NRC facilities

 

NRC offers Canadian businesses access to unique research infrastructure as well as the experts to optimize its use. This includes aerospace engineering and manufacturing, astronomy, high-throughput DNA sequencing, photonics, biotechnology and nanotechnology – to name just a few. Access to these facilities allows innovative businesses to pursue blue sky R&D opportunities here in Canada, while lowering the risks associated with R&D and accelerating product development.

Select your industry category below to learn which NRC facilities can add value to your organization.

Facility Address Targeted industries
0.9 m wind tunnel 1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Aerospace, automotive and surface transportation, construction, energy.
1.5 m trisonic wind tunnel Research Road
Ottawa, Ontario
Aerospace, automotive and surface transportation, construction, energy.
2 m x 3 m wind tunnel 1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Aerospace, automotive and surface transportation, energy.
3 m x 6 m icing wind tunnel 1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Aerospace, automotive and surface transportation, construction, marine.
9 m wind tunnel Research Road
Ottawa, Ontario
Aerospace, automotive and surface transportation, construction, energy.
Advanced materials research facility 2620 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, Ontario L5K 1B1
Advanced materials producers, clean tech, aerospace, automotive, defense, medical.
Advanced, non-linear optical imaging and microscopy (CARSLab) facility 100 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5A2
Oil and gas, mining, material science, manufacturing, cosmetics, food science, pharmaceuticals.
Aerospace manufacturing technologies centre 2107 chemin de Polytechnique
Montreal, Quebec H3T 1J4
Aerospace
Air cleaning technologies facility 1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Construction
Altitude icing wind tunnel 1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Aerospace
Aluminium Technology Centre 501 University Boulevard East
Saguenay, Quebec G7H 8C3
Canadian manufacturers of aluminium parts or equipment intended primarily for the transportation industry, in collaboration with major aluminium manufacturers.
Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array Chajnantor plateau, Chile Astronomy, astrophysics.
Battery testing and optimization facility 1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Aerospace and satellites; automotive; clean technology; consumer products; defence; security; energy (renewable and fossil); utilities; environmental technologies; life sciences; pharmaceuticals; and medical devices.
Biorefinery pilot plant 6100 Royalmount Avenue
Montreal, Quebec H4P 2R2
Forestry, agriculture, mining, oil and gas, municipal solid waste, utilities, systems integrators (defence, aerospace, engineering), power plant equipment manufacturers and suppliers (gas turbines, reciprocating engines, combined heat and power units), bioenergy technology developers (anaerobic digestion, gasification, pyrolysis, torrefaction).
Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Waimea, Hawaii, USA Astronomy, astrophysics.
Canadian Astronomy Data Centre 5071 West Saanich Road
Victoria, British Columbia V9E 2E7
Astronomy and astrophysics, high performance computing.
Canadian Centre for Housing Technology 1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Construction, information and communication technologies, public utilities and manufacturing sectors.
Canadian Photonics Fabrication Centre 1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Photonics and wide bandgap electronics.
Cavitation Tunnel 1 Arctic Ave.
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 3T5
Marine technology sector (to evaluate designs and assess the efficiency, performance and flow of propellers and other underwater objects).
Cell culture pilot plant 6100 Royalmount Avenue
Montreal, Quebec H4P 2R2
Biotechnology, biopharmaceutical.
Civil infrastructure and related structures testing facilities 1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Infrastructure, construction, defence and security, environmental management and technologies, information and communication technologies, and public utilities.
Climatic testing facility 2320 Lester Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1V 1S2
Surface transportation, commercial and military equipment, vehicles, and components.
Coastal wave basin 1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Designers, owners, operators and regulators of marine infrastructure, marine vehicles, marine operations and related technologies.
Compression and tension testing facility 2320 Lester Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1V 1S2
Manufacturing of heavy haul freight railcars, passenger railcars, metro/urban transit railcars, tractor trailers and heavy equipment vehicles.
Data Analytics Centre 1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, oil and gas, mining, retail, communications, transportation, healthcare, finance, education, utilities.
Dominion Astrophysical Observatory 5071 West Saanich Road
Victoria, British Columbia V9E 2E7
Astronomy and astrophysics.
Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory 717 White Lake Road
Kaleden, British Columbia V0H 1K0
Astronomy and astrophysics.
Fire safety testing facility 1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Construction, transportation, aerospace and automotive.
Gas turbine research facilities

1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6

100 Test Avenue
Thompson, Manitoba

Aerospace, energy, renewable energy, oil & gas, marine.
Gemini Observatory

Summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, U.S.A.

