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From Discovery to Innovation National Research Council Canada (NRC) and the Industry Partnership Facilities (IPF’s) NRC Research Institutes Institute for Aerospace Research Institute for Biological Sciences Institute for Chemical Process and Environmental Technology Institute for Information Technology Institute for Microstructural Sciences Institute for National Measurement Standards Institute for Research in Construction Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information Corporate Branches (ASPM, CS, FB, HRB, IMSB) Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation – Vancouver Institute for Ocean Technology - St. John’s Institute for Information Technology – Atlantic – Fredericton, Moncton, St. John, Sydney Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics – Victoria, Institute for Marine Bioscience - Penticton Halifax National Institute for Industrial Materials Institute – Boucherville, Institute for Biodiagnostics – Nanotechnology - Edmonton and Saguenay Winnipeg, Calgary, Halifax Biotechnology Research Institute – Plant Biotechnology Institute – Integrated Manufacturing Montreal Saskatoon Technologies Institute – London Making News TIME magazine (Canada) March 12, 2001 The NRC Vision 2001 to 2006 Recognized globally outstanding people – for research and outstanding employer innovation, NRC will excellence and leadership in R&D be a leader in the development of an technology clustering innovative knowledge-based value through new companies and technical transfer economy in Canada through science and enhancing international technology. opportunities NRC’s Industry Partnership Facilities (Incubation facilities) NRC’s - Industry Partnership Facilities (IPF’s) • Past – Co-Location until 1998 – 2 Facilities (IPF’s) constructed in 1998 • Montreal at BRI – 70,000 sq. ft. • Ottawa at IMS & IIT – 35,000 sq. ft. • Today – 15 New facilities (IPF’s) recently built or under construction – 1 Expansion (Montreal 30,000 sq.ft. to be completed shortly) – 1 Expansion under consideration (Ottawa 35,000 sq.ft.) • Future – All 20 Institutes are to have Industry Partnership Facilities (IPF’s), with little or no co-location Industry Partnership Facilities at NRC • St-John’s, Nfld - IOT • Sydney, NS - IIT • Halifax, NS - IMB • Fredericton, NB - IIT • Moncton, NB - IIT • St-John, NB - IIT • Chicoutimi, PQ - IMI • Montreal, PQ – BRI • Montreal, PQ – IMI • Ottawa, ON – IMS/IIT • Ottawa, ON – SIMS/IBS • Winnipeg, Man – IBD • Saskatoon, Sask – PBI • Edmonton, Alta – NINT • Penticton, BC – HIA • Vancouver, BC – IC • Victoria, BC - HIA NRC - Industry Partnership Facilities are primarily Technology Incubators…but… NRC - Industry Partnership Facilities Technology and Business Incubators • Facilities that aid the early-stage growth of technology-based companies by providing • Technology – Access to Space (Offices and Labs) – Access to facilities (Researchers and Equipment) – Shared services – Tenant entry and exit criteria • Business – All of the above plus… – Mentoring and networking – Young Entrepreneurs Program (New) – Business consulting assistance – Plus plus plus INCUBATION… is a business The basic concept is to Meet your client’s needs And… Success will generally follow From Discovery to Innovation Thank you!
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