NRC facilities renewal

The NRC's advanced materials research facility in Mississauga, Ontario

The Government of Canada is investing $962.2M over the next 8 years and $121M ongoing to renew the NRC's facilities and real property, as part of the modernization of the NRC to better invent, innovate and prosper. This generational investment underscores the commitment to fostering scientific exploration and ensuring that Canada remains at the forefront of global scientific discovery.

The NRC maintains a network of scientific facilities across Canada that provide researchers in business, academia and government with access to the sites and expertise needed to innovate, develop, scale up, certify and demonstrate technologies.

The revitalization of the NRC's facilities is an exciting opportunity to advance research excellence, improve partnerships with universities and industry, and increase the impact of the NRC's work in support of Canada's science, technology and innovation goals. The revitalization will help support key sectors such as aerospace and defence, advanced manufacturing, construction, and life sciences.

The NRC's history is rich, with over 100 years of conducting and supporting ground-breaking research in Canada and beyond. This investment ensures we can continue this legacy well into the future.

Wave 1 projects

The first intake of projects is underway, with a number of exceptional projects selected to receive funding.

Future projects

The NRC is preparing to launch our next capital investment project intake process beginning this year in 2024-2025. It is anticipated that this process will launch with an internal NRC call-for-proposals in November 2024. Capital investment projects for the next round of funding will support the NRC strategic plan 2024-2029: Research powering innovation for Canada.

Collaboration with academia

We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with Canadian universities and colleges to complement the impressive suite of research infrastructure across Canada. If your institution is interested in learning more about how our facilities renewal process could involve your research, please contact us.


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