100 Test Avenue
Thompson, Manitoba

Astronomy and astrophysics.
Heavy structural dynamics lab 2320 Lester Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1V 1S2
Rail and large vehicle manufacturers.
Heavy vehicle tilt facilities 2320 Lester Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1V 1S2
Commercial and military equipment and vehicles.
High-discharge flume 1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Marine technology designers, owners, operators and regulators looking to verify and improve the performance, efficiency and safety of marine infrastructure, marine vehicles, marine operations and related technologies.
Human health therapeutics research facility – Halifax: Oxford Street 1411 Oxford St,
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3Z1
Biotechnology, biopharmaceutical.
Human health therapeutics research facility – Montreal: Royalmount 6100 Royalmount Avenue
Montreal, Quebec H4P 2R2
Biotechnology, biopharmaceutical.
Human health therapeutics research facility – Ottawa: Montreal Road 1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Biotechnology, biopharmaceutical.
Human Health Therapeutics research facility – Ottawa: Sussex Drive 100 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5A2
Biotechnology, biopharmaceutical.
Hydraulics laboratories 1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Marine infrastructure, marine vehicles, marine operations and related technologies.
Hygrothermal performance of buildings testing facilities 1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Construction, information and communication technologies.
Ice tank – 21 m 1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Shipping companies, operators of offshore structures in the north and government departments with a northern marine mandate.
Ice tank – 90 m 1 Arctic Ave.
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 3T5
Shipping companies, operators of offshore structures in the north, government departments with a northern marine mandate, Arctic navigation, oil and gas development and mineral exploration.
Indoor environment testing facilities 1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Construction, aerospace, information and communication technologies.
Large area basin 1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Marine infrastructure, marine vehicles, marine operations and related technologies.
Large wave flume 1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Designers, owners, operators and regulators of marine infrastructure, marine vehicles, marine operations and related technologies.
Laser processing and surface modification facility 800 Collip Circle
London, Ontario N6G 4X8
Automotive, aerospace, tooling, defence.
Manufacturing and Automotive Innovation Hub reseach facility 800 Collip Circle
London, Ontario N6G 4X8
Automotive, aerospace, tooling, defence.
Marine research station 270 Sandy Cove Road
Ketch Harbour, Nova Scotia B3V 1K9
Natural health products, bioactive ingredients, health and wellness, dietary supplements, personal care, functional foods and beverages, large carbon dioxide emitters, steel, pulp & paper, oil & gas, energy, manufacturing, aquaculture.
Material emissions testing facilities 1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Construction, aerospace, surface transportation, furniture manufacturing, air cleaning and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
Medical devices research facilities

75 de Mortagne Boulevard
Boucherville, Quebec J4B 6Y4

435 Ellice Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1Y6

Canadian medical device industry, in collaboration with clinicians, hospitals, other health care providers and health care administrators.
Microbial fermentation pilot plant

6100 Royalmount Avenue
Montreal, Quebec H4P 2R2

100 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5A2

Biotechnology, biopharmaceutical.
Microgrid testing and training facility 4250 Wesbrook Mall,
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1W5
Developers of power generation and storage technologies
Microscopy facility 11421 Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2M9
Nanotechnology.
Multidirectional wave basin 1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Designers, owners, operators and regulators of marine infrastructure, marine vehicles, marine operations and related technologies.
Nanotubes production facility 1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Defence and security, sports, aerospace, automotive, health, information and communications technology, transport, energy, paper industries, others.
National Research Council Canada – Japan office Tokyo, Japan Companies seeking Canada-Japan R&D collaboration.
Offshore engineering basin 1 Arctic Ave.
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 3T5
Marine technology designers, operators and regulators, offshore oil and gas companies, naval architects and specialists in evacuation and rescue.
Pilot-scale battery manufacturing line facility 75 de Mortagne Boulevard
Boucherville, Quebec J4B 6Y4
Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), parts and systems suppliers, raw material producers, processing companies, technology developers and integrators, system integrators.
Plant growth facilities 110 Gymnasium Place
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 0W9
Biotechnology, agriculture, bioenergy, natural health products, food and grocery, bioactive ingredients, health and wellness, dietary supplements, functional foods and beverages.
Preclinical in vivo facility 1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Biotechnology, biopharmaceutical.
Printable Electronics lab for digital manufacturing

1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6

100 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5A2

Radio frequency identification (RFID)/near field communication (NFC) providers, packaging, printing and security printing, marketing, healthcare and diagnostics, environmental science.
Printable electronics lab for security applications 75 de Mortagne Boulevard
Boucherville, Quebec J4B 6Y4
Printing and security printing, authentication and brand security, healthcare and diagnostics.
Rail vehicle impact ramp 2320 Lester Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1V 1S2
Rail transportation, container manufacturers, military cargo.
Refrigerated material test laboratory (cold test labs) 1 Arctic Ave.
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 3T5
Marine industry, ship designers, naval architects and organizations that have a northern mandate.
Research aircraft fleet Research Road
Ottawa, Ontario
Aerospace
Reverberant acoustic chamber Research Road
Ottawa, Ontario
Aerospace
Steel wave flume 1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Marine infrastructure, marine vehicles, marine operations and related technologies.
Structural full-scale aerospace testing facilities 1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Aerospace
Towing tank 1 Arctic Ave.
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 3T5
Fleet operators, ship and yacht designers, specialists in offshore safety, marine sports teams.
Wheel bearing and brake facility 2320 Lester Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1V 1S2
Rail transportation, container manufacturers, military cargo.
Zebrafish facility 1411 Oxford Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3Z1
Natural health products, pharmaceuticals, toxicity, efficacy testing, behavioural testing, neuroactivity, bioactivity.