborative Agreements
0
50
100
150
200
250
300
350
400
450
1996-1997
1997-1998
1998-1999
1999-2000
2000-2001
2001-2002
2002-2003
2003-2004
2004-2005
2005-06
Technology Transfer




67 companies have been
created since 1995


Over 500 individuals now
work in NRC spin
-
offs


NRC spin
-
offs have
attracted more than $400
million in venture capital
investments


Only 6 companies have
ceased operations

Cumulative Number of
Spin-offs Companies Created
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
40
45
50
55
60
65
70
1995-1996
1996-1997
1997-1998
1998-1999
1999-2000
2000-2001
2001-2002
2002-2003
2003-2004
2004-2005
2005-2006
Creating Spin
-
off
Companies with

NRC Technologies

NRC Presence in
Ontario


9 Research Institutes


2 Technology Centres


IRAP


CISTI


Corporate Functions

NRC Horizontal
Programs

Strategic (mission
oriented) Research


Regional/Community
Innovation System
Activities


Industry Sector

National Programs


NRC

Typical
Institute/

Program


Typical NRC Research
Institute Structure

INMS
-

Institute for
National Measurement
Standards


R&D and maintenance of primary standards and calibration
facilities. The rich resource of expertise benefits the Canadian
economy and the quality of life for Canadians through
technological commercialization, advances in health
management practices, and safeguards for the environment.

Overall Mission

INMS
-

Institute for
National Measurement
Standards


Innovative Design requires novel measurement

-

New measurement
technologies for potential commercialization are developed and
disseminated through licensing and spin
-
off companies.



Mass Producing Innovative Design Requires Measurement
Reproduceability

-

Precision calibration and measurement services for
equipment used in the manufacturing process ensures quality,
compatibility of co
-
manufactured component parts and conformity with
performance specification and regulation standards.



Exporting Innovative Design Requires International Acceptance of
Measurement

-

Participation in international measurement comparisons
and committee work to protect Canada's trade interests and to maintain
NRC
-
INMS' position as a world class national metrology institute.

Activities:


is to provide leadership in collaboration with the Canadian
and international scientific communities in the development of
a knowledge base in molecular sciences. SIMS undertakes
fundamental research to develop innovative technologies and
is based on competencies that range from cell chemistry to
attosecond science to nano
-
materials.

Overall Mission

SIMS


Steacie Institute
for Molecular Sciences



Advanced Optics

(Ultrafast lasers, spectroscopy,

attosecond and strong field science)


Biological Probes

(Imaging spectroscopy, chemical
biology)


Molecular and Materials Synthesis

(Carbon nanotubes, nanomaterials,

combinatorial chemistry)


Materials Characterization

(Solid state NMR, X
-
ray diffraction)


Neutron Scattering

(National Facility)


Theory and Computation

(Ultrafast processes, molecular
dynamics, materials design)

Main Research Themes

SIMS


Steacie Institute
for Molecular Sciences


Canadian Neutron Beam Centre (CNBC)


A national facility providing advanced neutron scattering capabilities to
Canadian universities, industry and government laboratories


Centre for Imaging Spectroscopy


Imaging of biological and nanomaterials over a wide range of
wavelengths and length
-
scales (initial $800K capital investment)


Femtosecond Laser Facility


SIMS expertise and technology is critical for the successful CFI funded
“Advanced Laser Light Source” at INRS ($20M)


Solid State NMR


SIMS was a lead organization in the successful CFI funded Ultrahigh
Field Solid State NMR Centre ($14M) in partnership with the University
of Ottawa

Facilities

SIMS


Steacie Institute
for Molecular Sciences

IBS
-

Institute for
Biological Sciences





Glycosciences


Vaccines and intervention strategies


Neurodegenerative disease


Diagnostics




a premier global institute in the application of

neuro
-

and glycosciences to reduce the impact of

age
-
related and infectious diseases

Main Research Themes

Overall Mission



NMR


Molecular characterization and
modelling



Mass spectrometry


glycoanalysis

and proteomics



Genomics


DNA sequencing and
microarrays



Bacterial Culture


Facilities


Level 2 and 3



Animal Facilities




Including level 3 containment

IBS


Institute for
Biological Sciences

Facilities

IAR
-

Institute for
Aerospace Research
(NRC Aerospace)



Aerodynamics Laboratory


Aerospace Manufacturing Technology Centre


Flight Research Laboratory


Gas Turbine Laboratory


Structures and Materials Performance
Laboratory




… to maintain national excellence in the
aeronautical sciences and be the custodian,
developer and user of Canada’s major national
facilities that are available to support R&D in the
design, manufacture and performance assessment
of aerospace vehicles.



Main Research Themes

Overall Mission

IAR
-

Institute for
Aerospace Research
(NRC Aerospace)



3 sites (2 in Ottawa, 1 in Montreal)


14 buildings (565,000 sq.ft.)


Major facilities:


8 wind tunnels



8 research aircraft


Full
-
scale structural test rigs


Engine and combustion test cells


Materials characterization and testing
equipment


Aeroacoustic reverberant chambers


Lubrication/tribology test rigs


Flight Recorder Playback Centre


Manufacturing research facilities


Facilities


NRC
-
ICPET

:


ICPET
-

Institute for
Chemical Process and
Environmental Technology


-

provides chemistry
-
based solutions for
industry

-

addresses national priorities in innovation
and sustainable development

-

through partnerships with industry, universities,
and other government agencies

Main Research Themes

IMS
-

Institute for
Microstructural Sciences


To play a pivotal role in the
creation and development of
photonic, optical and
quantum devices


Ensure diffusion into the
Innovation System


Communications, Health,
Environment, Energy and
Security


Semiconductors: inorganic &
organic


Nanofabrication


Photonic & Quantum
Devices


PIC & Component
Prototyping


Optical Interference
Coatings


Optics Shop


Acoustics


5.4
5.6
5.8
6.0
6.2
6.4
6.6
0.0
0.5
1.0
1.5
2.0
2.5
GaN
GaNAs
Wavelength (micron)
0.8
0.5
1.55
2.0
5.0
InGaNAs
InGaAsSb
Ge
InGaAs
InSb
InAs
GaSb
AlSb
InP
GaAs
AlAs
AlP
GaP
Si
Energy Gap (eV)
Lattice Constant (A)
Overall Mission

Core Competencies

Canadian Photonics
Fabrication Centre (CPFC)


A collaborative regional
initiative serving Canada


Unique facility in North America
for industry and universities


Component and device
fabrication


Linking photonics clusters to
NRC's national facilities,
networks, competencies and
incubation services


Training of highly qualified
personnel



IMS
-

Institute for
Microstructural Sciences

IRC
-

Institute for
Research in Construction

… is the leading construction research agency in Canada,
developing innovative solutions for the country’s largest
industry

Making sense of Information

Knowledge from Data

so you can use Technology effectively

People
-
Oriented Systems

anytime, anywhere

e
-
Business


Overall Mission

IRC
-

Institute for
Research in Construction


Four research programs


building envelope and structure


indoor environment


fire safety


urban infrastructure


Construction codes


Product evaluation

Activities

IRC
-

Institute for

Research in Construction



Research thrusts:


Reduce environmental impact and

increase durability


Reduce life cycle cost


Improve functionality & occupant

satisfaction


Improve safety and security

Additional Research
Presence in Ontario


Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Institute


R&D of integrated technologies for the manufacture of products
and equipment.


System Simulation and Controls Research


Production Technologies Research



Centre for Surface Transportation Technology


Proprietary research, technology development, engineering, and
testing of civilian and military vehicles and vehicle systems


Divisions: Rail, Road Vehicle and Military Systems, Climatic Eng.



Canadian Hydraulics Centre


Canada's largest hydraulics and coastal engineering laboratory


Test Facilities: Wave Basins, Wave Flumes, Weigh Tanks


Government of Canada’s foremost and longest
-
standing initiative for
helping the country’s SMEs develop new technologies and
innovations (60 years old)




provides specialty technical and business expertise and financial
assistance to SMEs across Canada


To realize their full potential and turn knowledge and innovation
into strategic opportunities, jobs and prosperity for all Canadians



Today NRC
-
IRAP provides targeted advice and assistance to some

10,000 SMEs annually

Industrial Research
Assistance Program
(NRC
-
IRAP)



Overall Mission

Main Research Themes


Delivered by Industry Technology Advisors (ITAs)


75% of ITAs have a Masters or Doctorate / experience in private or
industrial R&D


Actively engaged in 100 communities and in more than 147
locations across Canada located close to clients


Linked to expertise resident in the rest of the national network


42 clients per ITA; on average make about 100 client on
-
site visits
per year per ITA

Industrial Research
Assistance Program

(NRC
-
IRAP)



Facilities

CISTI


Canada Institute
for Scientific and
Technical Information


A Library


Canada’s national science library


National Research Council (NRC) information resource


A Publisher


Canada’s foremost scientific and technical publisher


A Document Provider


Document delivery services from our collection, link partners, and
around the world


A Gateway to the World's Scientific Information


Current awareness services


Access and linkages to the world’s STM information


A Source of Competitive Technical Intelligence

CISTI is …

One of the world’s leading providers of information

in science, technology and medicine (STM)

Main Research Themes


Competitive Technical Intelligence


Interpreted information on which actions can be based


Information about external S&T developments, trends, threats and
opportunities that can affect your position as a leader in your field


Assistance in deciding the next steps for your innovation and
commercialization activities


Results oriented information tailored to your decision needs



Benefits to SMEs


Reduced R&D costs and risk


Improved chances of commercial success


Better time to market


Increased efficiency and effectiveness


Better partnerships and alliances



CISTI


Canada Institute
for Scientific and
Technical Information


Putting Science to Work for Canada


Our new Strategy will position NRC

as a critical S&T and innovation

organization of the federal government.



NRC will make significant contributions

to the enduring issues of the nation,

and will generate a powerful impact

on the competitiveness of Canadian

industry and the economic viability

of our communities.

Science at Work for
Canada:
A Commitment

to the Future